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Law of the Game Revisions

In March of this year, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the body charged with updating and managing the rules of soccer worldwide, announced several revisions to the Laws of the Game. Coming

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The Build Out Line, Possession Based Soccer and Modifications to the Goal Kick Rule

I have a friend who coaches Extras soccer for AYSO, and who has been through the club process with his oldest daughter.  In spring of last year, I approached my friend for advice in finding a new

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Kobe Bryant talks Soccer at the Aspen Institute’s Project Play

I had the pleasure of sitting front row at the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit earlier this month - as Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant was interviewed by Keven Carroll in a discussion entitled

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Why Are Lessons in Humanity Forgotten When It Comes to Referees?

 “I can’t sleep on a Saturday night if I think I’ve got something wrong.”That line is from a story written about what life is like as a referee in one of the most demanding locations in world

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My Son Is Playing Wide But Doesn’t Get the Ball Very Often

There is a monthly column at the SoccerParentResourceCenter.com where I choose a question from a parent and ask our Youth Coach Advisory Committee to answer.  The Youth Coach Advisory

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Lisa Cole & Zac Crawford on Organized Chaos and Play-Practice-Play

Zac Crawford works for U.S. Soccer as a Grassroots Coach Educator and Lisa Cole is currently working with the Washington Spirit as a Pro Scout and in their Development Academy, as well as

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Your Parent Guide to Helping Your Child Be Inspired by the FIFA World Cup

The Men’s World Cup begins in Moscow on Thursday, June 14 with a Russia – Saudi Arabia match that kicks of 64 games in 12 Russian cities, culminating in a July 15 final.Here is a link to the complete

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Why BOOT IT is a Four Letter Word

…And not necessarily the safe optionIt’s something you hear at soccer games at all ages and levels in the United States all too often:A player wins possession of a ball deep in their own half and immediately

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Mistakes vs. Limitations for the Youth Goalkeeper

The primary way most goalkeepers seem to be judged – from the highest levels of the professional game, right down to grassroots youth games in the park – is by some arbitrary equation which takes into

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The Importance of Small Sided Soccer Games, Equal Playing Time for All, and Not Forgetting the Late Bloomers!

One of my “must-listen to” Podcasts is from my good friend John O’Sullivan – the Way of Champions.  Each week John interviews experts in sports, coaching , leadership

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