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Fun Games for Under-8s (Pt. 5)
Dribbler's Alley: Four or more players are needed. Set up one less pair of cones ("gates") than the number of players you have in a line. Each "gate" should be about six feet wide and have about 10 feet between each. Every player guards a gate and the remaining player attempts to dribble through the gates... click for complete story
Getting the Most Out of Your Warm-Up
On soccer pitches across America, the first ten minutes of practice typically get thrown away. Coach tells everyone to take a couple of laps around the field, circle up and stretch. Unfortunately this type of warm up is a wasted opportunity. Warm up is not just dead time before a game. It's an opportunity to avoid injury and take the field ready to play at a high level right from the whistle. The good news is that we now know how to warm
up well... click for complete story
FREE Cal South Online Parenting Course
Cal South and Sports Path, the leader in online sports education courses, have formally announced an agreement designed to help bring parental soccer education to the forefront. Through this partnership, Sports Path will provide a Cal South-branded course entitled "Preparing Your Child for Youth Soccer," which is free to Cal South members interested in furthering their soccer parenting education.... click for complete story
NCSA Recruiting Corner
Researching - How to Do It the Right Way: Any active student-athlete, looking to play in college, probably has a pile of questionnaires and letters on their kitchen counter. In that pile of letters on the kitchen counter, more than half are from schools which the student-athlete has probably never heard of before. The chances of those unknown schools receiving a response are likely slim to none. Therefore, the chances of
that student-athlete missing out on perhaps their perfect college fit are massive. This is why research is so important!... click for complete story
Laws of the Game: Ask the Referee
The USSF's National Referee Program office receives a multitude of inquiries regarding FIFA's Laws of the Game and numerous questions involving some often confusing rules and calls. Here is a quick sampling of recent topics and the resulting responses... click for complete story
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