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February 5, 2019

There is a relatively famous picture of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez sitting back, relaxing, and watching their kids play soccer. You can see the image below:

The caption accompanying this image is often something like “Here are two of the best players in the world not...

April 12, 2016

In today’s youth soccer world, we see and hear a lot about coddled children and how adults don’t allow kids to learn tough but necessary life lessons. One of the most common examples is giving free trophies to players simply for registering. Another frequent situation...

March 30, 2016

“Losing team has to do ten pushups!”


We hear this all the time on the practice field. “Pushups” is often substituted by sprints, crunches, burpees, etc. There’s something seriously wrong with this.

Why is fitness being used as a consequence for losing? Why are exercis...

March 9, 2016

In case you haven’t heard the statistic, 70% of kids in the US drop out of youth sports by the age of 13. The primary reason for this is that they “burn out.” In other words, they don’t find it fun anymore.

What causes burn out? Many people would say it is playing too...

February 16, 2016

Much has been said about the trophy situation in youth soccer. There are many organizations out there that provide trophies or medals for every single participant. Sometimes it’s only up to a certain age, other times it’s every age group. Then there are those who have...

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