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Curing Common Coaching Problems (Pt. 1 of 3)
The player who wants to play more than one position- This is a problem that is best nipped in the bud. The sooner a youngster learns that a soccer player is a soccer player, period -- that a soccer player plays offense and defense always, that a team needs change and that different coaches see players' abilities and roles in different ways -- the better off that player will be... click for complete story
Velocity Sports Performance Training Tips
Developing Explosive and Injury Free Soccer Athletes, Part 3 of 3: To get your body to perform at an elite level it has to be trained in a way that prepares the body for those situations. As a coach or a soccer athlete you have to ask yourself, what is your desired outcome? Muscles and joints that are used when kicking, jumping, or running fire quickly while taking on a great deal of force. Prepare them for that using
controlled movements and environments like practice. If you want your team to change direction more quickly on the field... 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
Northwestern Mutual Financial Planning Advice
Retirement Readiness: Financial Strategies For Your Retirement Years - Conventional wisdom tells us that once you start getting a paycheck, you should save a portion of it for retirement. Too bad life gets in the way: illness, children's education, home renovations, job loss, divorce, and more can all dip into funds earmarked for retirement. It's no wonder only 44 percent of Americans, aged 55 and older, have saved
less than $100,000,... click for complete story
NCSA Recruiting Corner
Enough with the Emails - Use the Phone! Calling coaches can be one of the most intimidating aspects of a student-athlete's recruiting process, but it can also be one of the most important. If you are interested in a college/university it is vital that you be in contact with the coach. A coach is never going to invite a prospect to be part of their team if they don't know the
student-athlete and have a sense of their character... 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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