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Here we go! all five videos from the coach education night with Jason Devos. On July 11th about 50+ youth coaches gathered at Mahony and Sons pub for the monthly coach’s meetup. The group comes together to support one another with the challenges and questions that arise when you coach soccer in Canada. July was […]
Developmental soccer. We’ve all seen the words. They are on every website attached to just about every club out there. Problem is, the actions by many aren’t matching up to the words. A few years ago, as a coordinator for numerous young age groups, I went and observed one U9 team play 6 weeks of […]
Reading the comments and blogs/articles that have sprung up around the topic of no standings/trophies for U12 & below in the last couple of weeks has left me both laughing out loud and shaking my head at how far off-base many people’s interpretations of this initiative are. At the same time they are clearly demonstrating […]
All you parents out there, we need to keep our kids in sport! It is widely and commonly cited that youth dropout rates in sports are staggering. Discouraged children are simply quitting sports before the age of 13. This is the cold hard truth. A fact, as it once was. Children are quitting sport […]
One thing that has struck me for a number of years watching footy in Canada, is our lack of creative decision makers and problem solvers at all levels. I can’t help but feel this is at least partly to do with our approach to teaching and instruction. We call it “coaching”, which in and of […]