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Each monthly issue of the Cal South E-News is chock-full of free educational content broken into useful categories that parents, coaches, trainers and referees will enjoy. So dig in, enjoy, and we'll see you again next month.
WINNING A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (Part 1 of 2)
When the National Semi-Final game suddenly and finally ended in the fourth overtime, I was too stunned to react. I knew "sudden death" meant the game was over when someone scored; yet, I still felt like, "There must be some mistake here! The game can't possibly be over." Fans around me were crying while others just stared blankly forward in shock...click for complete story
TIPS ON BEING A GOOD "SPORT PARENT"
Your child will feel under less pressure if she views every game as an
opportunity to learn something about her sport (and herself as a player) rather than as a time to prove herself. Sports can be a wonderful classroom for young athletes, providing that the adults involved don't place a greater importance on winning than learning... click for complete story
PREVENTING GROIN INJURIES
The typical groin strain is a common injury in soccer, which is why players stretch these muscles as a part of their pre-game routine. U.S. Men's National Team players Tony Sanneh and Claudio Reyna have missed playing time with this injury, and most recently Ante Razov has been sidelined as well. The injury is not unique to soccer, however, as athletes in many other sports, including ice hockey, often suffer
from this injury...click for complete story
NCSA RECRUITING CORNER
There comes a time in every player's soccer career when he or she needs to decide how seriously they want to pursue soccer. At some point, every youth soccer player will be asked the question: do you want to play soccer in college? If being a collegiate student-athlete is something that a youth player wants to purse then sacrifices may have to be made... click for complete story
FROM PLAYER AND COACH TO REFEREE
An interview with Victor Petroni, the 1985-86 MISL Goalkeeper of the Year. He is also a former college coach and is currently the Director of Coaching at Atletico Flames Futbol Club in Elizabethtown, Ky. Victor was a registered Grade 5 Referee and is currently a registered Grade 7 Referee Assessor... click for complete story
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