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The benefits of pool play vs. traditional leagues for U-10s

Numerous clubs across more than 20 state associations have been implementing a youth academy format for the U-10 age group. This format is in the best interest of both the short-term and long-term development of the children.
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Are kids specializing in sports too early?

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Kids are beginning to specialize in one sport with the end goal of earning a college scholarship and hopefully playing professionally. The year-round focus on a single sport forces kids to drop any other athletic pursuits they may enjoy in order to master their “main sport.” And the most startling thing is the decisions that shape their childhood and youth sports careers often aren’t made by the kids.​
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BRYC coach Larry Best: How clubs can help take the stress out of the recruiting process

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We spoke with the BRYC Elite Girls Director of Coaching to get his thoughts on issues in today’s world of recruiting and to hear how he and his club help take the stress out of the process.
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Coaching Education | The Manchester United 4v4 Layout

The goals of this article are to highlight the key features of a bold and innovative 4v4 games format currently being piloted, and to contribute to the ongoing discussion about the future development of young players and youth soccer.
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Indoor Training And The Use of Futsal as a Developmental Tool

While clubs in the South and on the West Coast enjoy training in the sunshine year round, most of us are forced inside at this time of year. Whether it’s two bubbles with small turf fields, or school gyms with hardwood floors, many coaches are filled with dread at the mere mention of training inside. This shouldn’t be the case.
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Coaching Education | World Cup Technical Report

Every four years the World Cup provides an opportunity for us to enjoy wall to wall soccer almost every day but also an opportunity for coaches to analyze the best players and the best International teams in a very short period of time. To take up this opportunity in 2014, Sports Path asked those coaches and analysts who had completed the LMA School of Football Management Online Course to analyze games.​
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Coaching Education | It's Wonderful to Win, But...

It's wonderful to win soccer games, but there's a universal agreement that a results-driven approach to youth soccer is a detriment to player development. And although ignoring the scoreline is easier said than done — it's worth the effort.
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