April 20, 2017

In my previous article I wrote about the reasons why routines are so important. However, it is sometimes difficult to picture what constitutes a routine and what doesn’t. 

In this article, I will give you an example of 16 routines that I use on a game day with a youth c...

April 20, 2017

When we think of a coach, we often picture someone on the sidelines of a game, yelling instructions to their players, making substitutions and giving half-time speeches. While all of those things may be true of all coaches, one major aspect of successful coaches is oft...

April 2, 2017

Soccer registration is starting and many parents will have the option of having their son/daughter play competitive soccer this upcoming summer. 

In the last 14 years of refereeing, I've seen the major differences between house league and competitive soccer and I'm here...

January 6, 2017

I always said that parents are the pillars of youth soccer and without them and their commitment as coaches and fan of the game, the game of soccer would be at a standstill. I have a tremendous admiration for parents and coaches who take time out of their week (many 4...

January 6, 2017

Two years ago my soccer association joined the many other cities that offer competitive soccer. We started with two competitive teams and this year we are up to five teams. Obviously creating competitive teams is moving towards the right direction for a club as those t...

January 5, 2017

I spent the last 14  summers of my life as as part of a youth soccer association in Montreal. I started off as a referee, moved up to head referee (and field director), technical director of the club as well as technical trainer of competitive teams. I built the infras...

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