Man Utd Players at Airport Before Villarreal (Sept 2005)

For Coaches: How to Conduct a Pre-Season Parent Meeting

Getting your season off to a good start involves being proactive on a number of items. You will want to get all your gear together, and get an idea of your opponents’ strengths and weaknesses, as well as meeting with your players and understanding their hopes and expectations.

AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon is an English semi-professional football (soccer) club which is based in the United Kingdom. It is an affiliate of both the London Football Association and the Surrey Football Association.

Soccer Coaching Your Own Child

Every parent at some point will end up questioning the nature of their involvement in a child’s co-curricular or extracurricular activities. We want to be helpful and influential; and while we understand that there are boundaries, those lines aren’t always bright and clear.

Soccer Refereeing

This article discusses the positives and negative aspects of soccer refereeing. Whether you just want to referee rec soccer or college soccer this article could possible help you.

Head’s Up: Concussions in Youth Soccer

Nearly 18 million children play youth soccer in a given year, and according to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, soccer is the number one sport for high-school girls’ concussions. It is the number two sport for overall youth concussions, ranked only after boys’ football.

Arsenal – Can We Still Say “In Wenger We Trust”?

Arsenal is probably one of the most successful clubs in the world even though fans and football purists might think otherwise. Yes, there are rumors doing the rounds that Arsene Wenger, its longest serving manager, is destroying the club by selling off its players. Thanks to a good relationship with Barcelona, both Henry and Fabregas left, and then it was Nasri, and at the close of the last season, both Alex Song and Robin Van Persie both bid farewell to the club for a lot more money.

Helping Your Child Handle Rejection

Team sports may be a young person’s first experience with the heartache of rejection, and it may be difficult. Many children are embarrassed by being rejected, and they may feel excluded from a peer group to which they want to belong. It may affect their self-esteem and social standing at school.

How to Talk to Your Child’s Coach

In the ideal world, your child’s coach would actually approach you before any sort of problem had time to take root. He would explain in simple terms what the problem was, and what he proposed to do about it, which would be a wonderfully kind and reasonable solution, and you would agree with him, and everything would be terrific.

Futsal: The Shorter Version of Football

Futsal is a game that is commonly called ‘indoor soccer’ or indoor football’. The reason is that the rules that govern the game are comparable to soccer and it is played indoors. The pitch, or court, used to play this game is entirely different from that of soccer.

Five Tips to Prevent Soccer Injuries

Soccer injuries do happen. This sport is a highly physical one that getting injured can sometimes be plainly unavoidable. Nonetheless, this unpleasant consequence is not just confined to the soccer sport. Everyone recognizes that there is always some form of risk for injury no matter what sport you participate in.

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