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July 18, 2019

Unlike most of society, I respect and admire the hell out of skateboarders. In fact, I believe that our young soccer players and coaches have so much to learn from them.

Tony Hawk

For most of us, when we think about prominent skateboarders, Tony Hawk is the first that co...

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...

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 23, 2016

We see and hear it every single weekend on the youth soccer fields: “Come on, ref!” “What are you doing?!” “Are you blind?!” “Call it both ways!” (The last one is my favorite, since it makes no sense at all - referees are not obligated to make an even number of calls f...

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...

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