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LEARN HOW TO
COACH
THE FUN WAY

“The outcome of our children is infinitely more important than
the outcome of any game they will ever play!”

-Karl Dewazien

Learn how to coach the FUN way

The outcome of our children is infinitely more important than the outcome of any game they will ever play!

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The genius of good coaching is to make hard work seem like FUN!

Your practices must duplicate the excitement of the game.
You must create an environment that forces the players to make their own decisions.
You must create an atmosphere where the players are allowed to teach themselves.
You must create an environment that develops instinctive attacking and defending habits.

Welcome to SOCCERevolution – Revolutionizing Youth Soccer!

In 2024, the youth soccer community is declaring independence from the status quo. At FUNdamental Soccer, we’re launching the SOCCERevolution! Join us on January 10th as we begin to unveil our founding documents, videos, and so much more. Together, let’s make 2024 the best year for our soccer communities!

Know your Players

Even though we may look like pros in our uniforms, but we’re not mini-adults – we’re children!

U-6 Player

We don’t have a soccer background and need to learn from others

U-8 Player

We love being active, and it is difficult for us to just sit around

U-10 Player

We enjoyed playing for this long and asked to be signed up again

U-12+ Player

We are ready! We told our parents that we want to play real soccer.

By the book’s end, it is hoped that Karl Dewazien, while not a household name in the game’s history, will also be appreciated for his contributions to our country’s soccer ascendance.

Relentless:

The Story of American Soccer and the Coaches Who Helped Grow the Game

By Tim Schum

Soccer players may get all the glory, but behind every great player is a great coach. 

And behind every great coach today stands a deep fraternity who dedicated decades to supporting soccer’s long climb from obscurity to becoming one of the major sports in America. It was an uphill battle, fought persistently and creatively to overcome a public perception of soccer as “foreign,” “aloof,” “snobby,” or simply “odd.”

This is a story of individual and collective action, of coaches coming together to improve the sport and expand its reach. From coaching methodologies to standardizing rules, improving the play on the field, and the perceptions beyond it, persistent coaches were instrumental in creating the game played and watched today. ‘Relentless’ tells the landmark and previously untold stories of resolute coaches, their love of the game, and how they transformed the sport in the United States.

I have cited and aligned names associated with elevating various facets of U.S. soccer. Still, there are other coaches whose names resonate in their locales as movers and shakers of the game.

Karl Dewazien – Putting the FUN in Youth Soccer

By the book’s end, it is hoped that Karl Dewazien, while not a household name in the game’s history, will also be appreciated for his contributions to our country’s soccer ascendance.

One of his contributions was writing, copyrighting, and publishing in each of his books since 1980 the “Modified Laws of the Game” for U-6, U-8, U-10, and u-12 age groups, which, with some editing, were mandated as a National Program by U.S. Soccer in 2017.

He was asked to define what unleashed his soccer passion. Dewazien harked back to his post-World War II experience. “I want children to have a childhood I never had through the enjoyment soccer offers.”

To that end. Karl holds to a long-range belief which his motto:
“The Outcome of our Children; Is Infinitely More Important. Than the Outcome of Any Game; They Will Ever Play!”

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