is a short English poem circa World War I. The poem discusses the charms of soccer and how it served as an outlet for youth to focus their attention and energy among the chaos of the First World War. Coaches can use this same poem to serve as an instrument to help children channel their energy, worries and frustrations into something positive on the soccer field.
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US Youth Soccer Coaching Education 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 Coaching Education 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.