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Results: 16 Article(s) Found.

Parents Education | Persuasive Letter on Sportsmanship

"During my nine years of experience, I have noticed numerous parents on the sidelines who do not always act as a role model for their child when it comes to sportsmanship. I believe it is a parent’s responsibility to instill in their child the importance of good sportsmanship and offset the “win at all costs” philosophy. To encourage parents to act responsibly, I would like to see the KYSA leadership team consider having parents sign a contract before each season begins."
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Parenting Education | Concussion Training

For parents and coaches alike, there is probably no other topic more important than player safety. One of the most recent topics is that of concussions and their effects on the brain. Because a child’s brain is still forming, they will be at a higher risk of suffering another concussion after suffering an initial concussion. There is information available to help parents and coaches become more knowledgeable on the subject.
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Parenting Education | Creating an Early Engagement Culture

John O'Sullivan, founder of the Changing the Game Project, looks at early specialization versus engagement. Specialization is adult-centered and focuses on long-term goals, while engagement is child-directed and encourages creativity and freedom to fail.
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Parenting Education | Coaching from the Sidelines

Why does coaching from the sidelines only work in Hollywood? Check out this presentation by Lehigh University's Dean Koski, who looks at the problems caused by parents who feel the need to coach while watching their children play soccer. While many think they're helping, their yelling causes the opposite effect.
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Parenting Education | Too Much, Too Soon!

We must be careful about throwing our youngsters into the cauldron of the overly competitive travel soccer environment too soon, because it is becoming clear that it is more and more of a detriment and less and less of an impetus to the success of the young player.
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The Power of Mindset

Mindset can help one player while hurting the next. The right mindset can make an average player over-achieve, while the wrong mindset can make a talented player inconsistent. This presentation provides some points for both parents and coaches to note in order to help influence a better mindset in their players.
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Parenting Education | Sustaining Children and Adolescents Sport Participation

Children cite ‘fun’ as the primary reason for participation in organized sport and its absence as the number one reason for youth sport attrition. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a theoretical framework of fun using a novel mixed-method assessment of participants in sport (FUN MAPS) via concept mapping.
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Tips for Tryouts: Players make an impact

There are often more questions surrounding the club soccer tryout process than there are answers. How do I find club tryout information? How many should I attend? How will I get the coach’s attention? US Youth Soccer sat down with Ronnie Woodard, current head coach of three-time US Youth Soccer National Championship qualifier Tennessee SC 16 (TN) and former head women’s soccer coach at Vanderbilt University, who offered her answers to some of the most important tryout questions.
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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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BYU coach Chris Watkins talks recruiting

Chris Watkins has been a member of the BYU women’s soccer coaching staff for nearly 20 seasons and has helped the Cougars earn 16 trips to the NCAA Tournament during that time. An associate head coach who is part of a staff that makes recruiting trips to several youth events during the year, Chris took some time to talk about the current state of recruiting and some of his experiences at BYU.
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