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Coaches' Blog

Friday, September 11, 2009
Welcome Coaches,
Here at OYSA we’re committed to providing excellent quality coaching clinics, age appropriate resources and advice that are truly relevant and helpful to Oregon’s soccer coaches.
Through this blog, l plan to provide food for thought, as well as listen to what you have to say about your coaching issues.  Coaches will join in the debate, and we’ll come up with solutions. Your feedback and contributions will be important and valuable for coaches all over the state as we learn and grow together.
This is a blog for everyone involved in youth soccer coaching and all the issues you face. I will be contributing something new at least once a week, and I’d like to extend an open invitation for you to join in with your comments. I will also have guest bloggers too from the world of coaching, including college, regional and national team players and coaches.
Whether it’s individual or team skills, coach or club development, refereeing, player behavior and discipline, TOPSoccer, the role of parents, team management and selection, talent spotting or fitness, this soccer blog aims to cover it all.
For those of you that don’t know me I am a coach and a proud parent.  I was awarded my National Youth License in 1997, my ‘A’ License in 1998 and invited to the national teaching staff in 1999. I have since been involved coaching state, regional and national youth teams as well as two prominent D1 college programs. I am thrilled to be back at OYSA as Director of Coaching and want to help coaches all over this wonderful state.
I look forward to your suggestions, questions and comments!
Best wishes,
Mike

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