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April 16, 2019

It has become commonplace among many coaches that our youngest players need to master technique before learning tactics.  After all, how can we teach players to switch the point of attack if they can’t even pass or control the ball?

The logic behind this philosophy is m...

January 29, 2019

When I first moved to where I currently live, the first job I had at a youth soccer club began in the spring, and after a few months, the club had their annual tryouts. Over the first few months before the tryout period, I had gotten to know most of the coaching staff...

January 2, 2019

When I was in high school, a teammate on my club team – a center back – was garnering a lot of Division I interest from college coaches around the country. He had all the obvious makings of a great defender: superior size, strength, and speed. As you can imagine, he wa...

August 31, 2017

August 1, 2017 marked the beginning of the mandatory implementation of US Soccer’s Player Development Initiatives, one of which is the “build-out line” at the U9 and U10 age groups. The build-out line is a designated distance to where the opponent (defending team) must...

March 16, 2016

Have you ever heard a coach, player, or parent after a match say “We dominated possession but just couldn’t score?” Have you ever found yourself saying this after a game?

There’s a reason this happens. Especially for those who find themselves saying this on a regular...

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