Category Archives for "Coaching"

#45 – Your Child and Physical Literacy

Promoting Literacy of the Mind and BodyWe usually associate literacy with reading books.  But what happens when we expand the definition to include the way the body and brain interpret and react to the world and people around us? The idea that there is only one kind of intelligence has been challenged, I would argue successfully, […]

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#44 – Effective Weather Policy for Youth Soccer

Who Cares?”How’s the weather?” is a common conversation opener, but when I hear it, I brace myself for a boring discussion. I get it. This is important stuff though. People have been hurt or killed, and thousands of games get cancelled or delayed every season. I’ve heard parents and coaches complain about a closure or […]

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#43 – Different Soccer Ball Sizes

Different Size Balls?You betcha. If you didn’t know that there were different sized soccer balls before, than I’m happy to tell you that your next shopping trip will be easier after listening to this episode or reading these notes. There are different size balls, different ball construction, and even different balls for different purposes. Almost […]

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#38 – Soccer Cleats The Basics

Choosing a “Boot”Don’t let the word “boot” raise an eyebrow! Soccer cleats are also called soccer “boots,” “cleats,” “football boots,” and even “soccer shoes.” These are all the same thing. I’ll use them interchangeably in this article. For newer parents, having a lot of names for the same thing creates only the first bit of […]

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#36 – Bad Sideline Behavior

A National EpidemicWhat I’m about to share with you is a problem of National consequence. I’m not exaggerating! Producing this podcast, acting as Club President, and coaching, I tend to be reaching out and connecting with a lot of people. I’m hearing the same story from all corners of my world. Bad sideline behavior is […]

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