This blog is excerpted from BC Soccer’s Small-sided Manual. The Canadian Soccer Association’s pathway for young players focusses on unique concerns at every level of development. This pathway is designed to ultimately contribute to Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) and a lifelong love of the game. From ages 9-12, League players are “learning to train.” Read more about…

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When it comes to the importance of winning soccer games at the youth level, few topics can elicit such visceral opinions. Check out John O’Sullivan’s TedX talk on putting the “play” back into youth sports.  

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