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Have you ever sat down to write a paper, or work on a project and spent some time staring at the blank page or screen? That blank page can be intimidating. It can be challenging. It can cause us to dream of all it could be, and instill fear of what we’re getting ourselves into.

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After every game and practice in the month of May, coach Eric picks out a specific player who displayed exceptional grit. “In the huddle at the end of our second game at the Cherry Capital Cup, the players told me who the grit player of the game was before I even mentioned it. The unanimous

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Earlier this Spring, Coach Derek brought a #09Crenzy (a combination of players from 09 Craze and Frenzy teams) team to compete in a tournament.  Through a surprisingly successful series of games, the team advanced to the finals on Sunday.  The game was very even for the entire first half, until a few misjudged calls from

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Back in February, our #07Craze girls participated in a competitive futsal tournament. The team played well over the weekend, winning all of their games convincingly. Since the start of the tournament, the girls couldn’t stop talking about wanting to win one of the elegant trophies on display. After their championship win, the girls giddily approached

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After a fustal training last week, coach Cam huddled up with a group of 6-7 year olds. “What’s the core value of the month?” “Responsibility!” They resounded. Cam then asked how they live it out. A bold six year old replied loudly, “I flush the toilet every time because it makes my parents proud.” So if we can “flush”

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Coach, thank you so much,” said Francois as he extended his hand for a firm handshake from coach Derek. “He does it every time I pick him up and drop him off for futsal,” said Derek. Francois is a 12 year old refugee from Rwanda who expresses gratitude at every opportunity. For his consistent gratitude,

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    The past couple of weeks at practice, I’ve been asking groups of players how they show gratitude. It starts with the question, “What are you thankful for?” Once they give me an answer, I then ask them how they express/show gratitude. I ask, because thankfulness leads us to think and ponder, while gratitude

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  Sometimes crazy stuff happens in games. A couple of weeks ago, the ’09 Fever faced a Midwest United team who had no substitutes. During the game, one of the Midwest players became ill and had to leave the game. Without hesitation, a couple of players went up to coach Alex and suggested that they take a

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  If we were “gradying” him on “integrady”, he’d get an A+. Grady has been playing on Coach Matt’s ’07 Drive team this season and found it difficult to cap and box his soccer bill during skill exercises in practice. Despite the hardship, Grady has been determined to improve his technical skills. “The past three practices, I’ve caught him finishing

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This Fall season marks the launch of our Player Coach Mentorship Program. As a relationship based club, our long-term goal is for some players and Player Coaches to aspire to become coaches and serve their community through soccer in years to come. We’re excited that the Player Coach Program can start that process. Player coach responsibilities are

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