Author: John Shiells

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Practices gyms policy

Rules for teams that are practicing at school gyms. Parents: PLEASE do NOT leave your child at the school until you have confirmed that the child’s coach or manager is present in the building. Parents and Coaches: Players and children are NOT to be running around the hallways or ever left unattended in the schools.…
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Support Kidsport: 14th Annual Eric Francis Pizza Pigout

Raising money for Kidsport and You Can Play tickets still available. 14th Annual Eric Francis Pizza Pigout Wednesday October 19th 6pm-8pm at the one & only Cowboys Dance Hall Have you bought your tickets yet!? Now’s the time! Head to the ‘ticket’ page and grab some for your friends, while you’re at it! Through purchasing tickets, gambling with…
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New jerseys have arrived

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new Jerseys sporting the new DUFC logo! Please take good care of these Jerseys as they will be collected at the end of the season and fines will be charged to families for Jerseys not turned in.

Seagulls Fall cup runner up

After defeating SWU in their morning game 2-1, the Seagulls moved onto the 2016 Fall Cup final Sunday night. The game was an intense battle with the first half ending scoreless.  The gulls would get on the board first scoring at the start of the second half taking a 1-0 lead.  Unfortunately with 10 min…
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We are not just coaches, we are life skills teachers.

There is a more important role coaches have that goes above and beyond directing herds of children around a soccer pitch and how to toe hack a ball properly.  As coaches, we are not just here to teach soccer skills but we are also role models, leaders, and teachers of of many other life skills…
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Why Your Player’s Talent Is Irrelevant

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-your-players-talent-irrelevant-todd-beane?trk=prof-post Original Author: Todd Beane   Was Leo Messi born a star? Is talent innate or acquired? While we may find the nature vs. nurture debate interesting it is completely irrelevant to us as coaches. A player will show up for training on day one and that is where we begin. Our day one with…
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Lack of sport participants in northeast Calgary ‘shocking’

Source: Metro By: Jeremy Nolais Metro, Metro Published on Tue Sep 23 2014 Steep costs, a lack of facilities and fewer options for new-to-Canada residents are being cited as among the reasons behind what a new report has labelled as a “distinctive lack” of sport participants in northeast Calgary. A survey of 1,000 households conducted…
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BU16 -IV Eagles win Gold at provincials

Play-off Recap First game we played St. Albert, and won 2-1.  They were a very fast, well-controlled and skilled team. Second game we played the SWU Spurs, the team WE sent to provincials in indoor, because we lost our one and only game of the season by ONE point, against MSB.  If we’d only even tied that…
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