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ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY & BALL SKILLS BEFORETACTICS
The youth coach has an important role in encouraging the development of these fundamental tools. One of the goals of this coaching guide is to introduce parents/youth coaches to an approach to coaching youth players that 1) embraces the lessons that are found in the game itself, and 2) is player-centered rather than coach-centered.... click for
TAKE A LOT OF PICTURES
I have come to appreciate all the pictures my wife takes at games and tournaments. She takes pictures of our children, their teammates and friends, and the parents of their teammates and friends. We have become friends with a number of these parents. I have even become friends with a couple of their coaches... click for complete story
A REPORT ON KNEE INJURIES
There are lots of soccer injury statistics in sports medicine magazines. As mentioned in a prior article, the ankle is the most injured body part, but the knee follows. To see if there are any suggestions that could be made in the way of preventive measures that might reduce the number and severity of knee injuries, we need to know how the injury happened...click for complete story
NCSA RECRUITING CORNER
What Every Student Should Know After Receiving An Offer: Most soccer players dream of the day when a college coach presents them with a scholarship offer. They take official and unofficial visits, meet with potential teammates, attend tournaments, camps and showcases, and meet with college coaches with one goal in mind - an offer. When the excitement wears down, they are often faced with a serious question - what happens
now?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 is a quick sampling of recent topics and the resulting responses... click for complete story
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