Monthly Archives: September 2011

Single-Digit Soccer: Can youth soccer be an afterschool program?

Like many kids who grew up in Athens, Ga., I’m a child of the Athens YMCA. A couple of days a week, we’d pile over to the Y to practice whichever sport was in season — football in the fall, … Continue reading →...

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Single-Digit Soccer: OK, let’s back up a bit …

It looked so good in my head. In my U8 team’s first scrimmage, they showed some aptitude for spreading the ball around, avoiding the “mob chasing a ball” mentality of U6s and U7s. I really thought we could build on … Continue...

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2012 medal projection update: Archery

SECOND/FINAL UPDATE: July 11 Here’s the original post. Since then, archery has had its World Championships in July 2011, several World Cup events and the world indoor championships in Las Vegas. Check the rankings for another look at the favori...

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Sort-of review: McCarthy/Hunt, “Let’s Get It On”

I should say at the outset that I’ve known Loretta Hunt, who wrote¬†Let’s Get It On with “Big” John McCarthy, for a few years now. I don’t think you can know her without being impressed by her ability to maintain &hellip...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Sharks, minnows and reasonable goals

I’ve been writing about soccer on a steady basis for 12 years and irregularly before that. I’m deeply immersed in the issues of the sport in the USA from the national team through the pro leagues down to the youth … Continue readin...

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Tinkering with the 2012 WPS calendar

Big, big issue here. The World Cup took a lot of players away from WPS for a long time this year, and magicJack owner Dan Borislow was none too pleased. Next year could be even worse. The Olympic final is … Continue reading →...

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