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Monitoring Player Use Of Social Media

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Erin Chastain (@ChastainErin) has served as DePaul University Women's Soccer Head Coach since 2007. Earlier, she spent five seasons at national soccer power Santa Clara University as an assistant coach. During her tenure with the Broncos, the program reached the championship game of the 2002 NCAA Championship, the semifinals in 2004 and the quarterfinals in 2005. She also helped the program to West Coast Conference titles in four of her five seasons. Erin also spent time during her first three seasons at Santa Clara working with several youth teams in the Bay Area, including the DeAnza Strykers and the North Valley Tornadoes.

In this video, Erin how and why she and her assistants monitor the social media accounts of their players and prospective recruits. A recruit's accounts gives clues as to whether she will fit into the team culture. Erin's assistant coaches do most of the monitoring of players' accounts, striving to ensure that players do not post anything inappropriate on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagaram and that they are representing the program in keeping with its standards.