An Inspirational Quote...

Every coach should remember before stepping out onto the pitch

Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset: Which One Are You?

Dr Dweck's Research For Athletes & Coaches

Here is an excerpt from an article about Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University:

Through more than three decades of systematic...

Being a good sport ranks as top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports

It is estimated that about 70 percent of kids drop out of organized sports by the time they reach middle school

If you think winning is one of the key determinants that makes organized sports fun for kids think again: Winning along with other mental bonuses ranked near the bottom of 81 determinants of fun, each...

Suggestions for Snacks and Drinks

Creating a Culture of Health for our Players

The Castro Valley Soccer Club wants to encourage parents and coaches to stay informed of ways to keep our kids healthy.  With that in mind, we’d like to share some links and articles about snacks and...

Do captains matter in youth soccer?

by Mike Woitalla, October 8th, 2013

Do captains matter in youth soccer?

By Mike Woitalla

If you coach at the younger levels, this might be a familiar scenario:

You’ve done the warm-up, filled out the game card, delivered the...

"Soccer is a game

 "Soccer is a game of skill, imagination, creativity and decision-making. Coaching should not stifle, but enhance those elements."

- Bobby Howe, U.S. Soccer, former director of coaching, professional and National Team coach

 

Parallel Play

Sam Snow, US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Education

Parallel play is when children play alongside each other.  It is important for early childhood coaches and administrators to teach this reality to the children’s parents and to let everyone know it is...

What makes a good coach?

What makes a good coach?

Taken from ’Sport Parent’, American Sport Education Program, Human Kinetics


Many people think that if you have played the sport, you are qualified to coach it. Wrong! (if this...

Making effort its own reward

Value of effort

Making effort its own reward

 
A key life lesson responsible coaches can teach their youth athletes is the value of effort. Throughout their lives – in sports, school, family and friendship and...

In Youth Sports, Losing is for Champions

By KJ DELL'ANTONIA - March 6, 2012

As hard as it is, we parents should embrace, and even welcome, every single loss.

It’s the nature of the game (or the race, or the tournament) that there are more losers than winners. The former...

The Power of Positive Coaching

By DAVID BORNSTEIN - October 20, 2011

October 20, 2011, 9:20 pm

The Power of Positive Coaching

SOURCE: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/the-power-of-positive-coaching/

Imagine you’re coaching a big...

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