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Shel Brodsgaard
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Soccer Coach, Consultant, Former Professional Soccer Goalkeeper and Former Canadian Soccer Association National Teams Goalkeeper Coach
Soccer Coach, Consultant, Former Professional Soccer Goalkeeper and Former Canadian Soccer Association National Teams Goalkeeper Coach

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Russian Bathhouse
One of the final events I attended in my Canadian National Teams Goalkeeper Coach was the 2006 FIFA U20 World Youth Championships held in Russia. I had already experienced the 2000 U19 World Youth Championships in Canada and the 2004 World Youth Championshi...
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The Voice
Each fall we start watching "The Voice." In fact this past year we came to realize that we have been enjoying the show for a total of eleven seasons. It it a weekly ritual for Paola and myself to watch the episodes the day after the televised version on the...
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Circle of Life
Several weeks ago I was taking the ferry to Powell River in order to run training for the 18 players based there who play for the VIPL Riptide. It was on the ferry that I came to realize how lucky I am to be travelling to the same community I have been visi...
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“Welcome to Canada, eh you hoser!”
I had the priviledge of seeing the 2016 MLS Cup Final
between TFC and the Seattle Sounders live at BMO Stadium on Saturday, December
10, 2016. The game kicked off at 8 pm eastern, the temperature was a balmy -2
and the stadium atmosphere was electric. The f...
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Note to Self
I left the National Team Program in 2006 amidst preparations for the 2007 Olympics in China. I had spent 6-years of my life traveling all over the world with the Canadian Soccer Association as the National Teams Goalkeeper Coach and have always wondered whe...
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PROGRESS
This past spring we ventured to Spain for a 10-day tour with one of our local boys teams aged U16. They were a relatively successful local team, making it to the A-Cup Provincials two years in a row, all the while training twice each week as a team for 6-7 ...
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"Brodsgaard, Brodsgaard, Brodsgaard!"
We were playing against the Vancouver 86ers in Swanguard Stadium located in Burnaby. They had a direct free kick from 20 meters out, towards the right hand side of the goal if you were taking the shot, or towards my left (from the goalkeeper's angle). Dale ...
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My First Professional Contract
You know, I still remember the day the phone call came through. We Were sitting upstairs as a family in the tv room in our house in Victoria, I was 15.  "Hello Shel, this is the General Manager of the Edmonton Brickmen in the Canadian Soccer League and I wo...
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Cindy Lauper "Time After Time" FIFA 2003 Wormen's World Cup Pre-Game Columbus, Ohio
One of my Junior High School highlight's was playing the drums in an airband with a few friends to "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cindi Lauper. Who would have known that experience would have made such an impact so many years later. Of course, I have always...
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