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November 11, 2016

This past weekend, some of our coaches attended the EODSA’s Soccer Development Conference for 2016 held at the Louis Riel Dome in Orleans. The Conference offered on-field and presentation-style educational sessions for coaches and match officials. The coaches enjoyed sessions run by Kevin McGreskin, John Moreira, and Bob de Klerk.

The first session, run by McGreskin, focused on player vision and awareness of the field. McGreskin took a simple passing and receiving drill and provided the players with different tasks to complete of increasing levels of difficulty, in an effort to force players to pay attention to their surroundings. McGreskin pointed out that although we as coaches are constantly pointing out to players that they need to have awareness and vision of the field, we often do not provide players with the ability to improve on these skills. Therefore, when asked, a player may be able to identify that they need to be aware of their surroundings, but when put into a game situati...

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