4 Things to Expect from E-Hoops

Create inclusion - with simple mindfulness that others might have a different reality from your own. Patti Digh, Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally   Caring Coaches Sunday afternoon around 1:10…

Price of Isolation

The prevalence of children with special health care needs has significantly increased in the last decade. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 14.6 million children in America under the age of 18 have a special health…

Tips for Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

Growing up with a brother with special needs is, for lack of a better term, a unique experience. The best way to explain growing up in a home with special needs is that it is like a roller coaster. You don’t always know what to expect, and…

What E-Soccer Coaches Want Parents To Know

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie J.T. Stepanek I have had the opportunity of being a coach for the E-Soccer program in Alameda county.  I have seen the program not…

"Inclusion in Action" Freeze Frame

Photo: Kids enjoying a drill at USF E-Hoops in April 2016 "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." --Henry Ford  

Training Spotlight - FC Barcelona's "Rondo" Passing Drill

At E-Soccer we often start our sessions with the younger kids in a circle passing drill where the kids say their name or the name of another in the circle before passing. We progress by having them name favorite colors, animals, etc. before…