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EVOLUTION OF SYSTEMS OF PLAY - PART IV
The four-part series concludes with a look at how to select a system that fits your players and coaching style, and the strengths and weaknesses of the various systems... click for complete story
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS
Players are the most important people in the sport. Playing for the team, and for team to win, is the
most fundamental part of the game. But winning at any cost is not the idea - fair play and respect for all others in the game is fundamentally important... click for complete story
MICHELLE HOSKINS & HER SWEET DREAM
Sometimes, you just have to manufacture an opportunity … even when it's sitting right there in front of you. That's the story of Michelle Hoskins, a single mother of three who had read that the 1980's were to be the "decade of the woman" and knew she wanted to strike out on her own but didn't even know what an entrepreneur was. She had to look it up in the dictionary...click for complete story
NCSA RECRUITING CORNER
Two student athletes just made the 2006-2007 ODP Winter Pools and both start on club teams that are extremely successful. Both student-athletes are left midfielders, around the same height and speed and have a similar style of play. Which student-athlete do you think a college coach is going to recruit?... click for complete story
HOW RED AND YELLOW CARDS
GOT THE GREEN LIGHT
We are so used to seeing red and yellow cards used on the field that we probably think that they were always part of the game. They were actually introduced by a famous English referee, Ken Aston, who thought of using them while sitting at a set of traffic lights in Kensington High Street in London in 1966. Here is
how it happened in Ken's own words... click for complete story
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