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Coaching Eduation | November 2009

November 1, 2009 09:00 PM
Youth soccer coaches, what kind of rapport do you have with your goalie(s)? In addition to preaching technically-sound play, are you helping evolve their psyche on the soccer field? In this month's Coaching Education article, Paul Blodgett, a noted goalkeeper coach, discusses the necessity for a keeper to develop an even-kill "thick skinned" approach. In the article, he offers suggestions on how to further your goalie's development.  

Click here to read this month's coaching education article –Developing the Psyche of the Goalkeeper. US Youth Soccer Technical Department offers a number of programs to educate new youth coaches and enhance the skills of current coaches, continuing the progress of the game. Don't forget to check out the newest offering from US Youth Soccer - The Novice Coach: An Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer DVD Two-Disc Set. Created by the US Youth Soccer Technical Department, it is designed for coaches that are new to coaching youth players regardless of previous experience. Get your copy today at US Youth Soccer's Online Store!

An additional program is the Coaches Connection, established to educate and further the flow of information between the coaches across the nation, the Connection connects you to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network. Open to anyone, the Coaches Connection is for coaches, administrators…you. Click here to learn more.



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