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October 7, 2015

There’s a war being waged in the youth sports world – especially in the soccer one. That war is between development and winning. Over the course of time, we have been prioritizing and overly focused on winning in youth sports. It has been discovered that this is harmfu...

October 3, 2015

For some children, playing with their friends on an organized soccer team is a big deal. According to them, it is one of the primary reasons they do it. But is it good for them?

First, let’s discuss why this is so important to kids:
1. It’s fun for them. They like the...

September 29, 2015

Last week, I published a post titled “Is Possession the Anti-Development Model?”
I suggest reading it before continuing.

In that article, the underlying principle was that dribbling is the foundation upon which all else is built. The word “possession” was used almost...

September 28, 2015

When you ask a group of coaches what their least favorite part of coaching youth soccer is, one of the most common answers is “parents.”

Why do coaches find parents to be a burden? In reality, it is probably only a handful of parents, and the majority are great. Howev...

September 21, 2015

Often times, the biggest enemy in youth soccer is, unfortunately, parents.

Before you stop reading this or start calling for my head, please consider the following: The reason that parents are often the enemy is because they should be the number one ally, but, more of...

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