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2609, 2019

A Resource Update

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FUNdamental SOCCER made you aware of a No Fees; No Travel; Pick-up games in your neighborhood program; and we are now proud to provide you with this update… “We are excited to announce that girls and boys in under-served communities nationwide will gain access to new Safe Places to Play thanks to an enhanced mini-pitch system designed for youth soccer. We’ve been working for years to transform underutilized spaces into mini-pitches. And we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far. Along the way, we’ve [...]

3107, 2019

Street Soccer Promotes Sportsmanship and Fair Play

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In a time when we look to see how we can reduce referee abuse; sideline coaching from well-meaning coaches and parents; to continuing to improve sportsmanship is always welcomed. In this article, I’d like to share what it’s like inside the ‘street soccer scene’ from the top down. As mentioned before, street soccer has evolved from the casual, open play to some of the most creative and technical ball control moves.  It may surprise you that the skills and mindset [...]

3107, 2019

Remembering Our Purpose

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In roughly a month’s time, the opportunity of a lifetime will present itself to you, bringing with it a treasure trove of exhilaration, inspiration, and gratification. This unheralded adventure will last merely a few months, but it will carry the potential to leave an indelible impact on many people. The promise of passing out high quality trophies to the players, some of which are your own, will motivate achievement and feel extraordinary. All of these joyful outcomes are included when [...]

3006, 2019

Solutions

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I am so tired of seeing great coaches not hired, kids not being selected, and soccer organizations making decisions based on egos and keeping adults happy, to the detriment of the kids. Here are examples of common situations and potential solutions: Adult Politics in Youth Sports:  Solution: We need good people to run for local sports boards. We need people who can see the big picture and beyond their child’s team. But perhaps, in the long run, I often wonder if [...]

3006, 2019

Ask the Experts

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This article by Koach Karl was originally published in the June edition of Sporting Kid Live by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Q: What should a soccer coach’s practice philosophy be to make the most of the session? A: Begin by formulating your own practice philosophy. Although coaching uses various sciences, coaching itself is not a science. We all do it a little differently and no one may dictate to you which philosophy to accept. You must develop your [...]

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