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A GOOD COACH AND MANAGER(Part 3 of 3)
The referee's role - To ensure safety for the players and to enforce the rules. Coaches must approach referees in an ethical fashion, keeping these factors in mind. Players and coaches make mistakes. So do referees, but referees don't have the ability to criticize... click for complete story
KEEP YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR
Your child will last longer as a competitive athlete, and you will last longer as a sports parent, if you can learn to maintain your sense of humor under fire. The sports families that seem to have the hardest times are the ones who head off to competitions as if they were heading into a war zone... click for complete story
SPORTS TRAINING - How Much Is Too Much? [Part 2 of 2]
Increasing the frequency, duration, or intensity of training too quickly is one of the main causes of injury. To prevent injuries caused by too-rapid increases in training, I am a strong believer in athletes following the "ten-percent rule." The rule refers to the amount a young athlete's training...click for complete story
NCSA RECRUITING CORNER
Mind vs. Matter - Things You Can Control This Season: At some point during every high school soccer player's career he or she will need to initiate dialogue with their coach. Whether an athlete is concerned about playing time, coaching style or wants to ask some basic questions, it is important to address the high school/club coach in a mature and respectful manner... click for complete story
LAWS OF THE GAME Q&A
The USSF's National Referee Program office receives a multitude of inquiries regarding FIFA's Laws of the Game and numerous questions involving soccer ephemera. Here's a quick sampling of recent topics and the resulting responses... click for complete story
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