North Carolina Courage: New Training Game
Thanks to Paul Riley and the rest of the staff at NWSL’s Carolina Courage, I was fortunate enough to see a training game that I had never seen before. It will be added to my training games library immediately as it ticks a number of necessary youth player development boxes.
Mick McDermott Podcast
Listen to this new Just Kickin’ It Podcast from Mick McDermott, international football coach and SoccerSpecific Co-founder!
Challenging Players To Take Individual Responsibility For The Ball
Scott Daiutolo is a coach with West-Mont United Soccer Association in southeastern Pennsylvania, a four-time National Champion with Radnor United’s men’s adult soccer team, played Division I college soccer at…
The vast majority of players & coaches just accept any surface that is relatively flat, stone/dirt free and flat. We just accept a pitch for what it is – a playing surface to facilitate a game, come rain or come shine, mud, snow and sometimes ice. Former Director of Soccer Development for the Maryland State Soccer Association, Graham Ramsay, shares his thoughts.
Some thoughts on why ‘two-footed-ness’ is essential in today’s game.
The Apache Tribe, Whiteriver, Blue Wristbands And Little Miss Small Fry
Anthony Latronica, Co-founder and Vice President of SoccerSpecific, reflects on his recent experience working at the 2017 NativeVision Sports and Lifeskills Camp. Don’t miss this great read!
New Just Kickin’ It podcast with US Soccer Federation Technical Advisor and U14 Boys National Team Head Coach, Clint Peay!
The Acorn League
Graham Ramsay gives his thoughts on an important question: “How can we transform this mass of soccer players in the USA to become a power in every sense of the word?”
Listen to our new Just Kickin’ It podcast with Phil Wheddon, Director and Founder of GK One and the International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference.
Parents Must Play
This past week I did something I have never done before in coaching….I invited the parents of our youth academy (U9/U10) players to come out for a match against their children.
Listen to the new podcast from our friends at Just Kickin’ it featuring our partner, Todd Beane, Founder of TOVO Academy Barcelona. This is a MUST listen!
Heading Against The Wall
A two minute explanation of proper technique followed by 15 minutes of practice on his own was all that was necessary to introduce my son to the concept of heading. While reaching his Day 1 goal of 5 headers against the wall, I saw his confidence grow in a very short period of time.