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5 Crucial Tips for First-Time Soccer Coaches

The start of the soccer season draws upwards of 19 million players to the fields – many for the first time. Among these soccer warriors are the moms and dads that volunteer to serve as coaches. These well-intended surrogates, many with no soccer or coaching experience, are central to the success of the season. Here are five crucial tips for first-time soccer coaches:
1. Team Meeting
Hold a team meeting with the parents. This is an important first step to establishing dialogue with the team. You’ll figure out straight away who will be your staunches allies and who may become troubling families. During this meeting, you must communicate your expectations for the season. Explain that the kids …

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Emirates Offers Football Fans a First Class FIFA World Cup Experience

Emirates has been announced as FIFA’s Global Tour Operator for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Emirates will be offering fans from around the globe the chance to purchase world class, seamless travel packages that will include flights to South Africa, accommodation, ground transportation and match tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Football fans will also have the opportunity to purchase, for the first time, unique ‘follow your team’ travel packages that will ensure they don’t miss a moment of their team’s action over in South Africa and safeguard them should their team be unfortunate enough not to qualify.
Emirates’ partnership with FIFA began at the 2006 FIFA World Cup when it became the first …

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Five Useful Soccer Tricks

Body feints and scissors aren’t the only soccer tricks you see in a professional soccer match anymore. More and more soccer players use tricks and special moves to increase their game. But what are the best tricks to use in a match?
I’ve made a list of 5 very useful soccer tricks. These tricks are generally used to beat your opponent.
1 – Scissor
Although the scissor trick is very old, it’s still very effective. Your opponent needs to concentrate fully on the ball to tackle you. But that’s very hard when you perform a good scissor.
Besides that, the scissor is a great move to combine with another trick. Start with a scissor and follow up with a …

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NFL – Favre Announced His Retirement

It appears that finally Bret Favre is going to retire, after announcing his first retirement in March 4th 2008 with the Green Bay Packers, he changed his mind in the last minute, but then he was traded to the New York Jets. That season with the New York Jets wasn’t the best for him, in part due to his injuries but he had received an already damaged Jets’ team, coming from a record of 4-12. Even so, Favre managed to win nine games with the Jets, three more than the Packers did, but he got injured with a torn biceps tendon and had to play with it during, so the Jets managed to win only …

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Men’s Football Day 1 Preview: Top teams begin their Olympic campaign

The Men’s Football tournament of Beijing 2008 will kick off on August 7.
In the curtain-raising match, Group A team Australia will take on Serbia. The match is also Serbia’s first Olympic appearance as an independent nation since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia’s best Olympic result was at Los Angeles 1984 when it claimed a bronze medal.
The other Group A match will be between Argentina and Côte d’Ivoire. Argentina has won six consecutive FIFA World Youth Championship titles, including the most recent one in Canada in 2007. The defending gold medalist is poised to add another medal to its collection. With Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi and …

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A Great Source of Football Information

Football is definitely one of the most exciting sports. Every football event truly prompts a rush of adrenaline. The excitement among viewers and fanatics simply could not be easily contained. It is understandable that fanatics and followers are always on the go to seek and access information regarding a popular and well-hyped football event.
Online, there are numerous Websites that are operating to provide basic sports information. But football fans know that the sport must have its own wholly dedicated football news and events site. That is why organizers of the Website Daily Soccer News made sure this demand will be fully covered and provided for.
Visit the Webpage at http://www.f8tballnews.com/ and see how the site could …

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Biography Of Pele – The King Of Football

For us younger folks, Brazil soccer is great because that’s how it’s meant to be…we take that as a natural order of things, having grown up with the Brazilian soccer team’s successes in the World Cups of the 1990s.
But the myth of Brazilian soccer was born a lot earlier, in times when soccer started to become a worldwide “plague” and there are a lot of people who attribute this internalization of soccer to the Brazilian team of the 50s, a team that was lead to success by one of the most preeminent figures in sports, the famous soccer player Pele.
Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele climbed a steep mountain from living his youth in a …

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The Fun of Fantasy Football

Fifteen to eighteen million people play fantasy football every year-and the numbers are growing rapidly.
In fantasy football, you “draft” or auction an imaginary team composed of real-life football players (this can include NFL professionals or college players). They then score points based on their actual performance in real games.
Your fantasy tournament progresses in much the same way as the real football games. You go head-to-head, competing against another opponent each week.
If your team scores the most points by the end of the season, and has the best win-loss record, you win.
Fantasy football was invented by Danny Dulac, one of the organizers of the Raiders. He thought of it during a road trip to the east …

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Throwing The Perfect Football Pass

While football is considered one of America’s greatest pastimes, few know the secrets of throwing the ball properly. A proper football pass is a perfect spiral delivered directly to the target. With that in mind, this article will attempt to explain some methods that actual football coaches use to teach their quarterbacks the right way to throw.
When trying to throw the perfect spiral, there are three things that you need to consider: the positioning of your hand, the release of the ball, and the timing of the whole pass movement. As far as gripping the football goes, many coaches recommend that you grip the ball with your ring finger placed on the first lace of …

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