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Region II ODP Regional Pools Announced

The final boys and girls Regional ODP ID Pools have been posted. More information regarding upcoming Regional events for both boys and girls will be announced in September.

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On the team: A Responsible Sports approach to tryouts

With soccer season about to start for many players across America, tryouts may be a subject that looms large. Tryouts can be tough not only for the athletes, but for their parents and coaches as well. Parents may find it difficult to console a child who has failed to make a team. Likewise, coaches often dread “the cut,” informing players that gave their all that they just didn’t make it.
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Rewards can motivate and unite a team

In an effort to try to improve player performance, coaches sometimes inadvertantley focus on weak plays, lack of leadership or poorly executed skills. But Responsible Coaches know filling tanks and positively motivating players brings out better outcomes.
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Parenting Education | Choosing the right sport and physical activity program for your child

Programs promoting sport and physical activity for children and youths have proliferated in recent years. Because the philosophies, objectives, facilities and leadership of those programs can be so diverse, it’s imperative that parents/guardians assess program quality, both initially and periodically, to determine whether the program will provide a positive experience – physically, socially and emotionally - for their children.
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Coaching Education | The Dawn of Zone One

Looking at the landscape in the United States, I believe there aren't enough top coaches who are working with younger players.
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Champions crowned as 2011-2012 US Youth Soccer National League season concludes in Las Vegas

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The US Youth Soccer National League Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Boys and Girls, and Under-18 Boys completed their third and final day of matches today at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with the Players Showcase.
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Different paths to stardom (Sebastian's Story)

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The most remarkable rookie early on in the MLS season must be Velasquez. The 21-year-old midfielder, who started Real Salt Lake’s first two games and set up goals in both wins, took a non-traditional route to the U.S. pro league.
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US Youth Soccer Region II Announces ODP Girls Head Coach

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Region II Director, Bill Podewils Announces Mike Dickey as ODP Girls Head Coach
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Region II at US Youth Soccer ODP Championships

Did you follow the regional teams at the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships in Frisco, Texas? A complete recap is available now...
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Should kids train for sports outside of school and club sports? The experts at Responsible Sports weigh in.

Last month, a Responsible Sports Parent wrote to our panel of experts to ask: Should a high school athlete be allowed to train for sports outside of his normal already-busy school sports schedule. We asked two of our experts to weigh in.
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