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"No lines, No laps, No Lectures" - Karl Dewazien

 Koach Karl's Suggested Reading

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Fundamental Soccer Coaching-Koach Karl Dewazien is a United States Soccer Federation “A” Licensed coach. He has dedicated his life to teaching coaches the most efficient way to teach our children. His techniques are both simple and effective and they get results.

If this were a movie, Garrett Roth, who is 8 years old and autistic, would have stepped up for the last penalty kick in his youth-soccer league game, the Blue Lightning against Manhattan United, and knocked it home to deliver a playoff victory for Big Blue.That didn't happen. Life isn't a movie.

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Growing up in Mexico, one of 10 children, it seemed like there was only one way out of the poverty. Soccer. It is the national sport of Mexico, as hot there as football or baseball is for any boy growing up in the United States. Art Ramos was just a boy when he picked up a soccer ball and he has never put it down, even though he polished his artistic talents with a degree and a career in graphic design. It is the graphic design that supports him. It is soccer that gives his life meaning

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Our potential as a country is huge. The problem is we want immediate results. As a director of coaching, it is ironic to hear that a group of youth players are the 3v3 National Champions meaning they are the best 3v3 team in the country. The shocking thing about this entire thing was that the kids were U8. We don’t see past tomorrow. As a director of coaching, my primary job is to make sure that the professional staff is doing their jobs to the best of their ability. Another part of that is to make sure that they are able to move on in their coaching if they so choose, staff development. My other primary job is to do the same thing with the players.

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The air in the classroom was thick with tension. The mixture of anxiety and anticipation created a low hum that resonated off the four walls. The teacher stood up, approached the overhead projector and a hush spread. The classroom transformed into the area of intense competition. A flick of a switch revealed "Weekly Algebra Test - Question 1) 12x2-9x-35=0; solve for x". Suddenly, without warning all of the parents who had been standing in the back of the room burst loose with a variety of suggestions at the top of their lungs. One father would run back and forth to his daughter's desk, yelling "factor into binomial pairs ". A mother found a chair to stand on and was screaming "use the quadratic formula" while jumping up and down. Another father had cupped his hands to intensify his voice exclaiming, “complete the square" over and over again. It was obvious that the decibel level was well above and recommended standard, but the participants seemed so intent that the excitement of the moment outweighed and othe

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As 11-year-old Adam Volpei kicked the soccer ball into the goal Sunday morning, his mom, squirming in her chair, gave him gave two thumbs up and quietly said, "Woo!" It was about all she could do to celebrate at the American Youth Soccer Organization soccer game at Arroyo Seco Junior High Sunday morning. It was Silent Sunday and parents and coaches were supposed to hold their tongues.

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An angry soccer mom who left her teenage daughter alongside an interstate was ticketed for neglect, Lincoln police said Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Katherine Finnell confirmed this account from police reports....

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Instead of focusing exclusively on the scoreboard, Responsible Sports Parents can take a Mastery Approach to sports, where success is tied not just to wins and losses, but also to mastering physical and mental skills. That way, win or lose, children still can gain life lessons from sports.

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English football has a huge decision to make, and it needs to make it now. It is 41 years since we won the World Cup and England have reached only two significant semi-finals since then. Our players are technically inferior, the Barclays Premier League is filled with foreigners and our children are not coming through our youth football system with anything like the skills of their counterparts in many other countries. It's nice to hear that England has the same propblems that we do here in the States and that Koach Karl has been on the right track for 30 years!...

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During the 2004 spring season, Goldstein (a doctoral student in sports psychology at the University of Maryland) surveyed 340 parents of 8- to 15-year-old youth league soccer players of various skill levels in the Washington area. He found that 52.9 percent of parents reported experiencing anger during a match, mostly toward a referee or their child's own team. Discourteous opponents, hostile remarks or gestures, coaches and illegal play were among other irritants.

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As parents, we don many hats and play different roles in our children’s lives. We provide for their needs, guide them when they are lost, teach them new skills, become their sources of comfort and support when life gets tough on them, and discipline them when they misbehave. The list seems endless, but there is one thing for certain; all are driven by the intention to give them our best as well as bring out the best in them.

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An essential ingredient of coaching leadership is the ability of the coach to “pull” his/her athletes through the barriers of stress that accompany the intense work required for successful performance. Of course, we know from our physiology of exercise and training that the discomfort associated with the preparation of the athletes for sustained activity is difficult.

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U.S. Youth Soccer conducted a “grassroots survey” this past year to try to figure out the relationship between kids and organized soccer. The focus was on learning how parents perceive the value of a soccer experience for their children. The results are rather interesting.

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Formations and "designated positions" are not appropriate for U6-U8 play Why, do you ask? Because children at this age do not understand, do not have the capacity to grasp the concept of "functionality."

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