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Mental health of elite young athletes: spot and support them before it’s too late
Elite sport is results driven. Each generation of new athletes is pushing themselves to new limits, to reach new heights and eclipse records set by their predecessors. But what impact can this constant cauldron of pressure and expectation have on the mental health of a young athlete? Are young athletes speaking out when they need help? And what help is available?
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5 reasons why young players
should try Futsal during the
Futsal offers young players the opportunity to develop their skill and technique during the winter weather period
Mike Skubala, FA futsal elite performance manager and head coach of the England team, outlines five reasons why grassroots coaches should take their players indoors to play futsal this winter.
Youth soccer is not working and it’s time to start to find solutions and fix the problems!
Simply put, we have lost our way.
All of us.
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DAN ABRAHAMS: PARENTING YOUR SOCCER PLAYER
Expert Info on How To Be Great Soccer Parents
What you can do to enhance your youth soccer player’s love of the game of soccer. Play with your kids.
No pressure free play with backyard games.
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An ongoing series of articles from GOALNATION on youth soccer in the usa.
See the 4 articles quoted by clicking the PDF below or you can read the entire series at GOAL NATION by CLICKING HERE
Featured in The Coaching Manual
Gérard Jones is an FA UEFA 'A' Licensed Coach and FA Advanced Youth Award holder with over 13 years coaching experience having worked across most levels. Currently the Head of Academy Coaching at Bristol Rovers F.C.
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CHANGING YOUTH SOCCER: THE PAY TO PLAY MODEL – A COACH’S PERSPECTIVE
New Series on the Landscape of Youth Soccer: Lloyd Biggs Asking for a Reality Check on the Pay to Play Crisis
The Female Athlete Perspective
Vicki Harber Canadian Sport for Life
Women's participation rates in Olympic Games 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 1900 1908 1920 1928 1936 1952 1960 1968 1976 1984 1992 1996 2000 2004 Year Percent of total athletes Summer Winter Figure 1. Women’s participation rates in Olympic Games Introduction The Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) resource paper describes a program for long-term athlete development (LTAD). This document provides guidelines for athlete development (training, competition and recovery) with special reference to growth, maturation and development for those involved in late-specialization sports.
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Sean Bowers is passionate on why youth soccer players should play futsal, Bowers has helped thousands of kids develop better soccer skills.
What do you think the attitude of the best players in the world is like?
DAN ABRAHAMS ON WHAT THE TOP PRO SOCCER PLAYERS SHARE - from GOALNATION
By Sean Jensen, 08/04/17, 1:30PM CDT