Is that a keeper? Spotting potential
Posted by Tim Mulqueen on Dec. 16, 1:47 a.m.
When I first saw Tim Howard at a camp I coached in Metuchen, N.J., he was 12 years old. I may not have said to myself, "Here's a kid who will play in the English Premier League." But I really did see the potential for greatness.
Be a Good Winner
Posted by Donna Olmstead on Dec. 14, 1:01 a.m.
It was cold outside -- in the 30s. The game didn't count for district standings. And only diehard parents showed up. The kind I'd expect to know enough about soccer that I wouldn't have the urge to wrap duct tape around their mouths and stuff them under the stands until the game was over.
Be aware of common injuries
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Dec. 7, 1:07 p.m.
Dr. Dev K. Mishra, who has served as team doctor at the professional, national team, college and high school level, is the founder of SidelineSportsDoc.com. We asked Dr. Mishra about injury trends he has observed in youth soccer; whether there are different injury patterns between boys and girls; and what coaches can do to help keep their players healthy ...
They scored -- now what?
Posted by Tim Mulqueen on Dec. 2, 1:18 p.m.
Goalkeepers react in various ways after they get scored on. Some keepers whack the ball in anger. Some fall to their knees, head in hands. Some scream at their teammates. And some hang forlornly on the net. Whether the keepers realize it or not, these immediate, emotional responses are more than personal reactions. These actions speak loudly to the keepers' ...