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Kids
First
Soccer


What's
New?


About
Site's
Author


Coaching
Philosophy


Setting
Goals


Sport
Parenting


Positive
Discipline


Soccer
Violence


Team
Dynamics


Player
Development


Skills
Assessment


Fun-
damentals


Getting
Ready


Ideas for
Practice


Lead-up
Games


Endurance

Flexibility

Nutritional
Principles


Safety
Tips


The Laws
of Soccer


The
Referee


Book
Reviews


Related
Links


Computing
Terms


FAQs

Contact Us
Kids First Soccer
Soccer parents at the sideline

Soccer is the fastest growing sport for boys and girls in America. The quality of some of the existing soccer programs for children, however, is a source of growing concern. The available research findings on youth sport provide very clear guidelines to better serve children's, as opposed to adults' needs.


The purpose of this Web page is to promote a child centered approach to the organization and instruction of youth sports. Special emphasis is placed on the promotion of the game of soccer as a life-long, family oriented activity, that provides for child-parent bonding, team work and friendships, as well as, adequate aerobic exercise. This is a message from a sport psychologist and soccer parent to fellow soccer moms and dads.

Hammerheads vs. Eagles 1997

Answers to Parent/Coach Questions

Child and parent stories and comments that we can all learn from (please e-mail those to danyf@adelphia.net

Answers to Parent/Coach Questions


If you are looking for an effective soccer coaching method try "Soccer the Futsal Way." Check it out at Holistic Soccer



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Spotlights
Click images to see
skills animations

Click image to see Trapping animation
Inside of the foot
ground ball trap

Click image to see Keeper animation
Goal keeper kudos...

Click image to see Shooting animation
What a shot!

Click image to see Punting animation
Here's a punt
for you...


Click image to see Throw-in animation
That's a good one!

Click image to see Dribbling Drill #01
Improve your
dribbling skills


Click image to see Dribbling Drill #02
Here's another
good one...


Click image to see Dribbling Drill #03
Now try it
advancing and
changing direction...


Click image to see Dribbling Drill #04

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Player Development || Fundamentals || Setting Goals || Practice Ideas
Leadup Games || Getting Ready || Endurance || Flexibility || Nutrition
Positive Discipline || Soccer Safety || Related Sites || Computing Terms

Site last modified: Oct. 21, 2003