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BYU coach Chris Watkins talks recruiting

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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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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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What parents can expect from their first soccer experience

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Many parents' first experience with soccer comes when their kid picks up the sport. Here are some tips and advice on what to expect in that first soccer season.
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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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My tips on finding the right club – Jimmy Obleda of Fullerton Rangers (CA-S)

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There are a number of things to consider when it comes to selecting a youth soccer club, and the list of factors can vary from person to person. So, we are sitting down with some of the most respected club leaders from around the country to get their opinion on what you should do when it is time to find a soccer club for your player.
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Tips for Tryouts: Parents do your Research

Winter still remains in full swing, but soon the spring season will be upon us, which means club tryouts will be kicking into gear. US Youth Soccer sat down with current Loudoun 98 Red (VA) coach and 2014 US Youth Soccer Boys Competitive Coach of the Year, Mark Ryan, to discuss tips for parents in approaching tryouts.
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Parenting Education | Understanding Growth and Development

This useful resource provided by USA Swimming and The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association looks at a few factors of growth and development among young athletes. There are facts provided to help understand each topic, along with recommendations on how to help the athletes with each part of development.​
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