If you have volunteered to be a head coach or assistant coach for this upcoming fall Recreational season, please plan to attend this coach’s meeting so you can select your practice days/times/location and get important information about the Fall 2013 season.
CVSC is once again hosting coaching courses for our CVSC head and assistant coaches. This year, we are offering both NSCAA and Cal North USSF courses. Courses are free for CVSC registered head coaches!
"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
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 OK to play swarm ball at U6 and U8.
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 Olympic skier Edie Thys Morgan urges parents to give up on “secretly hoping for success every time” in her blog this month.
Shutterfly Team Share sites make it easy to communicate, organize and share memories privately with other team members. You can also manage event schedules, snack duties and player availability all in one place.
Coaches can be enormously influential in the lives of children. If you ask a random group of adults to recall something of significance that happened in their fourth or fifth grade classroom, many will draw a blank. But ask about a sports memory from childhood and you’re likely to hear about a game winning hit, or a dropped pass, that, decades later, can still elicit emotion. The meaning that coaches or parents help young people derive from such moments can shape their lives.