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Development First: Every Player Counts

“I realize what I am managing and cultivating is the spirit and desire of each individual player” Dr. Dina Gentile on What Really Matters.

Soccer has been called the “beautiful game” for so many reasons and by countless fans of the sport. I have been reminded this weekend, that youth soccer is the “beautiful game” because this is where we as coaches, parents, and youth sport administrators can make sure every player counts.

At the U6, U8, U10 levels all players have the chance to learn and develop at their own pace and in their own way – if we foster those opportunities. As I examine the personalities and skill abilities of my teams (U6 and U8), I realized that what I am managing and cultivating is the spirit and desire of each of my players.

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