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And Toes Will Be Stepped On

We upset people on regular basis.  There are a thousand players, as many parents, and over a hundred dispersed volunteers trying to get along.  Do the math.  We won’t all be happy with any decision.  Yet I think you’ll find a consistent … Continue reading

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Hit the Field Ready This Season

Attention Parents and Coaches: Before heading out for practice or the game, please be sure to follow these simple tips to improve your experience and hopefully avoid a headache or two: Shin guards, cleats, ball, drink, no jewelry – All … Continue reading

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NA Soccer Club Member Expectations

Attention all NA Soccer Club parents: It’s important that you understand some basic requirements that keep our day-to-day operations running at all levels.  A recent post about behavior standards established guidelines to avoid bad situations but neglected some fundamental aspects … Continue reading

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NASC Behavior Standards

There are over one thousand kids playing in our club each season and there are inevitably a wide range of expectations that parents have for their experience in the club.  In most cases, your child’s coach is your main interface … Continue reading

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Rest for the Weary [Soccer Admin]

Even though it will be a couple of weeks before the kids hit the field, many people have been getting things organized and learning new roles to try to pull together a good experience for your kids this season.  You’ve not heard … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Teen Soccer

There is a broad range of expectations for these age groups beyond U12. This note tries to explain our reality and hopefully avoid your disappointment by being up-front with decisions that we have to make. My hope is that you’ll … Continue reading

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Deciding Whether Your Youth Soccer Player Should “Play Up”

By Viktor Gotz – Director of Coaching and Player Development In general, playing up is not a bad thing in itself. On occasion players demonstrate consistent technical or physical superiority over players in their own age group. In these cases … Continue reading

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The Great Experience of Reffing Soccer

I have fond memories of reffing soccer as a teenager.  Aside from a paper route, it was really my first job.  Now when I occasionally ref, I enjoy seeing the younger kids’ enthusiasm.  I’ve been lucky enough to ref games … Continue reading

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Become a Soccer Referee

By Keith Quisenberry – Director of Referees While you watch little Johnny or Suzie play soccer for NASC, have you ever wondered, “where do they get these refs?”  I’m sure many of you have said “What the heck was that call … Continue reading

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Mid-Fall Member Update

We’re past the midpoint on what has been a good season thus far.  I thank you all for your efforts to keep our program a positive life experience for all of the kids and remembering that is, after all, just … Continue reading

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