The Health Benefits of Bicycle Riding

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Bicycle Riding

Eric Tetler leads as president of Windfield Alloy, Inc., a New Hampshire firm of that pioneered a one-stop recycling approach that encompasses electronics and metals recycling, as well as the refining of precious metals. Eric Tetler enjoys cycling in his free time.

Cycling is a convenient means of transportation that also offers an excellent workout, even at a moderate pace. It is particularly advantageous to those with arthritis, back pain, and weak joints, as the seat supports the majority of the body weight. Cycling is considered low impact and may even help enhance the health of joints. This is due to strengthening of the muscles surrounding the joints, which in turn provides better support for the knees.

An aerobic activity, cycling is particularly effective in helping people lose weight and reduce the chances of heart disease. The bicycle acts as an extension of the body, which expands balance and proprioception. The latter skill is tied to knowing where the body is in space and can decline if not engaged throughout one’s life.


New England Revolution Sign Defender Joshua Smith

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Joshua Smith

With more than 20 years of experience in the metal recycling business, Eric Tetler serves as president of Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire. In his free time, Eric Tetler enjoys supporting the New England Revolution soccer team, which recently announced the signing of defender Joshua Smith.

The New England Revolution signed 6-foot-4 defender Joshua Smith in the fourth round of the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. A native of Fort Polk, Louisiana, Joshua Smith grew up in Germany, where his father was stationed in the U.S. Army. As a teenager, Smith played in the German Bundesliga for Karlsruher SC’s U17 (under 17) and U19 teams, in addition to competing on the United States U17 team.

Smith went on to play for four years at the the University of San Francisco, where he started in 70 of 71 games, scoring five goals and recording three assists. Smith concurrently played in the San Jose Earthquakes Premier Development League (PDL) system over the last three years, and he served as the captain of the Burlington Dragons, the Earthquakes’ U23 partner, for two seasons.

Poised to begin his first official professional season, Smith provides a strong aerial presence and adds depth to the Revolution’s defensive line.

Brad Knighton of the New England Revolution – Stellar 2016 Season

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Brad Knighton

Eric Tetler has led Atkinson, New Hampshire-based Windfield Alloy as president since 1994. Active in his community, Eric Tetler has contributed to local youth soccer teams and donated tickets to New England Revolution soccer games.

In the 2016 season, New England Revolution goalkeeper Brad Knighton finally found much-deserved playtime after serving for years as a backup keeper for several clubs, including the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Philadelphia Union. In 2016, the 31-year-old keeper appeared in the starting lineup for nine consecutive matches, during which he allowed only nine goals.

During the 2016 season, Knighton also won the Major League Soccer (MLS) Save of the Week award on two occasions, and he was named the Revolution’s Santander Man of the Month on three occasions, despite the fact that he played in only 13 league matches.

In recognition of Knighton’s achievements during the 2016 season, his teammates voted him the Players’ Player of the Year.

How to Be More Organized As a Soccer Coach

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Soccer Coaching

Since Eric Tetler took over leadership of Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire, the company grew from 6 employees to 55 employees. Eric Tetler’s role at the company focuses on the growth and development of the business. Away from work obligations, he coaches soccer.

Applying specific organizational tips can allow you to have a more successful coaching experience. Holding a contracting session for the upcoming season should be the first priority. This will ensure that players and parents know what to expect as far as plans for the season. Holding a contracting session gives you the ability to make sure your agenda is filled out, go over the rules and set policies, hand out any necessary paperwork, and ensure new players feel welcome.

In addition, it’s beneficial for you to review strategies, tactics, drills, and new practices. Reading about new techniques will provide insight on approaches to helping your players have a great season.

Youth Coaching Tips

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Youth Coaching

As president of Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire, Eric Tetler is responsible for leading the environmental services firm in working toward the continual improvement of pollution prevention and environmental performance. Outside his professional life, Eric Tetler enjoys coaching soccer.

Youth coaches may want to consider the following points when developing a coaching style.

First, spend a good amount of time thinking about what specific skills you want the players to achieve, and coordinate the necessary drills to develop those skills. Additionally, think about the standards and ethics you expect the players to adhere to, and then communicate them clearly. It’s also important to have a strong mission statement and always be aware of why you got into coaching in the first place.

Praise goes much further than criticism. When working with a player, be sure to highlight the areas in which they are showing progress before touching on the things that need improving. People always respond more favorably when they are praised, and are consequently more likely to work harder for a coach who they feel respects and values them.

Personally demonstrate the skills you want to develop in the players. If you can’t do it yourself, employ an assistant who can. Players need to know that their coaches are equipped to teach them, and one of the best ways to demonstrate this is by showing–not just telling–them how to do the things you are requesting.

The Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.

Eric Tetler began working for Windfield Alloy, Inc., a metals and electronics recycler and precious metals refiner, in 1994. Now the company’s president, he spearheaded its move to Atkinson, New Hampshire, initiated its expansion to include non-ferrous recycling and electronics recycling, and nurtured its growth from 6 to more than 60 employees. Outside of work, Eric Tetler enjoys a wide range of recreational and leisure activities and enthusiastically supports several local youth sports organizations, especially the Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.

Established in 2009, the Inti Soccer Academy provides a rigorous program of soccer training and competition to the underprivileged children of Manchester, New Hampshire. The daily program is open to children between the ages of 6 and 14, and the two summer soccer camps are open to those ages 5 to 17. The children are very diverse with respect to ethnicity and nationality, and the academy has never turned a child away.

Soccer is an easy sport to embrace because it’s universally understood worldwide. Many of the academy’s children first encountered soccer in their native lands, before they emigrated or fled to America. Economically disadvantaged, they’re vulnerable to a range of problems, especially substance abuse, violence, and gang and criminal activity. By filling an important gap in their lives between school and home, the academy helps them avoid some of the threats found in Manchester’s streets.

Unlike many other youth sports organizations, Inti doesn’t charge any fees. Its facilities are located near the neighborhoods where most of its children live, cutting down on the need for transportation, and it enjoys the financial support of numerous individual and corporate sponsors, as well as volunteer help from countless individuals. A tax-exempt public charity under IRS Code 501(c)3, the academy is strong and financially sound. More information on Inti’s programs and activities is available on the group’s website at

Adjusting the 4 4 2 Soccer Formation

Eric Tetler is an avid soccer fan. President of the Windfield Alloy environmental services firm since 1994, Eric Teller spends his time away from work both playing and coaching the sport.

The 4-4-2 formation is arguably the most common set used in modern soccer. In this formation, a team fields four defenders, four midfielders, and two offensive strikers. The set can be adjusted to a 4-5-1 formation for teams that favor a more defensive style of play. In this set, a team fields only one striker, while five midfielders contain an opponent’s scoring opportunities and four defenders support the goalkeeper. Generally, a team assumes this formation when playing an opponent with superior offensive weapons.

On the other hand, by moving a defender to the midfield and a midfielder into scoring position, the 4-4-2 becomes an offense-oriented 3-4-3 formation. With so few players bolstering the goalkeeper on defense, a 3-4-3 set is highly susceptible to counterattacks, and should only be attempted by teams with patient, knowledgeable midfielders.