Preparation the DUSC Way

Many of you are familiar with the I am DUSC book that can be found in the player resource page on the DUSC website. It is a player directed journal that will help prepare players on their journey as they develop, grow and hopefully become the best they can be — both on and off…

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Sporting Behavior the DUSC Way

Good Sports:  As we end our regular season and look ahead, I would like our players and parents to reflect on our non-soccer sporting behaviors. When DUSC started its Soccer For All Committee in January 2020 we had ambitious aims to change the climate of youth soccer and elevate our conduct to a higher level by infusing our culture…

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Teamwork the DUSC Way

Teamwork:  As the Academy season comes to a close it is a good time to reflect on the highlights from 2021/2022 and how we move forward in 2022/2023. Our Parents Night Town Hall zoom this past week addressed this by reporting on the different volunteer committees  that serve the club. In my reflection I thought…

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Resilience the DUSC Way

Mahfouz Soumare

Resilience is this month’s character strength and I realized replaying a story from one of our DUSC alumni would provide the best means of defining this trait we value in our players.  See our post from 2019 about Mahfouz Soumare and the update afterwards. As I thought about the message for ‘Resilience’ – this month’s…

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Commitment the DUSC Way

This month the DUSC Character Strength highlighted is commitment. There are so many positive examples of committed players and coaches at DUSC. However, perhaps our most committed stakeholders are the volunteers in our community. Our Team Parents, committee and board members serve the club every day and stand tall as incredible role models for their children, peers, and our…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month the DUSC Way

The DUSC Character Strength for March is Resilience.  We also celebrate Women’s History Month and it is natural to blend these together to show how the beautiful game has evolved across the globe and here in the United States for girls and women in soccer. According to FIFA, there has been an 85 percent increase…

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Celebrating Black History Month the DUSC Way

Black history month Jackie Robinson Chadwick Boseman

Hello DUSC! Many of you are familiar with the I am DUSC book that can be found in the player resource page on the DUSC website. It is a player directed journal that will help prepare players on their journey as they develop, grow and hopefully become the best they can be — both on…

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