Monthly Archives: January 2012

1st Games of the Season

The u14s took to the pitch for 3 matches this weekend. Since it has been almost 3 months when we were last on the ball under game conditions, I was somewhat concerned about how we would come together. Things such … Continue reading

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Try-Outs are Almost Here

Today was our last conditioning day for our high school program. We had a pretty consistent turn out for the past 6 weeks. Time will tell if it was time well spent and we addressed the areas that our players … Continue reading

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Up Days and Down Days

The dates for our Try-Outs are drawing nearer, and as that time gets closer, I am seeing an over all sense of impatience from players (and coaches).  Some days it is hard to keep players motivated in pushing themselves in … Continue reading

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The Weight of Coaching

We all coach for various reasons, each as personal and distinct as those coaching. The challenges and struggles of coaching are very rewarding but I wonder if we fully recognize the “other”side of our duties? Do we fully understand what it … Continue reading

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New Season, New Challenges

Recently,  I was involved in a group discussion with a fairly diverse group of coaches. Their experience ranged from Professional Sides down to local Club teams with the average length of service about 16 yrs. As usually happens, our discussion … Continue reading

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Happy Friday Everyone

Just finished reading an article about high school vs club soccer. There seems to be a push in our country for players to do one or the other, but not both. I, for one, do not understand this. The premise … Continue reading

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Spring Season is Almost Here

We are getting closer to our spring season. Usually this entails lots of running and conditioning on the players part and planning on the coaches behalf. Before our conditioning got underway, I spent a good deal of time, mapping out … Continue reading

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