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The Hybrid Program

This Thanksgiving week, the Leavell Up Blog will be focusing on giving thanks to teams, coaches, admins or organizations that are putting our kids first. Do you have a team, organization or coach to nominate? Email me and tell me why they deserve THANKS! The Hybrid Program When Travel and Rec merge to create a “total player… Continue reading The Hybrid Program

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Cracking the Coach Code- Do I really have to play ALL YEAR?!

Cracking the Coach Code: Do I really have to play ALL YEAR?! Oh those rumors! They sure do have a life of their own and who knows where they start? I’ve heard some of the craziest rumors since I began coaching, especially at the high school level. I’ve decided to put the rumors to rest,… Continue reading Cracking the Coach Code- Do I really have to play ALL YEAR?!

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Stickwork Finesse – Lost Art?

I remember watching players like Jen Adams, Amy Appelt, the Gait brothers, and recently, the Thompson brothers...and witnessing the beauty of this game that I love. A game with finesse players on the field is mesmerizing to watch. With all the push to specialize our youth these days, it seems odd that many of these… Continue reading Stickwork Finesse – Lost Art?

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Attack Players Identity Crisis

Im getting old, midlife crisis is setting in, but it's no worse than the identity crisis our attackers are suffering from. Lucky for them, they can fix their's, Im just going to keep aging in denial. 🙂 There's not much debate among midfielders that they are also attack players. Most players who volunteer for middie… Continue reading Attack Players Identity Crisis