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Cal South E-News | March 2011

March 21, 2011

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Each monthly issue of Cal South E-News is loaded with free educational content broken into useful categories that parents, coaches, trainers and referees will find useful. Drop us a line and let us know how you like our newsletter. Enjoy! 

Provided by Cuties & Soccer Hall of Famer Joy Fawcett

Looking Beyond the Scoreboard & Learning from Mistakes: You and your daughter are watching your favorite team playing in the championship game. In the final five minutes, your favorite player makes a critical error. You jump up and down screaming at the TV. You may even throw something out of frustration! Two weeks later, your daughter is playing in her championship game and makes a vital mistake which costs her team the game... click for complete story

NCSA Recruiting Corner
Researching Schools 101: Researching schools can be a different process for every student-athlete, but it is important for EVERY student-athlete. Researching schools can get tedious, but you should be researching schools each week, no matter how old you are. The more schools you research, the more you will know what you are looking for in a school... click for complete story

NSCAA Coaching Education
Goal-Side Defensive Positioning:
Most players have heard their coaches yell to get goal side on defense. That's just the first step toward proper defensive positioning. Quite simply, it means making sure that the defender is closer to the goal than the player being marked. The concept is to keep the defender's body between where the attacker is and where he or she wants to go... click for complete story

Provided this issue by Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD
Does a pre-exercise quick fix do any good?:
Despite popular belief, eating a carbohydrate-based snack such as an banana, energy bar, handful of pretzels, or an apple, just 5 minutes before a workout can boost your energy. It might help you be as much as 10% to 20% stronger at the end of a one-hour soccer session... 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

We hope you enjoy this month's issue. If you have any comments, please send us an email at pjohnson@calsouth.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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