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Kontributors 2017-06-21T09:18:07+00:00
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2106, 2017

Institute for Sport Coaching

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The Institute for Sport Coaching (ISC) is pleased to welcome Koach Karl Dewazien, a great soccer coach and educator to its team. Dewazien has been instrumental to soccer’s growth, particularly in the state of California, and served as the California Youth Soccer Association State Director of Coaching from 1978 to 2012. He is considered the Pioneer of West Coast Soccer Camps and has been a clinician for thousands of coaches throughout the U.S. A well-published author, he has been [...]

305, 2017

Missed Penalty Kicks by Superstars and the Stress on Coaches

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It was the 2016 MLS Cup Final and the game went to penalty kicks. Michael Bradley, the captain and arguably the best player on the field over 120 minutes for Toronto FC, stepped up to take his penalty shot. He missed. Stefan Frei, the goalkeeper and arguably the best player on the field over 120 minutes for Seattle, made the save to his left seem simple, as if he had read Bradley’s mind. A few moments later, Seattle scored [...]

3004, 2017

Recognizing and Dealing with Critical Game Control Incidents

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Officials often face a loss of game control when they fail to recognize and deal with certain incidents that happen during their games. Some may seem minor or unimportant at first while others are immediately blatant. In order to properly control a match, officials must recognize and deal with these incidents. Challenging or Harassing the Goalkeeper: This is a time when players, coaches and spectators quickly react to such acts and expect the referee to show concern and take [...]

3004, 2017

District VII Girls Coach of the Year Coach Melchor Albarran

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“How/Why did you become a youth soccer coach?” I became a youth soccer coach, because my kids wanted to play soccer. At first, I did it for them. As time passed on, I began to get more involved, because I wanted my kids to have a great experience playing soccer. I had seen prior coaches taking it too seriously, and seeing other kids not wanting to play soccer due to a bad experience. What do you enjoy the most [...]

104, 2017

Zero Tolerance is the Law

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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 players sent off for language blame the referee for not warning them first. They need no warning---Zero Tolerance is [...]

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