Without getting on my soap box to much, I get very annoyed with driving past empty fields and not seeing kids playing on them in pick-up games or even out just having fun and juggling the ball. I am not sure if it is just the area I live in, after all we did get out first snow fall this week, but it frustrates me that when I was a kid growing up back in England I would be out playing every night. Now I understand we have to get the kids to fall in love with the game, and they have a lot on their plates with other activities, but I would like to know how other coaches get their players to do soccer homework or practice on their own time, or even encorage pick-up games. At the club I work at now I have set up a Street Soccer program, which I am hoping will help. Any other ideas are welcomed.