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104, 2017

Zero Tolerance is the Law

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For Coaches For Parents For Referees Zero Tolerance is the Law By Pat Ferre - District-7 Youth Referee Administrator (DYRA) Times have changed and referees have to deal with the use of language in a soccer game. A red card must be issued for the use of “offensive, insulting or abusive” language. Calling a referee “blind” used to be abusive but not a foul. Today it is considered insulting and offensive and can result in a red card. Warning: Many [...]

104, 2017

When in Doubt, Find Out

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For Coaches For Parents For Referees When in Doubt, Find Out By Mike Hodges - D-7 Coaching Administrator At the beginning of Spring League; the District staff had a ‘Coaches Meetings’ to go over some very important topics that have been ‘hot button topics’ of controversies over the past few years of District Playing League. We had a brief discussion of a couple of them, but the District staff made one important thing very clear….Coaches needed to develop a [...]

104, 2017

This Embodied What I Was Seeking

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For Coaches For Parents For Referees This Embodied What I Was Seeking By Craig Winans - 2nd Vice Chairman, Cal North When my oldest daughter first started playing soccer I wanted to make sure I wasn’t one of those parents you hear so much about. I didn’t want my daughter to feel pressured because I played soccer in college. Sure I wanted her to be active and physically fit but if she enjoyed a sport I wanted it [...]

104, 2017

Life Lessons

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For Coaches For Parents For Referees Life Lessons By Brian Coulter - USSF National “B” License, CYSA coaching Instructor I was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2016. I was coaching a U16 girls’ team at the time. At first I noticed my right leg was weak after I had pulled a muscle in my back. Well my back healed but not the leg and the weakness started to spread up my right side. At the beginning of November [...]

103, 2017

A Message of Hope

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For Coaches For Parents For Referees A Message of Hope By Carlos Flores - RN FCN To hear me speak on hope - Today’s message is a rather somber one. But it’s also, and primarily, a message of hope. Depression and suicide in our youth is a very real and significant issue that due to societal stigmatization is often not addressed. However, we know that the most effective means of prevention is to openly discuss it. In the U.S. suicide is [...]

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