Posts by johnrode

Breakers Passion

The passion to play. And keep playing. That’s a foundational element of the Breakers. Players should be psyched to go to practice, and happy about the game they just played whether they won or lost. Without passion you run the risk of your player “burning out”. Our goal at Breakers is to ignite your player’s…

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Breakers Determination

All great athletes are determined. There’s simply no other way for them to reach that level of accomplishment. But in the world of 7 to 17 year old athletes, determination on the field (and in life) varies considerably, with a wide mix of innate drive and learned behavior. Kids first arrive on Breakers teams with…

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Breakers Creativity

Do young players feel inspired when parents yell instructions at them from the sidelines? Do players feel more confident when a coach reprimands a young player for making a mistake? An essential tenet of the Breakers philosophy is to inspire creativity in our players. For our very youngest players that means encouraging them to do…

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Multi-sport Athletes

Marin is a hotbed of multi-sport athletes. And here at Breakers we’re fully supportive. The benefits to players bodies, mind and spirit is unmistakeable. Supporting multi-sport athletes is a key element of the Breakers philosophy. There’s no question our Fall season demands a full commitment to your Breakers soccer team. But come Winter and Spring,…

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How Would You Describe Breakers?

As I chat with parents leading up to our upcoming tryouts I’ve had time to really reflect on what Breakers is all about and put it into words. It was surprisingly easy. There is much behind each of the selected words. I encourage you to explore the links behind each. Breakers is a specialized club…

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Breakers Expands Scholarship Program

The Breakers have had a formal scholarship and financial aid program for years. In fact, last year we granted scholarships to 47 players. Our creed is to try and never deny a player the opportunity to play due to financial constraints. This year we are thrilled to introduce a 10% increase in the funds we…

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Breakers Supper Club

At every level of play team cohesion is vital. When teams are familiar and trust one another they perform better on the pitch, play harder for one another, and have more fun. At the professional level players are brought together come from all corners of the world, with different styles of play, and unique personalities.…

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Make Manor Field Great Again!

One of the Breakers key initiatives for the 2018 season is to improve the condition of Manor field. It’s our Make Manor Field Great Again (MMFGA) initiative. Maybe pronounce it Mif-ga? LOL. Like most Marin fields, Manor field gets a lot of use from multiple sports. Compounding that, Manor has a very old sprinkler system.…

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Getting Ready for U8 Breakers

The U8 season with the Ross Valley Breakers is a stepping stone to club soccer. The focus is on having fun, learning fundamental soccer skills, and playing over a longer period of time so players build a stronger foundation that transforms into a passion for the game. A secondary goal is to not stress out…

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