Posts Tagged 'coaching soccer'

Why Children Should Watch Soccer on TV

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Television viewing options are often the center of intra-family squabbles.  Who gets the remote, what does the family watch, and the list goes on.  Soccer in many ways can serve to quell these arguments.  It is the ultimate team sport and can bring a group of viewers together like nothing […]

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Coaches play a vital role in lives of young athletes [the-dispatch.com]

Coaches play a vital role in lives of young athletes [the-dispatch.com]

Chad Killebrew from the-dispatch.com pens a magnificent reflection about his son and a soccer coach who played an influential role in his son’s life. The story is below, but sometimes, as volunteer soccer coaches, we remain in anonymous and thankless roles. We’re the ones who “make the sport go” and yet […]

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Getting into “The Mindset List”: Seeing the Game Through Our Player’s Eyes

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Each year since August 1998, Beloit College in Wisconsin releases “The Mindset List.” While specifically aimed at Professors to re-set their mind for the incoming college freshman, the list includes events that were part of the class’ life – and references that aren’t part of their mindset. The goal is […]

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How to Use Facebook to Setup a Great Soccer Season [Video]

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One of the major drags of coaching a soccer team is communicating with all the parents and players. While communicating with parents on the fly has gotten easier over time, it still is time consuming. Since practically everyone is constantly on Facebook, leveraging the benefits Facebook can make life as a soccer coach a snap. Learn How!

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How to be a Supportive Team Parent [ParentMap]

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How exactly do you go about being a supportive team parent? We think this article does a pretty good job of outlining some excellent characteristics that parents can put on display to really make a volunteer coach’s life easy.

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Preventing injuries in youth sports [Yahoo]

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When a child gets injured playing youth sports, most people react accordingly, with the required amount of sympathy and concern. They say things like “unlucky” or “those things happen.” Afterward, they go about their days, waiting for the injury to heal, only to send the athlete back out there to go at it again.

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How Do you Know When Things are Going Wrong with your Soccer Team?

Is Your Soccer Team Headed the Wrong Way? (Photo: Johnny Jet)

Sometimes things go wrong during a soccer season. As soccer coaches, we must recognize these team issues and correct them right away. Here’s a quick list to help you figure out if you’re on the right track or not!

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Do you Recognize the 5 Early Warning Signs of Team Success?

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As a soccer coach, your job is to cultivate success for your team. But, can you tell when your team is headed for success? And, what is it that you can do to cultivate and engaging and challenging soccer environment? (Photo: stevendepolo)

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You Raised Your Hand to Coach Soccer…Now What? [Guide]

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As the intensity of the Women’s World Cup fades and the relief of the NFL lockout behind us, Labor Day continues to hurtle forward like a speeding bullet. Why is Labor Day important? For the nearly nineteen million soccer players who play around the United States, almost all of them […]

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Do you Need Soccer Coaching Tips?

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Over the course of the last twenty years, we’ve worked with volunteers moms and dads who raise their hands to “make soccer go” in this country. Soccer Clubs around the country are generally community-based organizations that depend on local support and the unpaid, hard work of the “hand raisers.” The […]

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