Nobody's Perfect

Often players do not reach their potential because they are too hard on themselves, demand perfect performances, and unravel when they make mistakes.

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The Perfect Gifts For Your Players

If you give the below gifts to your players you will benefit from your generosity as well. In fact your entire team, club and country will benefit.

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A Guide to Playing Canadian University Soccer

Let your players know about post-secondary opportunities to play soccer in Canada and let them know that if they work hard enough anything is possible.

The Pathway to University Soccer in Canada

The two best options for young Canadians wishing to play University soccer are staying in Canada and playing for a CIS team or heading south to play for an NCAA program. If a player is using university soccer as a stepping stone to go pro, players playing in the NCAA have the advantage of being eligible for the MLS Superdraft. Whether in Canada or the US the benefits of playing university soccer are significant!

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5 Tips to Improve Your Player's Mental Skills

The mental side of soccer is just as important as the physical component especially when played at a competitive level.

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The Health Benefits of Playing Soccer

Playing soccer greatly reduces the chance of becoming overweight or obese, and reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In addition, youth players also develop stronger muscles, stronger bones, and improved coordination. Soccer also develops social skills, teamwork, communication skills, self-esteem and exercises the brain.

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Do You Know All of the Rules?
If you are new to the game you obviously don’t know all of the rules. If you are coaching younger children many of these rules are not applicable. For those of you coaching older kids, you likely are governed by the FIFA laws of the game and the below will apply.

It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position. A player is in an offside position if he is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent.

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Being a Good Soccer Parent
If you have spent any time around the soccer fields at all, you’ve probably noticed the variety of personalities that exist within the parents of the players. You’ve seen everything from parents who drop off their kids and leave, to parents who watch and quietly comment, to parents who live every second through their kids. Regardless of your personality, as a soccer parent you must understand one very important fact – you can, through your words and actions, enhance your child’s soccer experience, OR can ruin the experience for the entire team. The choice is yours.

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Preventing the Spread of Illness in Youth Soccer

With the increasing number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported across the world, many of us are questioning whether we should cancel travel to tournaments, play matches without spectators, postpone evaluations, cancel practices or just put a complete stop on all soccer activities until this health scare is under control.

How To Evaluate Youth Soccer Injuries

When the referee has waived you on to the pitch to evaluate an injured player are you confident in your abilities to do so?

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Youth Soccer Competency Matrix

A useful guide to help coaches determine at what age to teach players a skill and what age those players should be expected to demonstrate competency.

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A Guide to Playing Canadian College Soccer

The CCAA provides the opportunity for student athletes to combine their passion for sport and pursuit of higher education at a CCAA Institution.

The 5 W's and How of Shooting

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6 Ways To Improve Indoor Soccer

If Canada as a soccer nation is honestly committed to becoming a world power, perhaps we need to look at how we can improve the indoor game to be more transferable to the outdoor game. Along the way we could make it safer as well.

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