Monthly Archives: May 2014

Youth Soccer Insider: Elite? Premier? Not when the punts are flying

Friday, May 30, 2014 Tweet This Share This Elite? Premier? Not when the punts are flying By Ian Plenderleith The setting is a “showcase” tournament featuring some of the top youth clubs in Region 1. College scouts are dotted around … Continue reading

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Even more on parents and playing time

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Even more on parents and playing time

Pleasing parents is not what youth sports is about. I once had a parent say, in a menacing tone, “My son has always been on the winning team of the League Cup!” I bit my lip and thought, not this … Continue reading

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Behavior Problems (Part 1 of 2)

Originally posted on CoachDeck:
Handling discipline problems presents a distinct challenge for youth soccer coaches. Many coaches are inexperienced in dealing with discipline or even identifying real problems versus child’s play. Many coaches mistake immature behavior, which would be appropriate…

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Are Many Soccer Drills Rubbish?

You see the “A” passes to “B” while “A” makes a short run and “B” passes back and after receiving the ball from “A1” passes to “C” etc., etc. but does this accomplish anything significant? You work on touch but … Continue reading

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Many Americans still inactive

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Not Your Best Day Mate….

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Parana Scores Free Kick Against Odd Ponte Preta Defense

http://www.businessinsider.com/parana-scores-free-kick-2014-5#!KSSqk

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D minus grade for American youth physical fitness | CoachDeck

Something tells me America is not the only country with this problem. Thoughts? http://blog.coachdeck.com/2014/05/07/d-minus-grade-for-american-youth-physical-fitness/

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Soccer-Man City primed to finally seal the deal in hectic season | Reuters

Liverpool had it to give away – and they did. http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/06/soccer-england-liverpool-idINL3N0NS1SH20140506

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