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EVOLUTION OF SYSTEMS OF PLAY - PART III
The system of play used by France in the 1998 World Cup was basically a 4-3-3 with a 4-4-2 in defense. The three top attackers were mobile, slipping into midfield and sometimes into defense, particularly in the second half of the final when the team went into a mass defense. The strong points of the team were speed, strength, determination, courage and general skill... click for complete story
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS & SPECTATORS
Parents and spectators have a great influence on children's enjoyment and success
in soccer. All children play soccer because they first and foremost love the game - it's fun. Remember that however good a child becomes at soccer within your club, it is important to reinforce the message to parents and spectators that positive encouragement will contribute to... click for complete story
FRANK SINATRA: OLD-SCHOOL 'BOSS' SUPREME
Before Bruce Springsteen became "The Boss," Frank Sinatra was "Il Padrone" ("The Boss" in Italian). To Italian-Americans close to him, Sinatra became one of those guys known in Sicily, as uomini rispettati, or men of respect. Such leaders were both majestic and humble. They would go out of their way to right a wrong. They'd see to things personally. Villages would kiss their
hands...click for complete story
NCSA RECRUITING CORNER
In order to find your perfect college match you may need to expand your horizons. Many student-athletes and their families are only familiar with local colleges and universities and with the schools they watch on ESPN and read about in Sports Illustrated. In reality, there are hundreds of excellent colleges and soccer programs scattered across the entire United States... click for complete story
A penalty kick is awarded is any of a number of offenses are committed by a player inside his own penalty area, irrespective of the position of the ball, provided it is in play... click for complete story
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