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Guest Article: Coach Mike Greco fills us in on the three ingredients to Player Development.

In my short time working with South Dakota soccer communities, I’ve quickly recognized that there is one major thing that needs to happen if we are going to move the

Brookings to host valuable NSCAA coaching course.

Good coaches are always looking to raise their competency levels and they have a great opportunity in mid-December.  Brookings will host a great NSCAA coaching course December 12th and 13th. 

South Dakota Players in the NCAA Women’s Championships

South Dakota women's soccer

South Dakota soccer will be well represented in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament that kicks off on Friday. Two South Dakota women’s college soccer teams – SDSU and Augie – boast

No. 3 Augie Women face Central Oklahoma in NCAA Central Region Tournament

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Story Courtesy GoAugie.com & BronchoSports.com Photo & Video Courtesy GoAugie.com Related Links:  NCAA Division II Women’s Bracket Live Stats Match Link   INDIANAPOLIS – Augustana women’s soccer earned the third

SDSU Faces Storied UNC in First Round

SDSU Summit League Champions

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info Photo Courtesy Evert Nelson Related Links: SDSU NCAA Tournament Guide NCAA Division I Tournament Bracket Paid Live Video Free Live Stats The South Dakota State women’s soccer team

Guest Article: Coach Mike Greco fills us in on the three ingredients to Player Development.

In my short time working with South Dakota soccer communities, I’ve quickly recognized that there is one major thing that needs to happen if we are going to move the level of the sport, and our players forward. Stop building teams!

Build players instead.

It may be a novel concept, but it’s valid nonetheless. Team training is perhaps the biggest detriment to future success for our soccer kids. It doesn’t provide our kids with enough real player development opportunities. It forces our coaches to focus on the wrong things, pay far too little attention to each player, and make too many performance-based demands without allowable time for a player to actually acquire skill.

If we are going to build skillful players and actually do the work of player development, we need three essential ingredients.

REPETITION

The first essential ingredient is repetition. Players need consistent and continual repetition in order to acquire skill. Not just 10 times or 20 times, but hundreds upon hundreds – even thousands – of repetitions. » Read more..

Brookings to host valuable NSCAA coaching course.

Good coaches are always looking to raise their competency levels and they have a great opportunity in mid-December. 

Brookings will host a great NSCAA coaching course December 12th and 13th.  The registered course title is “Decisions and Application of Technique within Small Sided Games.”  The Friday evening session will run from 6 – 8 p.m. and the Saturday session will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The course is approved and published on the NSCAA site.

Title: Decisions and Application of Technique within Small Sided Games

Link to more info: http://www.nscaa.com/user_images/education/courses/141212-ST-BrookingsSD.pdf

Link to register: http://www.nscaa.com/course-registration/6246

If you have questions, you can email Brock Thompson at brock.thompson@sdstate.edu

South Dakota Players in the NCAA Women’s Championships

South Dakota women's soccer

South Dakota soccer will be well represented in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament that kicks off on Friday. Two South Dakota women’s college soccer teams – SDSU and Augie – boast South Dakota players in impact roles on their respective teams, and both will be making appearances in the NCAA Women’s Championships. So will a handful of South Dakota female standouts who are playing on teams outside the state. Please join us in wishing Jordan, Lexi, Karissa, Karlie, and all of our Soccer605 women and their teams best of luck on their paths to the Women’s College Cup!

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No. 3 Augie Women face Central Oklahoma in NCAA Central Region Tournament

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Story Courtesy GoAugie.com & BronchoSports.com
Photo & Video Courtesy GoAugie.com
Related Links: 
NCAA Division II Women’s Bracket
Live Stats Match Link

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Augustana women’s soccer earned the third seed in the NCAA Central Region Tournament and will face No. 6 seed Central Oklahoma on Friday, November 14th, the NCAA announced on Monday. Augustana is making its first appearance in the NCAA Central Region Tournament since 2008, its only other time in the tournament. Central Oklahoma ends a two-year drought with their appearance in this year’s field of 48 teams.

The Vikings (14-5) will take on the Bronchos (13-4-3) in Warrensburg, Mo. on Friday at 1 p.m. This will be the first time that the two teams have ever faced each other in a match. If Augie women win the contest, they will play No. 2 seed Central Missouri on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. » Read more..

SDSU Faces Storied UNC in First Round

SDSU Summit League Champions
Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Photo Courtesy Evert Nelson
Related Links:
SDSU NCAA Tournament Guide
NCAA Division I Tournament Bracket
Paid Live Video
Free Live Stats

The South Dakota State women’s soccer team travels to Chapel Hill, N.C. Friday to face storied North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 4 p.m. Central Time (3pm Mountain).

About the Jackrabbits

The Jackrabbits clinched their second NCAA Tournament berth by defeating Denver in the Summit League Tournament final Nov. 8. » Read more..