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Ask the Experts

This article by Koach Karl was originally published in the June edition of Sporting Kid Live by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Q: What should a soccer coach’s practice philosophy

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Solutions

Here is an example of a common situation and a solution: Coaches Who Create Least Effective Learning Environments: Solution: Ask yourself: Does it happen in the game?  If the answer

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Goalkeepers

Redefine “Losing” or “Failure” Something that we often aren’t told is the value in losing. We’re often told “There are no medals for 2nd place!” and similar mantras that are

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Learn from the Pros

  All VAR is doing is rewarding skillful defending and penalizing clumsy, thuggish play by defenders who in the past have got away with cynical fouls making it difficult for referees

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An Unadulterated Debate

As we debate at the District level the thoughts on Running-up the Score vs. the Mercy Rule. The World Cup reporting has fueled more thoughts as I read reports I

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Time for a Change

Hey All, Hope this finds you all staying cool as our temperatures rise.  Please remember to make sure that you are hydrating the kids in this time of Playing Program

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Referees

Does Getting the Ball First Shield Players From Committing a Foul?  Due to some misunderstandings by many regarding a section of Law 12, the wording was changed in the 2008-2009

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Something to Think About

“I was watching some video of my kids when they were little last week and I realized, again, that the little people in that video don’t exist in that form

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