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Koach Karl Dewazien
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Guest Soccer Articles
Michelle Akers, "A Little Prep Talk!"
Michelle Akers, "WE DID IT WE DID IT!"
"All about Michelle Akers"
Gary Alan, Joint Coaching Pro. Dir., Virginia YSA, "It Is The Game Itself, Not The Numbers, That Make Kids Happy"
Perry Alexander, President, Kentucky YSA, "Do Kids Actually Play Soccer?"
Gary Allen, Gordon Miller and Graham Ramsay, "Statement On Smaller Sides For U11 And U12 Soccer"
Gary Alan, Joint Coaching Pro. Dir., Virginia YSA, "We Have It All Backwards"
Gary R. Allen, Director of Coaching Education, Virginia YSA, "When Should Travel Play Begin?"
Kevin Allen, USSF "A" Licensed Coach, "Building a Youth Program"
John Anagnost, Ph.D., "A Review & The 1st Question"
John Anagnost, Ph.D., "A Soccer Training Method Video Review & The 2nd Question"
John Anagnost, Ph.D., "The 'Third' Question"
John Anagnost, Ph.D., "FUNdamental Soccer Is Underrated"
John Anagnost, Ph.D., "Results of a Try-Out"
John Anagnost, Ph.D., "It's Hard To Be Patient…Especially..."
Anonymous, "A disgusted parent!!!"
Anonymous, "Parents Code"
Ted Andrews, Coach & Referee, "There Are Never Any Real Losers!"
Bob Asklof, District 8 Commissioner, "Recruiting Volunteers for Youth Soccer Organizations"
Bob Asklof, District 8 Commissioner, "How Did We Survive Our Childhood?"
Athletes for a Better World, "Parents & Coaches"
Athletes for a Better World, "Making…TEAM RULES AND DISCIPLINE…A Positive Experience!"
Athletes for a Better World, "Making…TEAM RULES AND DISCIPLINE…A Positive Experience! Part 2"
Michael Ball, USSF "A" Licensed Coach "It drives me up the WALL!"
Jason Barker, USSF "A" licensed coach, "Pick-up Soccer"
Wade Barrett, "Striving to Be the Best"
Steve Bender, "The Words You Choose...Make All the Difference in the World"
Steve Bender, "USYSA: Values or Value?"
Steve Bender & Koach Karl, "Discussing the Small Sided Games Concept"
Steve Bender, "Evaluate Your Practice: Skills Drills or 'Line-Time'"
Steve Bender, "Putting the Team Back in Teamwork"
Ric Blancas, Jr., "FUNdamental Soccer Methodology - Works!!!"
Joseph Breault , "Enhancing Anticipation in Soccer Players"
Chris Brown, PA West Director of Coaching and Player Development, "Modified Street Soccer - A Model for USA?"
Glen Buckley, State Director of Coaching, New York State West, "An Opinion on Small Sided Games"
Michael G. Carlston, M.D., "Futbol or Soccer?"
Coach Bob Carroll, Annandale Fireballs U-14 Boys, "These are the best youth training tapes on the market -bar none!!!"
Central California Heat
Supinder Cheema, Technical Dir., Calgary Minor Soccer Assoc., "Soccer - a Positive Enjoyable Experience"
Chicago News, "Tony DiCicco Says 'Goodbye' to Coaching"
Coach Janis U12, "H2O: How and How Much"
Stephen Cochran, USSF "A" Licensed Coach "Steve's Dairy..."
Stephen Cochran, USSF "A" Licensed Coach "Dairy of a Youth Coach (Part 2)"
Stephen Cochran, USSF "A" Licensed Coach "Dairy of a Youth Coach (Part 3)"
Jimmy Conrad, "Abilities That Come From Within"
Dean Conway, Massachusetts State Director of Coaching, "Some Thoughts about Warming Up, Stretching and Cooling Down for 7 to 13 year olds"
Joy Cox, "S.O.S. - Save Our Soccer Team!"
Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati Enquirer, "Coaches' biggest pain? Parents!"
Paul Davies, "4-3-3-1 or 3-3-4-1?"
Brett Davis, President, Arizona YSA, "The Night before New Years"
John DeBenedictis, National Soccer Coaches Assoc. of Canada "Are Coaches Being Glorified"
John DeBenedictis, Executive World Cup Fan, "Ronaldo, Ronaldo, You're making life miserable for us coaches"
John DeBenedictis,"Player Development Starts At The Socks"
Jeannette Dewazien, "The Game (Youth Sports in Perspective)"
Dave Donahue, "Youth Games: Rated R For Language"
William Dooley, "When It Was a Game for Kids"
Anson Dorrance, Former United States National Team Coach, "Not Making It - The True Challenge"
Coach Enesto Farias, "Hey! It Really Works!"
Ray Erlach, "Sometimes It's Tough To Be A Referee!"
Tony Filicchia, USSF "A" Licensed Coach, "A Tribute to Alan Maher"
Tony Filicchia, "Developing Youth Soccer Players"
Tony Filicchia, "Coaching During the Game?"
Dan Fryk, "Before You Buy Soccer Boots..."
Dan Fryk, "This is great! We should have done this years ago."
Rigo Galvez, "Help the Family and You Help the Child!"
Nick Giron, FUNdamental Coach, "FUNdamental Soccer Goes Bowling"
Michael Goldman,President, Sunnyvale Alliance Soccer Club "Small Sided Games "Keep 'em Moving!"
Michael Goldman, President, Sunnyvale Alliance Soccer Club "Small Sided Games, A Controversy?"
Ric Grenell, Director of Coaching (Nevada), "Age Appropriate Coaching"
Jim Grimes, "The Mission of Youth Soccer"
Eric Riegert... Submitted by Mike Haas, USSF Staff Coach, "Sportsmanship, Ethics and Character-Building Resources"
John Haines, "Playing Time - A True Hero"
Brian Hall, 2002 World Cup Referee "Miracles Do Happen"
Coach Dave Hammond "A Coaches Dream"
Paul Hazard, CYSA State Coaching Director, "Something to Think About"
April Heinrichs, "Nike Coaching Education Scholarships""
Roy Henninger, "Coach are you prepared?"
CPT Holly Hileman, "Youth Soccer in Wartorn Bosnia"
Daniel Jacob, State Coaching Director, Georgia Youth Soccer Association, "Parents' Role at Youth Games"
Roy Henninger, President, Central Valley YSL, "Be Flexible and Let Them Play!"
Jay H Herdt, "The Benefits of Attending a Licensing Course"
Sandra Hunt, FIFA Referee, "Differences Between Refereeing...the Men and Women's Game?"
Edward R. Jimenez, "A Dollar per Holler"
Sheldon E. Jordan, M.D., Sports Medicine, "Headgear and Soccer 2000"
Kelly Jones, Modesto Bee Staff Writer: Guest Editorial, "Soccer Should Be More Kid-friendly"
Coach Bob Karpovich, "Observation is a Great Teacher"
Graham Kennedy, Foothills Soccer Club, Alberta, Canada, "I Was Impressed At How Much More Effective I Remained"
By Graham Kennedy, Calgary, Foothills Coaching Director, "Coach Kennedy Makes Modifications"
By Graham Kennedy, Calgary, Foothills Coaching Director, "Club Loyalty"
John Knutson, "No, Christy, don't do it...you've never played goalie before!"
Donna Koch, "A Story of Passion"
Cindy Kranz, Gannet News, "Tips to Become a Better Soccer Parent"
Long Island Junior Soccer League, "Players Only Weekend..."
Penny Mahan, "Soccer in Brazil"
Len Marks, USSF "C" Licensed Coach, "One Picture That Truly Saddens Me"
Len Marks, USSF "C" Licensed Coach, "Asthma: The Silent and Not So Silent Wheezer"
Len Marks, USSF "C" Licensed Coach, "Egotistical Parent Story"
Len Marks, USSF "C" Licensed Coach, "Mark's Remarks"
Coach John Martinez, "Self-Esteem"
Kevin McDonnell,Coaching Director Petaluma YSL, "Fresh Jamboree Idea"
Denyse Garcia McLaughlin, "Age Pure Teams vs. Mixed Age Teams: A Survey""
Harvey McKay, "Twelve Attributes of the Old Pros"
Linda Frasher Meigs, STYSA Coaching Education Staff, "How Karl Dewazien and Anson Dorrance Carried the GSA Force '89 Girls to the South Texas State Playoffs"
Coach Meigs, "The Title IX Issue"
Lynne Meterparel, "How Did I Become a Soccer Fanatic?"
Dennis Miller, Tri-Valley Herald, "Soccer Programs Lose Sight Of Kids"
Gordon Miller, State Technical Director, "UEFT International Symposium"
Dan Minutillo, "Getting to the Turning Point - Self Motivation to Play the Game"
Richard Mulrooney, "Choices of Life"
John Murphy, CYSA, Chairman, "Social Darwinism Infests Youth Soccer"
Kevin Murray, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "The FUNdamental Approach Works in Jr. Ice Hockey"
Kevin Murray, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "FUNdamental Adjustments to Hockey Practice"
Bill Nason, "Starters and Bench Players"
Peggy Neason, Region 1 TOPSoccer Chair, "Celebrating 10 Years"
Perry A. Novak, "My Son the Criminal"
Mark J. Novara, "Just a Story"
ODP Coach, "ODP PLAYERS and the FUNdamental Routine"
Larrie Osuma, "I Learned Other Things As Well"
Mike Peak, "FUNdamental Soccer Readers - It Really Works!!!"
Mike Pearce, Coach, San Ramon Legend U12 Girls, "1v1 is The Key to Valley Cup Success" (Part 1)"
Mike Pearce, Coach, San Ramon Legend U12 Girls, "1v1 is The Key to Valley Cup Success" (Part 2)"
Mike Pearce, Coach, San Ramon Legend U12 Girls, "1v1 is The Key to Valley Cup Success" (Part 3)"
Pauline Phillips and her daughter Jeanne (13 years old), "Teen Offers Guidelines For Parent"
Larry Pedrie, Head Coach, Chicago Hill, "Winning At What Cost?"
Jeff Pill, (former) New Hampshire Director of Coaching, "7 Rules For Maintaining Team Discipline"
A Soccer Poem by: Audrey Richter, The Placer United Prestige 90'...Girls Under 13 Team, "My Soccer Shoes"
A Soccer Poem by: Ally Dutton, The Placer United Prestige 90'...Girls Under 13 Team, "My Soccer Shoes"
A Soccer Poem by: Lauren Coiner, The Placer United Prestige 90'...Girls Under 13 Team, "My Smelly Soccer Shoes"
A Soccer Poem by: Leah Crawford, The Placer United Prestige 90'...Girls Under 13 Team, "Smelly, Wet and Muddy Soccer Shoes"
A Soccer Poem by: Mallory Maughan, The Placer United Prestige 90'...Girls Under 13 Team, "My Soccer Shoes"
"Positive Play Day: A Great Way to Honor the Game"
Brian Quinn, "The Trick to Developing Teamwork"
Danny Reynolds, Alaska Director of Coaching, "Winter Training"
Coach Stan Rimdzius, "Response To Koach Karl's Editorial"
Todd Roby, US Youth Soccer, "Tide American Cup in Full Swing This Spring"
Fernando Rodriguez, "Coaches, Please...!"
Hervi Rualo, "A Letter to Andrea"
Hervi Rualo, "Using the 'FUNdamental Routine' as a Try-out"
Hervi Rualo, "Duct Tape as a Good Solution"
Robert Ryan, "Stop Calling It Soccer!"
Manny Schellscheidt, USSF U-14 National Coach,
"The Game as the Teacher"
Tim Schulz, "Regarding the State and Regional Position on Winning"
Charles L. Scott, Proud Father of Jacob Scott,
"Our Soccer Future Looks Very Bright"
Jim Sheldon, Executive Director of NSCAA, "Parents Out of Control: A coach's ground rules can help prevent ugly incidents"
Bikesh Shrstha,Nepal Football Fan Club (NFFC) Family "An Appeal To Dear Fans"
Vince Siebern, Referee Coordinator District V, "Some Common Sense Guidelines for Referees to Follow"
Jan Smisek, US Soccer, National Staff Coach, "Playing Up"
FUNdamental Soccer Staff
"FUNdamental Soccer Goes to Canada"
Dick Stephens, Special to Soccer California, "Partner With Your Parents"
"A Survival Kit for Every Youth Soccer Coach"
Amber Swasey, Ormond Beach Middle School, "Goal Rush"
Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press, "It's well under 1%"
Rebecca Thatcher, "Drug Smugglers vs. Soccer Parents"
Marvin Thomas, "What's Recreational Soccer All About?"
The Honorable, Gregory R. Todd, "The Soccer Wilderness of Montana"
Jeff Timmers, "A FUNdamental Letter to End the Season"
Alan Tucker, Director of Coaching, Yellowstone Soccer Association With Comments by Koach Karl, "A Coaching Philosophy"
Alan Tucker, Director of Coaching, Yellowstone Soccer Association, "Experienced Coaches Can be Knot-Heads (or…Be Patient with the FUNdamental System)"
Alan Tucker, Director of Coaching, Yellowstone Soccer Association, "Turning on the Parental Light Bulb"
Tom Turner, Director of Coaching Ohio Youth Soccer Association - North, "Small Sided Games, Questions and Answers"
Julius Ujeh, "FUNdamental Soccer Goes To Africa"
ussoccer.com "Ethan Zohn’s Zone"
U.S. Soccer Communications Center, "Losing Fitness -Detraining"
United States Soccer Federation, "U.S. Under-19 Women To Champion Skin Cancer Prevention"
Abigail Van Buren, "Dear Abby's Tips"
Ray Welch, "To Every Mom & Dad!"
Ray Welch, "Practice of Champions: A Review"
Tracy Wheeler, Knight Ridder Newspapers, "You Don't Have To Hurt Like A Girl"
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