Canadian Women’s National Team 0

Canadian Women’s National Team

A quick video put together by a Kwik Goal staff member highlighting the Canadian Women’s National Team.  Canada, a two-time CONCACAF champion, won a confederation silver medal at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in front of record-setting Canadian crowds at BC Place in Vancouver, BC this past January.  Kwik Goal is proud to… Read More »

YMS Mini Kickers – John Greaves 0

YMS Mini Kickers – John Greaves

In this clip, John Greaves, the Director of Coaching for the Yardley Makefield Soccer Club, talks about his Mini Kickers program for children aged four to six.  John explains how by starting the kids at a young age and in a fun yet educational environment, they hope to “light the fire in them” to want… Read More »

Developing Elite Level Players in a Small Club – Jeremy Aven 0

Developing Elite Level Players in a Small Club – Jeremy Aven

As kids lay in bed at night, dreaming of becoming the next Messi, it never crosses their mind to consider where they live. Should it? So many players around the world have a dream to one day make it to the big time. These players sometimes fight despair, poverty, lack of parental support and abysmal… Read More »

Me, My Dad and the Ball – Danielle Fagan 0

Me, My Dad and the Ball – Danielle Fagan

My dad never played soccer.  He taught me how to throw a football with a perfect spiral and also run the route to catch that throw.  He taught me to shoot a jump shot, hook shot, free throw, and a layup.  He taught me how to hit a slap shot and handle a hockey stick. … Read More »

Rich Hartis of Molde FK, Bringing Soccer to the Community 0

Rich Hartis of Molde FK, Bringing Soccer to the Community

Rich Hartis, Kwik Goal’s Technical Director and Molde FK First Team Goalkeeper Coach in Molde, Norway, explains how his club is getting the surrounding communities involved in the sport of soccer.  Every few weeks the club will travel to a various part of the community and hold a coaching session with the first team and… Read More »

Systems for Players…or Players for Systems? – Dr. Tom Martin 0

Systems for Players…or Players for Systems? – Dr. Tom Martin

With all the top level soccer going on right now in Champions League, Euros, promotion/regulation games, MLS….the age old question surfaces again: What is the best and most effective system to play? Do you play a 4-3-3,  4-2-2,  3-5-2,  4-2-3-1,  4-4-1-1,  4-1-4-1 or some other variety?  The answer is not as simple as putting numbers… Read More »

Recruiting: Now and Then – Dean Koski 0

Recruiting: Now and Then – Dean Koski

Over the last 20 years recruiting has changed dramatically.  I remember vividly that during my first several years at Lehigh, there were only a handful of recruiting events to attend and the majority of recruiting was done by phone through contacting high school coaches.  Most prospects were not pressured to make decisions in the junior… Read More »

Tactical Formations – Jurgen Klinsmann 0

Tactical Formations – Jurgen Klinsmann

In this clip of Jurgen Klinsmann being interviewed from USSoccer.com, the Men’s National Team coach explains that he doesn’t have a preferred formation to use but instead says coaches need to structure their tactical formations to fit what is best for their teams.  Klinsmann varies his formations to highlight his players’ chemistry, fitness and strengths. … Read More »

Great Player Ability – Phil Stephenson 0

Great Player Ability – Phil Stephenson

It has never been hard for me to spot a good player. There is an element of ease, a comfort with the ball, a relaxed, almost nonchalant air when doing ridiculously hard things. In my eyes, the essence of this whole star or the fundamental beginnings of greatness, begins with the ability to play on… Read More »

The Power of Planning – John McGlasson 0

The Power of Planning – John McGlasson

Whatever we are doing in life, there are many factors that can alter or change our direction. Our health, fitness and nutrition are no different. Wherever you decide to go on your journey improve your health, lose weight, run a marathon or develop your fitness to play a sport such as football. There are many… Read More »