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December 2014

Coaches: 15 Identifiable Traits Of Team Players In Youth Sport (Part 2)

By | December 17th, 2014|Coach's Corner|

Positive attitude: It’s an easy term to throw around, but in a generation filled with bulging egos and self-interest, a positive attitude — toward others and your team — is critically important in choosing an athlete for a high-level team. What are tell-tale signs of a good or bad attitude in a young athlete? Does [...]

Coaches: 15 Identifiable Traits Of Team Players In Youth Sport (Part 1)

By | December 16th, 2014|Traits Of Team Players In Youth Sport|

Is there anyone more passionate in the world of sports than a soccer enthusiast? And, if you coach youth soccer, you likely have a deep and abiding love for the game. You also want your players to love the game, have fun, and hopefully achieve some “success”. For you, success means far more than wins [...]

Coach’s Corner

By | December 15th, 2014|Coach's Corner|

Our Club’s Head Coach (CHC), Boris Bajagic, will be creating a series of blog entries that will cover a variety of soccer-related topics, including but not limited to: The Long Term Player Development (LTPD), coaching tips, and do’s and don’ts of coaching. Boris is an extremely passionate and knowledgeable coach, as he earned the highest [...]

Coaches: Why Your Role Is So Important!

By | December 14th, 2014|Coach's Corner|

By their cheers and looks of approval or disapproval, parents and coaches pass judgment on a child’s ability and performance. In the process, they play an important role in shaping children’s perception of themselves. The way in which a coach corrects a skill, reinforces a behaviour, or highlights an error plays an important role in either developing or impairing [...]

Nepean Hotspurs’ Coach Spotlight: Manel Oudjida

By | December 8th, 2014|Club Highlights|

Manel already boasts an impressive start to her soccer career. This summer she was one of 30 coaches who organized the FIFA Live Your Goals Event 2014. As part of the lead-up to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, the event gave 200 girls the opportunity to play soccer games, take part in [...]