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Nebr as k aSt at eSoc c eri sex c i t edt oi nt r oduc et oal l member s t henewes tpr ogr am i nt heor gani z at i on:TheNebr as k aSt at e Soc c erHal l ofFame! NSSl ook satt hi sasanov er dueoppor t uni t yt or ec ogni z e t hos ewhohav et r ul ymadeal as t i ngi mpac tons oc c eri nNe br as k a.“ Wehav e,asanor gani z at i on,beenar oundf oral mos t 50y ear s .I nt hatt i mewehav es eens omegr eati ndi v i dual s whot r ul yr epr es entwhatwes t andf or .I t ’ saboutt i mewes t ar t t or ec ogni z eandt hankt hos ewhor eal l y‘ doi tr i ght ’ andwho hav ehel pedt obui l dNebr as k as oc c eri nt owhati ti st oday , ands etusupt oc ont i nuet odos of ory ear st oc ome, ”s ai d Cr y s t al Col l i ns ,Di r ec t orofMar k et i ngandEv ent satNebr as k a St at eSoc c er . Thef i r s tof f i c i al i nduc t i onoft heHal l ofFamewi l l happenl at ert hi sy earatt hei naugur al Awar dsGal ai nc onj unc t i onwi t ht heAnnual Gener al Meet i ngi nNov ember . “ Whi l ewehav es omet i me,andar ej us ti nt hebegi nni ngs t agesofget t i ngt hi spl anned,we want edt ol etourmember sk nowt hatt hi si shappeni ng, ”s ay sCol l i ns ,“ Wear ej us tr eal l yex c i t edabouti tandwewantourmember st obeex c i t edaswel l . ” TheNebr as k aSt at eSoc c erHal l ofFamewi l l r ec ogni z ec oac hes ,r ef er ees ,pl ay erandadmi ni s t r at or sf orav ar i et yofac hi ev ement si nc l udi ngMer i t ,Out s t andi ngac hi ev ementandt hehi ghes thonor ,t heLi f et i meAc hi ev ementawar d.TheHal l ofFamec ommi t t ee,madeupofmember soft heNSSBoar dofDi r ec t or s ,wi l l t ak enomi nat i onsf or ,andul t i mat el yc hoos e,t hef i r s t r oundofHal l ofFamei nduc t ees . St ayt unedt ot heNebr as k aSt at eSoc c erwebs i t ef ort heof f i c i al Hal l ofFamepol i c i esand nomi nat i onc r i t er i a,aswel l asnomi nat i onf or msi fy ouhav es omeoney out hi nks houl dbe c ons i der ed!


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Coaches o t ht hei nt r oduc t i onoft heNebr as k aSt at eSoc c erHal l ofFame,I ’ v e r Wi beent hi nk i ngaboutwhatmak esac oac ht r ul ys uc c es s f ul ,whatwoul dqual i f y n acoachtobeconsi der edat r ueHal l ofFamer ?Whi l ec oac hoft hey earawar ds ,c hampi o n s h i p s , a n d a c c o l a d e d p l a y e r s a r e t y p i c a l l y a s s o c i a t e d w i t h s u c c e s s f u l c o a c h e s , Ibel i ev e e thebestcoachesaretheoneswhohel pac hi l d/ pl ay erbel i ev ei nt hems el v es . r Bi l l J eanKi ngs ai dt hi s :“ Themos ti mpor t antt hi ng( asac oac h)t hatk i dsandpeopl ewantf r om usi st ok nowy ouc ar eaboutt hem asaper s on.Youdonothav ey ours el f wor t hc onnec t edt o y ours k i l l l ev el . ” Coac hesc omei nal l s hapesandf or ms( i . e.v ol unt eer ,r ook i e,s eas oned,pr of es s i onal ) ,andt he dept hoft hatc oac h’ spl ay i ngandc oac hi ngex per i enc ewi l l v ar yi mmens el y .Howev er ,t her ear e t wof ac t or st hatc ananyc oac hwi t hanyl ev el ofex per i enc eandabi l i t yc anc ont r ol :“ l ov eand pos i t i v er ei nf or c ement . ”-ht t p: / / www. pos i t i v ec oac h. or g/ t hepower of pos i t i v e/ Angel aHuc l es ,af or merUSWNTpl ay erandpr of es s i onal s oc c erpl ay er ,s ai dt hi s :“ Wi t hs omany c hi l dr enpar t i c i pat i ngi ns por t s ,t hev al uabl er ol eoft hec oac hc annotbei gnor ed.Thebes twayt o engageandmot i v at eac hi l dwi t hs por t si s t os howherhowt oenj oyi tandt oj us tl et herpl ay .I fIt houghtaboutev er y t hi ngI neededt odot obec omeapr of es s i onal s oc c erpl ay erwhenIwas8y ear sol d,I don’ tk nowi fi tac t ual l ywoul dhav ehappened.Ther eas onIpl ay eds oc c erand s por t si ngener al ,wasbec aus eIhadf un andenj oy edt hem.Andt her eas ont hatI c ont i nuedt opl ayf orov er25y ear swasbec aus eIhadt hec oac hest ohel pmedi s c ov ert hej oyi nt hegame.-Seemor eher e: Ev er yc oac hhast heoppor t uni t yandt he pr i v i l egeofbei ngapower f ul f or c ef orgood i nac hi l d’ sl i f e.Di f f er entl ev el soft hegame r equi r ev ar i ousc oac hi ngneeds ,butbei ng apos i t i v er ol emodel ,t eac hi ng/ c oac hi ng wi t hapos i t i v emi nds et ,andmak i ngs ur e eac hpl ay erf eel sv al uedr egar dl es soft hei r ont hef i el dc ont r i but i onsmaybet hemos t power f ul i mpac tac oac hc anhav e.Let ’ sal l behal l f amel i k ec oac hesandc oac hwi t h pos i t i v i t yandr emembert hatt hegamei s aboutt hec hi l dr enandt hej oyofs por t .


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