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Kid Focused, Coach Driven

Sam Snow

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. The mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.

Last November the Institute held a roundtable on Project Play:
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2013/11/20/aspen-institute-project-play-kid-focused-coach-driven-what-training-needed

Both youth soccer coaches and administrators will benefit from reading the report. Here is the link to the final report from that conference.
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/upload/Kid_Focused_Coach_Driven_Summary_Report.pdf