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Dure: A Recreational Soccer Manifesto — Soccer Wire

Every soccer player starts as a recreational player. So rec leagues are important — and complicated, writes Beau Dure. They need to accommodate everyone from future pros to children with special needs. This week Beau offers up a comprehensive approach to making this entry level the most effective it can be.

Source: Dure: A Recreational Soccer Manifesto — Soccer Wire

Survey says status quo in youth soccer isn’t satisfactory

Soccer leagues are proliferating like milkweed in the mid-Atlantic. Are they meeting unserved needs, or just getting in each other’s way? To find out, Beau Dure asked 102 local coaches, technical directors and club administrators a series of multiple-choice and short answer questions.

Source: Dure: Survey says status quo in youth soccer isn’t satisfactory — Soccer Wire

Parents demanding more from youth soccer experience

A two-fer here. For FourFourTwo, I explained that soccer parents’ complaints are no longer as easy to dismiss as they may have been when no one understood the game.

Source: Parents rightfully demanding more from inconsistent youth soccer experience | FourFourTwo

Then a related piece for Soccer Wire:

Source: Dure: Are pro coaches really better than parents? | Soccer Wire

June 16, 2016

 

Is U.S. Soccer trying to fix what isn’t broken?

Here’s how my friends at Soccer Wire put it: “SoccerWire.com Featured Columnist Beau Dure says the laissez-faire, deregulated youth soccer model is in tatters, and applauds new involvement and leadership by the U.S. Soccer Federation. But he’s also feels many of the issues the federation has chosen are curious, to put it mildly.”

Source: Dure: Is U.S. Soccer trying to fix what isn’t broken? — Soccer Wire

Feb. 23, 2016