The Soccer Sidelines
By David Dejewski
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The Soccer Sidelines podcast is about bringing parents, players, and coaches together around the most important aspects of the youth sports experience – and we don’t mean winning games. Youth sports empowers us to create thousands of teachable moments in the context of a 15-year development window. Kids are open to learning and development in a youth sports environment – physically, mentally, emotionally, and in terms of core character - between the ages of 3 and 18 years old. The goal of this podcast is to promote enjoyment of the game (and youth sports in general) and to make the most of the gift that Youth Sports gives our families. We hope to help parents, players, and coaches to make the most of the time we have together, and to build a solid platform from which our kids will launch into the world of adulthood.
||Clean#16 – How Much Does it Cost to Play Soccer – Part 2 (The Programs) - The Soccer Sidelines||In this episode, Part 2 of How Much Does It Cost To Play Soccer, we dive into the programs available. We reveal what each program costs in the area we live in, and what you get for the money you pay. -||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 – How Much Does it Cost to Play Soccer – Part 1 (The Variables) - The Soccer Sidelines||The Variables||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 – Bundle of Sticks – Playing Together to Achieve Team Synergies - The Soccer Sidelines||Sticks in a bundle can’t be broken but sticks taken singly can be easily broken. Same applies to people. - One of the most potent superpowers any team has is Unity. In this episode, we talk about creating unity on the field,||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalent is Only Part of Success in Sports - The Soccer Sidelines||Inspired by an article written by Fred Bowen of the Washington Post titled "Athletic Ability is just a part of success in sports," we hear what 5 high school coaches are looking for from players beyond athletic ability. -||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 – Get Ready to Enjoy a Tournament! - The Soccer Sidelines||So much of the tournament experience happens beyond the pitch. Building esprit-de-corps, enjoying local food, experiencing the hotel, and checking out many different game and coaching styles are just a few! - In this episode,||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 – Making Community Connections - The Soccer Sidelines||Youth Sports is a rallying point in the community for many families. In this episode, we look at a real-world scenario where a family in trouble reached out to a Club, and the Club came through. More than 15 volunteers delivered a FUNd-raising tourname.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 – How to Be Intentional About Development - The Soccer Sidelines||After the crowds go home, the final scores are tallied, and our youth athletes leave the field for the last time, it's on to real life. Whatever education they were able to pick up; coupled with the tools they got from their youth sports, home life,||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat the Heck is Futsal? - The Soccer Sidelines||The game of futsal looks like a simple game of soccer on an indoor court, but there is more to it than this. In this episode, we break down the game of futsal and will compare it in some ways to the game of soccer.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 – Getting Familiar with The Throw In - The Soccer Sidelines||The throw-in is a basic maneuver that all soccer players, parents, fans, and coaches need to be familiar with. There are rules for the throw-in: where they are relevant, body position, physical position relative to the field, the movement itself,||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 – Moms and Dads Can Coach – But Should They? - The Soccer Sidelines||My first day of coaching started off, literally, in a lawn chair on the sidelines of my kid’s soccer game. The coach’s assistant, a dad of one of the kids on the field, couldn’t make the game. The coach, another dad of one of the kids on the team,||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 – The Real and Profound Effect of Dehydration on Performance - The Soccer Sidelines||Both on the pitch and in school||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 – Screwing Up and Managing Mistakes - The Soccer Sidelines||Mistakes are a part of life. When we stop making mistakes, it usually means we stop trying to do anything. Without mistakes, we stop growing and we encourage those around us to stop growing. So why are we so bitter about our mistakes? -||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 – Systems of Play - The Soccer Sidelines||Understanding the system of play being used in a soccer match provides a whole new layer of appreciation for the game. There are four things we need to consider when choosing or evaluating a system of play: - 1. The team makeup.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 – Keeping Training Age Appropriate - The Soccer Sidelines||Striking a balance between under and over challenging players on the soccer field can mean the difference between a good experience and a bad experience. Too much of a challenge can lead to frustration. Too little of a challenge can lead to boredom and.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 – Entertainment vs Development Culture - The Soccer Sidelines||Culture affects everything about the youth sports experience. In this episode, we will explore the two primary cultures found in youth sports: the Entertainment Culture and the Development Culture. Which one you chose or create depends on the outcomes||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to The Soccer Sidelines! - The Soccer Sidelines||In this first episode, we introduce you to the podcast. The Soccer Sidelines is about bringing parents, players, and coaches together around the most important aspects of the youth sports experience - and we don't mean winning games.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent Explanation of Futsal
I didn't know this about the game before. I do now!