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Helping Players Develop Motivation

Motivation is a reason for action, a willingness to act, and a desire to set and accomplish goals. Motivation is derived from the word motive, or a need that requires satisfaction.   Developing motivation to allow sustained and deliberate practice is central to high...

GO4theGOAL

GO4theGOAL

This September, Oregon Youth Soccer Association is partnering with Go4theGoal to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® in order to show our commitment to kids battling cancer in Oregon. OYSA is GOING GOLD with Go4theGoal’s GOLD laces to raise funds and awareness for kids with...

I Like You As You Are….Feedback for Our Children

I Like You As You Are….Feedback for Our Children

By Skye Eddy, Soccer Parent Resource Center Life is a journey – a long path of positive and negative experiences and much in between and we keep on learning, growing, experiencing, loving – and we are perfect just as we are. Of course, as I listen and watch this Mr....

Reaching Beyond Self-Imposed Limitations

Reaching Beyond Self-Imposed Limitations

What a great conversation this was with Stuart Armstrong! Stuart has spent the past 20 years focusing on Athlete Development and this conversation focused on: Talent (what it is and how we can foster it in our players) The potential myth that talent needs trauma That...

A Parent’s Guide to Soccer Skill Development

A Parent’s Guide to Soccer Skill Development

By Yael Averbuch West Soccer Resource Center Whether you play(ed) soccer yourself, are completely new to it, or fall somewhere in between, there are many ways you can help your player have a great experience through the sport. Soccer with a team is great. But...

5 Ways Parents Can Make a Losing Season a Win

5 Ways Parents Can Make a Losing Season a Win

By Skye Eddy Bruce, Soccer Resource Center 1.  Focus on the Process - Not the Result I am so very grateful I didn’t have a crazy parent on my team this year who just couldn’t get past the fact we were not winning.  There was no one on the sidelines screaming, there...

Understanding Bullying

SafeSport CODE LANGUAGE Bullying, as defined by our Code, is repeated and/or severe behavior(s) that are (a) aggressive, (b) directed at a Minor, and (c) intended or likely to hurt, control, or diminish the Minor emotionally, physically or sexually. TYPES OF BULLYING...

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