NEW JERSEY CARE INSTRUCTIONS...here (8-2016)
US Youth Soccer Parent Education Program
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"I run an U7s team. This is our first season and we are training with the odd friendly. We are firmly focused on development and fun before success.
In August we had our first tournament and my boys were overwhelmed by the whole occasion. All of the promise shown in training disappeared.
After losing the first game 5-0 without getting out of their own half, I prepared my post-match speech. My plan was to ask the boys if they enjoyed it, when they say "no", I could discuss what we could do better to improve.
So I asked them the question.
'OK boys, well done. Who enjoyed that?'
All seven boys shouted: "MEEEEE!"
That was that. Reminded me what it's all about."
What a great story!