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  • It’s Soccer Time Again
    Soccer never ends. We had a pretty good season with The Dervish on his Rep Soccer Team but we were not all together pleased with the team as a whole and the coaching. I know, I sound like a typical soccer mom or over interested parent. Whining that "my son didn't get enough field time" but I truly tried to stay objective. I didn't want to be that whining parent that thinks their child is the be all and end all of the sport so I focused on the game and watched the treatment of other players as well and what I saw was that this coach didn't actually have a clue. Perhaps he would be a great coach for teenagers or adults but these were 7 and 8 year old boys and while I do believe that it can't all be pats on the back and high fives, I think a certain amount of encouragement is required for this age group. They are still learning and honestly, the skill level amazes me when I think of how young they are but they need to be recognized by their coach for their efforts and improvements regularly. The coach was harsh 95% of the time and encouraging and praising 5% of the time. I just don't think that’s enough to keep kids motivated and enthusiastic for the game. The soccer practices baffled me. We started out with 2 practices a week but by mid season we were lucky to have one. The coach
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