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DesO – George Fotopoulos 0

DesO – George Fotopoulos

A Champion is often defined as a person who fights, a warrior, to defy or challenge, exceeding all others. Some people think a champion is defined by rings or trophies, but the truth is a champion is defined by the effect they had on their sport and more important the people they touched. I had… Read More »

Developing the Junior Goalkeeper – Tania Singfield 0

Developing the Junior Goalkeeper – Tania Singfield

There’s more to it than just making the save! In my experience, spanning fifteen years as a goalkeeper coach, I am always battling the same issues with goalkeepers ages 12-14; they lack athleticism.  This is something that must start at an early age and continue to be developed throughout the teenage years. Athletic ability is… Read More »

Style of Play – Jurgen Klinsmann Interview 0

Style of Play – Jurgen Klinsmann Interview

In this interview clip from USSoccer.com, Jurgen Klinsmann discusses how a team’s style of play reflects the environment in which they live.  Jurgen also mentions how this evolves from the individual player’s surroundings and by finding out what drives them.  According to the Men’s National Team coach, having a strong foundation, being organized defensively, have… Read More »

Are Parents a Positive or Negative Influence?- Jamie Wright 0

Are Parents a Positive or Negative Influence?- Jamie Wright

For the past 18 months, I have been attending a local leagues central venue for small sided football, each week coming away and having the feeling of disappointment and regret that I hadn’t stopped 6, 7 and 8 year old boys and girls being verbally abused by adults. Due to the Christmas break and a… Read More »

Benefits of Speed & Agility in the Modern Game – George Crampton 0

Benefits of Speed & Agility in the Modern Game – George Crampton

Soccer coaches are always trying to beat opponents, obviously. Recruiting bigger players or playing a particular system is one set of strategies, but a growing trend to improve a team’s performance, regardless of player age, is through a training regime that includes speed and agility workouts. In speaking to pro players and coaches at the… Read More »

New Approach – Jurgen Klinsmann Interview 2012 0

New Approach – Jurgen Klinsmann Interview 2012

In this clip from USSoccer.com, Jurgen Klinsmann is interviewed and talks about building on the foundation left by previous Men’s National Team coaches to improve the National Team program.  Jurgen also discusses the increase of U.S. players in Europe and how European teams are now scouting here in the U.S. (i.e. MLS), compared to ten… Read More »