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Five Signs of a Nightmare Sports Parent

Check out this latest article from Responsible Sports by Coach Candera on overbearing parents:

I decided to ask some former players a simple question: “What is your worst memory from playing youth and high school sports?”

The overwhelming response: “The ride home from games with my parents.” More…

June 16th, 2014|Soccer News|0 Comments

Wisdom from Michael Jordan: Want to win? Get ready to lose…

Check out this quote from the best basketball player in history:
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

– Michael Jordan

June 15th, 2014|Soccer News|0 Comments

Preparing Kids for Tryouts, and Rejections

Responsible Sports published this guide to helping kids through the tryout process.

Tryouts can be very tough on youth athletes.  We know that tryouts are part of the youth sport experience at some point during a youth athlete’s career.  (To be sure, we acknowledge the debate about when tryouts – at what age and what level […]

March 28th, 2012|Soccer News|0 Comments

Why Ice May Be Bad For Sore Muscles

The New York Times discusses an article in the journal Sports Medicine which suggests that for sore muscles, ice is not always the panacea that most of us believe it to be and that, in some instances, it can be counterproductive.  The bottom line: don’t ice if you’re planning on exercising or playing again right […]

January 9th, 2012|Soccer News|0 Comments

Put Best Coaches at Youngest Ages

Check out this interview with Mustang’s Fred Wilson on his views on soccer coaching and the different needs of the different age groups:

“…you put your best coaches with the youngest ages. Those coaches know how to run a practice where the kids are learning but their minds are on how much fun they’re having.”

December 21st, 2011|Soccer News|0 Comments

The Power of Positive Coaching

This article was originally published on the New York Times website:

by DAVID BORNSTEIN

Imagine you’re coaching a big soccer game, against an undefeated team that has beaten your team in all your previous matches. Your 11-year-olds are playing well and are ahead. Then, in the closing minutes, the official makes a bad call that goes against […]

November 10th, 2011|Soccer News|0 Comments

Sideline coaching — Dump the GPS and let the kids drive

This article appeared originally on Youth Soccer Insider by Scott Nelson.

While observing U7 games a few seasons ago I got into a conversation with a disgruntled parent. It turns out that this parent was constantly being told to stop coaching from the sidelines by the team’s actual coach. This parent felt justified “getting involved” from […]

November 10th, 2011|Soccer News|0 Comments