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My son. He’s 10 and he loves soccer. It’s his life, and he’s good at it. Really good. We live in a small town outside of Edmonton and his talents are squandered by a coach who has an ego the size of a whale. Feels that losing 98% of all of your games is part of becoming a better player. He’s on the bench during games to promote “fair play” and she does nothing to improve their game. I’m looking for someone who can tell me the best the leagues or groups to try him out in. It’s hard watching his spirit die, and it kills me knowing we are wasting away with this small town shit.

If anyone knows of a coach who gives a shit, please let me know

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  1. Arcand Dee Arcand Dee says:

    Try him out for eiysa leagues

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  2. Barca Academy the best ⚽️!

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  3. For junior high and high school, I recommend Vimy. http://vimyridge.epsb.ca/programs/soccer/

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  4. Ah yes the everyone participates teams that are absolutely not fair to the people who accel at the sports. I wish you luck. When I coached people used to attack me for playing by skill and hard work, nowadays people seem to feel you shouldn’t have to earn your place anymore.

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    • Sammi Pepin Sammi Pepin says:

      Clinton Clarkson now there are different tiers so you are playing like teams. Its encouraged to try out for extreme if you are a more advanced player. ( or that’s what good coaches should do)

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    • Well it’s great for kids who love the sport. Not every kid who plays is good at everything. Does that mean they should sit on the bench? They may work hard but that does not mean they will excel to a level other kids do. Coach at the level you want.

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    • I played by effort. Same way ive managed. Not everyone’s the same but if I see the effort I will put you in as long as some skills are there. If they just aren’t good they can continue playing rec but maybe they have more applicable skills elsewhere that they would be good at. Not everyone is good at everything, you do a disservice to yourself trying to force yourself to do things you can’t grasp well just to “fit in” or achieve a certain status. How s what you say fair to people who eat sleep and dream the sport? However different leagues is an alright idea. See it’s just a result of having a bleeding heart. My kid failed at that and it made him sad , I should change the world. Instead you should be teaching your kids to relish in failure, all failure means is you’ve learnt something and became better. As humans we have to be allowed to fail. Adversity and anti-fragility create strength. It doesn’t work for everyone and some are special cases but it works for a lot. Are we more for agreeing we have to limit society to its “weakest” (I use that loosely as it’s more differently skilled) and hold that as the standard? Is that what’s called fair holding multiple people back from their potential, so a few feel better? Not everyone’s meant to do everything but everyone’s meant for something. Stop trying to wrap the world in styrofoam failure happens it’s an important part of life.

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    • Again just like in the work world you have to earn your place

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    • I completely understand what you’re saying. You need that standard just to excel in your most proficient qualities.

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    • Clinton Clarkson how does a kid get better if they never get played?

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  5. You can always switch to a different team. Try out EMSA

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  6. There are a ton of soccer clubs around Edmonton and area. Look into that, it’s competitive and play time isn’t based on “fair play time”. There will be try-outs for the club teams (not everyone just makes it). I suggest you get on it because try-outs for outdoor are coming up quickly. Unfortunately the clubs usually hold their tryouts on the same days so it’s difficult to try out for more than one club. Sherwood Park Phoenix has their tryouts coming up shortly but there are a ton of different clubs. Just google club soccer edmonton. Good luck!

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  7. Spruce Grove, Sherwood park and St Albert all have clubs

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  8. Sammi Pepin Sammi Pepin says:

    Sounds like your son is playing community soccer. Fair play is a thing at that level. It’s encouraged to have rotations promoting the same amount of field time. Loosing is part of the game, being at team( winning, loosing and learning the rules together, what pro team doesn’t have that? ) and sportsmanship is key in community soccer. If your son truly is a better player try out for extreme. They are the premier teams in Edmonton. But know this if your player is not living up to potential he may not get as much field time in this league, it’s competitive.
    https://www.edmontonxtremefc.com/tryouts/

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  9. BTB soccer academy is one of the best in the city. Many of their payers have gone on to the whitecaps and it’s also endorsed by Alphonso Davies as he attended there as well.

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  10. EIYSA is club soccer. You can look up the different clubs and see which one is located closest to you to try out!!

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  11. I don’t know how far from Edmonton you are but if you’re close enough you will need to think about commuting. Check your area first there maybe a town/city that has a competitive club; then think about going further out.

    We traveled 3hrs each way 3 times a week for my daughter to play with a competitive team. Well worth the travel.

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  12. http://Www.yegsoccer.com we have a directory of the youth clubs in Edmonton (it will be improved in the future). The teams have zones but can also have a limited number of imports.

    I would say that at the U10 level there is a way to nurture those kids that excel. Since you will be traveling, do your due diligence, ask about the coaches methodology, certifications etc. and to ensure your child not only develops but continued participation in sport his entire life they should be following the guidelines set out here:

    https://www.canadasoccer.com/files/CSA_2009_W2WC_Brochure_EN.pdf

    Hope this helps. If you have any questions DM me.

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  13. Adam, can you share some info.

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  14. I coach a U11 tier 1 Warriors Club team of 2008 born kids. I would love to take a look at your son- tryouts are next week. Feel free to contact me if you would like some more information or have any questions!
    http://www.warriorssoccer.net

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  15. Kc Trojans…. International soccer academy

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  16. There is a huge difference between club and community. Community teams are geared more towards having fun and fair play where as club is geared towards development and competition. And even then not all clubs are equal. Back 10 years ago boys who played for Juventus are going somewhere as were those playing with Drillers. My son played for both. Went to both Provincials and Nationals for their age groups. While every coach has their strengths and weaknesses so do the players and sometimes players and coaches just dont mesh, they outgrow each other and just stagnate. I highly recommend doing your research on teams, players and the club as a whole. Club play by skill, merit and effort it’s not so much about fair play since they learn positions and always have 1st,2nd and 3rd string.

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  17. Ahmad Majed contact this guy

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  18. It’s soccer who cares lol

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