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Encouraging the Pass ... When the Time is Right

One of the biggest mistakes youth coaches can make is to force a passing game on children too early.
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When the 'Bad Guys' Win?

At a PACT (Parents and Coaches Together) presentation last year, one of the parents asked a very pointed question: "Why do the bad guys always win?" It was a difficult question, one which kept PACT presenters discussing possible answers for over a year.
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You've Been Injured - Now What?

The unfortunate reality of soccer as a contact sport is that injuries happen. Most of these are relatively minor things that get better with some rest and rehabilitation, but some injuries will be more severe and will require assistance from a number of professionals to get you back in the game.


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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Driving the school or sports carpool always affords the opportunity to eavesdrop on what's really happening in kids' lives. While kids may not tell their parents about an embarrassing or unsettling experience with a teacher, a coach, or another authority figure, they'll almost certainly tell each other, especially if they're in the backseat of a car and they don't think ...
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Own the Recruiting Process

What a week! Yesterday was National Signing Day, the day that 2009 college recruits sign for a team. This morning, college coaches woke up and trudged back to the office to start it all over again, ready to focus on their next recruiting classes.
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Getting Kids To Play On Their Own

No one denies that children who want to excel at soccer should play the game in addition to their team's practices and games, but today's children have less unscheduled time than previous generations and more diversions. Getting them to choose soccer over other options -- whether it be Guitar Hero or Webkinz - can require prodding from the parents.
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Parents Seeing The Big Picture

I have long been a fan of "The Family Circus" comic strip. Perhaps my favorite strip of all time features the family dog barking up a storm in the middle of the night. Dad, irritated that he's been awakened from a much-needed sleep, clomps down the stairs to yell at Barfy, who dutifully hangs his head. Dad climbs back up ...
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