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February 8, 2017

Welcome to the NEW website for The National Soccer Coaches Association of Canada (NSCAC). After a period of inactivity, we are excited to kick off with a host of new membership benefits.

Although we are still finalizing various initiatives, we are excited to announce th...

January 3, 2017

Your kids are registered to play soccer for the upcoming season and lets hope they are looking forward to the experience. I say that, because if you're looking forward to your son or daughter playing soccer more than they are, then there is something wrong that picture...

January 3, 2017

This article first appeared in Soccer Journal (The official publication of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America) 

A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about how many small players Barcelona had on their team. I had a hunch that it was a smaller team than...

December 2, 2016

Question. I do not score goals, run for touchdowns or make baskets: I do not make passes, receive passes or make errant passes: I do not stop goals, make tackles or cover the opposition: I do not dribble, or stick handle around opponents: and I do not sacrifice my body...

December 2, 2016

When I look at all the kids who play soccer today compared to the relative few that played 20-30 years ago, I often ask: do they have the same passion for the game that existed years ago? We see success at the Women's game and not quite as much in our men's game. Why?...

November 18, 2016

Have you ever watched the best players in the world and wondered: how did they do that? They perform a brilliant pass, finding a player in the open while being under extreme pressure. Or they score a brilliant goal and it seemed as if the player knew where everything a...

October 6, 2016

It's game day and the players are restless all day long. In most cases it's because the day seems so long especially when it ends with a soccer game. The game is not foremost on their minds so there is no need to get all worked up so early about it. In fact, when the g...

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