Category: News for Parents

When Will Youth Sports Actually Serve the Needs of Youth?

Source: In late February I was traveling and speaking in Sydney and Perth, Australia, working for a variety of sports organizations including the Football (Soccer) Federation of Australia, Football New South Wales, the Western Australia Department of Sports and Recreation, and the WA Aussie Rules Football Committee. While on site, I got to visit…
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Everyone is invited to the DUFC BBQ!

We would like to invite all of our existing families as a thank you for continuing to support our club as we continue to grow and a welcome to any new families joining our organization. March 11th, 1:00-3:00pm, Renfrew Community Association, Main Upper Hall In-Person registration will be available activities for the kids including a…
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Outdoor 2018 Tryouts

Below are the date and times for tryouts. SHIN PADS ARE REQUIRED! DO NOT wear outdoor cleats to these events PLEASE ARRIVE 20 min early so we can assign pinnies Thursday March 22th Higher Level 6 to 7 – U9 Boys, U9 Girls, U11 girls 7 to 8 – U11 Boys Skills 8 to 9…
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2018 Outdoor Registration is now open

2018 outdoor soccer online registration is now open.  For more information please visit the “Outdoor Registration” page. If you have friends or family looking for a place to register direct them to

Changes to league structure

This coming season CMSA has made some changes to their age group structure. There will no longer be U12-18 it will be changed to U13-19 using odd age groupings. For Example, this means that the birth years 2006/2005 will be playing U13 which will be full field as was U14 and so on. For those…
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Outdoor 2018 In-Person Registration

March 11th 2018 1-3pm at Upper hall at Renfrew Community Association 811 Redford Road NE – We now accept credit card payments in person using a Square Up swiper We will be having hot dogs, chips and drinks for everyone and have some activities for the kids in half of the gym including a bouncy…
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Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports

Source:   Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s Director of Youth Hockey Development, was not looking forward to opening his email in January 2009. He knew it was going to be full of angry posts. He knew he and his colleagues at USA Hockey would be accused of destroying the game and taking the toughness out…
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2018 Outdoor Registration opens February 1st

Registration for the upcoming 2018 outdoor season will open online on February 1st!

Take a Stand Against Bullying – Become an Upstander

source:   Bullying Bystanders Become Upstanders Many of us have been bystanders in difficult situations where we are uncertain of what action to take to help improve the outcome of a certain scenario. And while it is common to feel this way, there are steps you can take to create change. Especially when it…
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The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes

Source:   Coaches, imagine if there was a way to gain insight, understanding, and connection with your athletes by asking a simple question? There is. let me explain how. A few years back, I coached a talented, yet underperforming sixteen-year-old girl I will call Maddy. She was incredibly inconsistent in her play and often…
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