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Fun Games for Under-8s (Pt. 6)
The Name Game: Four or more players needed. Players stand in a circle and pass the ball to one another, but they must call out the name of the person they are passing to. This is great at the beginning of the season so everyone learns names. If the players are doing well and you have enough players, add additional balls... click for complete story
Velocity Sports Performance Training Tips
Developing Explosive and Injury Free Soccer Athletes, Part 1 of 3: When considering what speed looks like on the soccer field, there are many things to take into consideration. Can you get your body to accelerate efficiently? Do you know if your body can adequately handle stopping that speed you've built up? Will your joints, muscles, and ligaments be able to with stand the forces put on them during change of direction?
The players who are fastest racing a stopwatch in a pre-programmed direction may not be your most successful soccer players... 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
Own Your Retirement: Retirement in the 2000s has taken on different meanings for everyone. For some, being retired is all about not working a regular job and finally enjoying "the good life." For others, it's a time for reinvention, a chance to pursue a new career, hobby or passion. Some may keep working because they prefer to, while others need to keep working just to make ends meet... click for complete story
NCSA Recruiting Corner
Finding the Best College For Your College Experience: Why responding to all college coaches is important: Most prospective student-athletes will receive some contact from colleges/universities, in the form of general admissions information, questionnaires, and/or emails from college coaches. If you are receiving similar information, you may have mixed feelings about the colleges/universities you are hearing from. Many
student-athletes make the mistake of disregarding correspondence from colleges and coaches they are not initially interested in. In reality, no college contact should be neglected... 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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