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Small-Sided Soccer: Promoting lifelong wellness and a love of the game.

By bowenislandfc | May 19, 2016

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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The “Changing the Game Movement”

By bowenislandfc | May 19, 2016

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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Sports Should Be Child’s Play

By bowenislandfc | May 19, 2016

    This article from the New York Times advocates for avoiding specialization in order to turn kids into elite and healthy athletes. Read more

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