Varsity Soccer Mixed Bag

I’m hearing some variation of this over and over again: “My kids looked forward to playing varsity soccer in high school, but they (or we) have been disappointed with the experience.” Why?  In this article, let’s explore the downside of the varsity experience and what we can do about it.  The Varsity Experience SummaryWhere we live, […]

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Injury Prevention In Youth Soccer

Physical exercise like playing soccer is preventative for many disease processes. Diseases brought about by obesity, for example, are often prevented or avoided through regular physical exercise. It’s ironic, therefore, that physical activity itself can cause injury too. As with all things: too much of a good thing can be bad for us.  Being or getting […]

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Cognitive Mental Development

The job of being a coach requires men and women who pursue this craft to know the kids they’re working with. Different age groups have different needs. They have different communication styles and differing abilities to understand the game, one another, or even instructions given them.  Most coach’s training programs parse development into physical, mental, emotional, […]

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