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Kontributors 2017-06-21T09:18:07+00:00
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102, 2018

Letter to the Editor

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EXCELLENT Koach Karl!!!!! The point about coach’s stop learning in your article, “Become a Soccer Intellectual” is so true. The idea of reading and studying the sport has taken a knock in the past decade. This maybe the result of TV and the easy access to DVD's as so many ideas have moved to a TV screen and so it is far easier to sit and watch whereas reading takes effort & concentration. These two skills seem to be [...]

102, 2018

The Importance of Body Language

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Communication is more than listening or hearing the spoken words. While communicating with others, our body language is just as important and powerful as the words that come out of our mouth. Just like using profane language or a different tone of voice, our body language is just as important as verbal communication. Positive body language can ease a conflict while poor body language can further inflame a volatile situation. When speaking, stand tall, be firm and confident. Your [...]

102, 2018

Interview with a Youth Referee

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Editor's note: Lynlee Davis was recently named CYSA District 7 Youth Referee of the Year for 2017. These are some valuable insights she had to share. Question: How/Why did you become a referee? I became a referee for Robert to learn the rules of the game and further my knowledge in the sport of soccer. Once I got into it, I realized how much more the job was and that I had a lot of fun refereeing games. Question: [...]

102, 2018

Interview with a Coach

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Editor's note: Rosendo Gonzales was recently named CYSA District 7 Coach of the Year for 2017. These are some valuable insights he had to share. Question: How and why did you become a youth soccer coach? It all started when my daughter’s soccer coach stepped down and no one else volunteered so I decided to step up that was in (2011).  The main reason I decided to coach was during my playing days I suffered knee injuries and could [...]

1801, 2018

Things a Player Can Try Part 2

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Predict outcomes / anticipation - Practice moving early, anticipating likely outcomes, basing your decisions on visual cues (ex: in an arial dual between your teammate and an opponent, can you determine who has the advantage and can you move in the direction of where the ball will likely fall before contact is made?). How about spin on the ball? If the ball is spinning rapidly, which way will it bounce when it hits the turf? Be proactive, not reactionary. [...]

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