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Fun Games for Under-8s (Pt. 2)
Several of these games are "knock-out" games where the players are knocked out gradually and the last player left is the winner. Since the first ones out are often the ones who need the most practice, the ones knocked out should be required to do something to either get back into the game or to keep them working on their ball skills until the game is over... click for complete story
Picking the Right Place to Train
The world of youth sports has advanced dramatically in the last ten years. Gone are the days of a ten year old riding his bike up to the elementary school and meeting a group of neighbors for some touch football. Today's young athletes often play one sport year round and parents often hire private skill coaches to give their athlete every advantage. Today's young athletes also have specialized athletic training facilities at their
disposal... click for complete story
Developing A Positive Relationship With Officials (Pt. 1)
Cats and dogs. Oil and water. Parents and youth sports officials. Some things just don't mix. Parents and officials never seem to be on the same page. There always seems to be some tension between them. It often seems to parents that the person officiating must be seeing a different game than they are... click for complete story
Family's Lasting Influence on Finances
IIn addition to physical traits and family values, our children also inherit something that most parents don't realize-our financial behavior. A new survey that looks at American's financial behaviors reports that many parents overlook this important responsibility and, as a result, may be passing on poor money management skills to their children... click for complete story
NCSA Recruiting Corner
California Community Colleges: There are so many soccer prospects in California that is it mathematically impossible for all of them to play at in-state Division I, II, III or NAIA institutions. If attending a California college/university is a high priority, but academics and athletics at a four-year college is not possible, it is time to consider a two-year community college... click for complete story
Eating For Your Child's Sport
Eating For Short-Duration Events/Stop-And-Go Sports: In the days before the competition: don't allow your child's muscle stores of glycogen, ATP, and CP to be exhausted by hard exercise immediately before the event; make sure calorie intake is adequate for several days prior to the event: and... click for complete
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