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Strategies to Help Your Child Avoid Youth Soccer Burnout

Soccer is best experienced when it is fun. When it becomes all about competing and working, young players could very easily lose interest due to excessive physical and mental stress. In other words, they may experience burnout. There are a number of causes for youth soccer burnout. From over-involvement in competitive leagues, to parents who have overly high expectations for...
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SOCCER: The University of Life

Across the world, soccer has been the means to the good life for numerous people. Most professional footballers take to the sport for the fun of kicking the ball and earning a good living. However, there are many life lessons that come with a career in soccer. Because the average player would usually not play past their mid-thirties (late thirties...
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Soccer versus School: Navigating the Challenges and Excelling at Both

Playing soccer should not require that a youngster abandons their education. Teenage years are an important period in a child’s life when they are able to adapt to varying circumstances. While this is the stage of life when mental capacity and ability to do different things develops, care must be taken to avoid an overburdening schedule. With proper management and...
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Soccer is More Than Just Scoring Goals

When a soccer ball hits the back of the net, the joy it brings to the scorer is quite infectious. Scoring a goal brings a player’s abilities into focus and he becomes the subject of much conversation. Goals win games and tournaments, and without it, soccer couldn’t possibly be fun to watch. Yet, there is more to being a soccer...
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ROLES: Coach vs Player

What does a soccer coach do? Is he responsible for a player’s ability to control the ball, pass to a teammate, score a goal and celebrate with the right force on a three-yard knee slide? Actually, yes! A decent soccer coach will have enough influence on a youth soccer player to affect every aspect of performance. Coaches receive training and...
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Recreational soccer vs Club soccer

Pros and cons of moving your child from Recreational soccer to Club soccer For a parent who wants to enroll their child in a soccer programme, there is often the question of deciding on what category of soccer to begin with. On one hand, there is recreational soccer for the purpose of enjoyment and development1. The requirements of commitment are...
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