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The Craft of Coaching (Part 1 of 4)
Bill Beswick, the renowned sports psychologist formerly of Manchester United and Middlesbrough FC, has a saying which should inspire all coaches: "A good coach is able to take a player where they have never been before and will not get to on their own." This in many ways gives meaning to what it is to coach and encapsulates the primary purpose of the coaching profession... click for complete story
NCSA Recruiting Corner
So You Want to Play College Soccer? After a great showing at Cal South's Soccer Nation Expo, I came away feeling that many families and athletes still aren't sure what is needed to play college soccer. There are a lot of athletes who say they would like nothing more than to play their sport at the next level, but saying those words and acting on them are two very different things. You can
not just sit back and wait to be recruited; you need to get involved in the proper activities to make it happen... click for complete story
Velocity Sports Performance Training Tips
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; a service that used to be exclusive to professional athletes... 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
Refereeing in Cal South: Taking Your First Steps
When you see the referee and assistant referee out there on the soccer field, do you often wonder what type of preparation and training they receive? If the individual referees do not receive the proper training, they are not going to be prepared to make their next move in actually stepping out there onto a soccer field... click for complete story
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