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Soccer Scoring Tips from EduKick International Soccer Camps

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." – Wayne Gretsky

Gretsky may have been a hockey player, but his quote about scoring goals is true in any sport, including soccer. A lot of students in our EduKick soccer camps and boarding schools start out with hesitation to shoot. We teach them to take advantage of every opportunity. If you never shoot, you'll never score.

Here are a few tips to help you make every shot count:

AYSO Convention Puts Spotlight On Player Development, Playing Time

For three days over Memorial Day weekend, it was my honor and sincere pleasure to be the keynote speaker and a guest observer at the 2009 National Annual General Meeting of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) in Dallas, Texas. The majority of the more than 700 folks in attendance were regional commissioners-the true backbone of the AYSO. The AYSO has long been at the top of my list of best national youth sports organizations. They have the right values, mission statement and an amazing number of dedicated volunteers and staff.

International Soccer Boarding School Secrets: Pre-Game Tactics Pt. 1

A good pre-game routine is vital to playing a good soccer game. Unfortunately, many players don't know what they need to do, or they neglect to develop a good routine. Both mental and physical pre-game rituals are necessary to help you play your best.

Here are some of the tips and tactics our technical coaches use to keep soccer boarding school students in top shape.

Soccer boarding school tip: The night before

EduKick International Soccer Schools Teamwork Tips, Part II

Sometimes it happens. You end up playing on a team with less ability than you. Teams at our international soccer schools gel very well. Players travel halfway around the world to attend, so they all arrive prepared and focused on the same goal: to play soccer.

It can be a different story with local club teams. You're facing different levels of skill and motivation, and you have to work with what you have. Players coming home from our international soccer schools often face this dilemma, so we put together some tips for how to handle it.

International Soccer Schools: EduKick Tips for Players Studying Abroad

Are you really ready to study abroad at an international soccer boarding school? It's something you've been looking forward to ever since you signed up or thought of registering.

To get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, EduKick directors recommend making the proper preparations first. Follow these tips to make sure you're ready for your study abroad academic year soccer program, and make sure you get full credit for it.

Is it Time For Youth Soccer Players To Start Shouting Back At Parents Yelling Instructions From the Sidelines?

Some of the things adults yell at children at soccer games are just downright hilarious. Like the coach who yelled at a 6-year-old, "Give him a target on the flank!" Maybe kids should start shouting back and give an earful right back to the loudmouths on the sideline.

 

Ten Things To Remember After Your Child's Team Loses

No matter how talented your child may be, there are going to days when he doesn't play his best, or when, despite his best effort, his team loses.  How you manage both the ups, and the inevitable downs, will play a large role in whether your child has a successful youth sports experience.  Here are ten things to keep in mind after your child's team loses or he doesn't perform up to his expectations.

What To Do If Your Child Doesn't Want You To Watch Her Soccer Game

Kids, especially under twelve, are always seeking their parents' approval. Negative labels and generalizations and criticism can have a devastating emotional impact. If you critique your child's performance, she will interpret your anger, disapproval, and disappointment as meaning that you don't love her anymore-that your love is conditional.

Talking to the Coach: Advice for Soccer Moms and Dads

If the world were a perfect place, talking to their child's occer coach would be as natural and stress free for a soccer mom or dad as talking to their child's teacher. Unfortunately, there is not much that worries and confuses soccer moms more than talking to their child's coach.

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