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Off the Pitch is the weekly newsletter of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, distributed every Wednesday. Please send any feedback on what you would like to see in future editions to Monique Bowman at mbowman@nscaa.com.


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Coach development and the DOC's role in the process
NSCAA
A club's director of coaching can wear many different types of hats within his or her organization. One important aspect that plays into the long-term success of the club that a DOC must invest in is coach development.
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 NSCAA News


BU's Brown advises to be S.M.A.R.T. when goal setting
NSCAA
Are your or your players' goals S.M.A.R.T.? Boston University assistant women's coach Casey Brown presents her thoughts on goal setting in the fifth video of a six-part series on the components of training a next-level female soccer player.
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NSCAA accepting nominations for Secretary on Board of Directors
NSCAA
The NSCAA has many ways for a member to give back to the Association and its membership. One of those ways is to serve on the Board of Directors, helping guide the orgnaization into the future.
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 NSCAA Job Board


Long Island Youth Soccer Coach Wanted — Empire Soccer Academy
NSCAA
Looking for a youth soccer coach to coach in Nassau County, Long Island. Guaranteed fall and spring work during soccer seasons. Most likely 5-6 days of work when in season, including weekends.
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 Upcoming NSCAATV Schedule
NSCAATV
NSCAATV is the online media property of the NSCAA, designed to feature original programming, live streams and other content promoting the game of soccer. New videos are posted regularly at NSCAATV.com. For a full schedule of upcoming live events, visit the schedule page at www.nscaatv.com/schedule.

Wed 8/27 10:30 p.m. EDT Orlando City SC at Charlotte Eagles USL PRO
Fri 8/29 7 p.m. EDT Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Charlotte Eagles USL PRO
Sat 8/30 7 p.m. EDT Rochester Rhinos at Harrisburg City Islanders USL PRO
Sat 8/30 7:30 p.m. EDT Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Charleston Battery USL PRO
Sat 8/30 7:30 p.m. EDT Sacramento Republic FC at Wilmington Hammerheads FC USL PRO
Sat 8/30 9:30 p.m. EDT Utah Valley vs. UMass (Men) NSCAA College

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 Upcoming Courses


NSCAA Courses
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09/13/201409/14/2014Level 5 DiplomaMaricopaAriz.REGISTERDETAIL
09/05/201409/07/2014Goalkeeping Level 1 DiplRhinebeckN.Y.REGISTERDETAIL

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 NSCAA Soccer Calendar


NSCAA Calendar
NSCAA
The following is a list of upcoming tournaments and events hosted by NSCAA, our Member Clubs and partner events. For a full schedule, visit the Soccer Calendar. To find out how you can get your event listed on the NSCAA Soccer Calendar contact Chris Burt here.

2014 SoccerElite Fall Championship (U9-U19 Boys and Girls) Sept. 5-7 Mike Rose Soccer Complex
Memphis, Tenn.
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Publix SuperCup (U8-U19 Girls) Sept. 20-21, 2014 Perdido Key, Fla. More Information
Publix SuperCup (U8-U19 Boys) Sept. 13-14, 2014 Perdido Key, Fla. More Information

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 US Youth Soccer News


40 days to play soccer for a change
US Youth Soccer
Act now to raise money for soccer throughout September and enter daily to have a chance to win autographed Mia Hamm Nike soccer ball, loaded Nike backpacks, Coach Kits and more. US Youth Soccer, the nation's largest youth sports association, is excited to kick off the 12th annual Youth Soccer Month — Celebrating Soccer in America this September, and the celebration continues throughout the month promoting the benefits of soccer. Visit www.YouthSoccerMonth.org for more. Let's grow the game!
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 US Club Soccer News


Christian Lavers: NPL 'will change youth soccer' for the best
US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer's Executive Vice President Christian Lavers discusses the current landscape of youth soccer in the country and how the National Premier Leagues is striving to advance the sport. "Every club, and every technical leader, must navigate this landscape when trying to improve their club, and hopefully when trying to improve the game overall,” Lavers noted. “There will inevitably be disagreement in the process. But, in this process, for leaders and clubs with long-term vision and the willingness to work together, the NPL can be a tool to simplify and clarify the path – and a vehicle to implement the best conceived structures and ideas.”
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What parents need to know about sports participation
HealthDay News
Sports are an important part of school for many youngsters, and proper preparation is essential for reducing their risk of injury, an expert says. It's also crucial for parents to assess a school's sports safety programs and first aid preparations, Larry Cooper, chair of the National Athletic Trainers' Association's secondary school committee, said.
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Costs for youth sports set to spiral ... again
Today
Paying to play on sports teams is now the norm. Almost two thirds (61 percent) of students participating in middle and high school sports in 2012 paid to do so, with only 6 percent receiving fee waivers, according to a study by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
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Fitness may boost kids' brainpower
HealthDay News
Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds. "Our work suggests that aerobically fit and physically fit children have improved brain health and superior cognitive [thinking] skills than their less-fit peers," said study author Laura Chaddock-Heyman, a postdoctoral researcher with the department of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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