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YSE: 14: Content vs Model, Soccer Club and Academy Development Model Analysis with Mark O sullivan

YSE: 14: Content vs Model, Soccer Club and Academy Development Model Analysis with Mark O sullivan

In YSE 14 we welcome Mark O Sullivan from www.FootBlogBall.wordpress.com.  Mark holds a EUFA A License. Mark recently wrote an article titled “Development Model or The Emperor’s New Clothes“. In the article which you can read here, Mark brought great insight and analysis into the difference between Content vs Model in a soccer club model.Read more about YSE: 14: Content vs Model, Soccer Club and Academy Development Model Analysis with Mark O sullivan[…]

YSE 13: Soccer and Papi Futbol in Argentina with Martin Blanc

YSE 13: Soccer and Papi Futbol in Argentina with Martin Blanc

Papi Futbol in Argentina with Martin Blanc For Episode 13 of the YSE Podcast we had the privilege of speaking to Martin Blanc. Martin is a recent graduate of the prestigious Kalamazoo College, a private school located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he played four years of collegiate soccer. Martin brings us a unique point ofRead more about YSE 13: Soccer and Papi Futbol in Argentina with Martin Blanc[…]

YSE 12: Soccer Coaching Tools, with Chris Gluck, from Posession with Purpose

YSE 12: Soccer Coaching Tools, with Chris Gluck, from Posession with Purpose

In the 12th episode of the Youth Soccer Evolution Podcast, we welcome a very special guest, Christopher Gluck from www.PossessionWithPurpose.com. Chris has a unique soccer journey, which we love here at YSE. He was an American who started a club in England. He started the Burnham Bulldogs, which had about 150 kids before he hadRead more about YSE 12: Soccer Coaching Tools, with Chris Gluck, from Posession with Purpose[…]

YSE11: How to navigate College ID camps and play Division I Soccer, with Elijah Michaels

YSE11: How to navigate College ID camps and play Division I Soccer, with Elijah Michaels

In Episode 11, we had the pleasure of discussing the development of a young goalie, Elijah Michaels, that I first met when he was around 12 years old. The interview was conducted back in May of 2014 when Elijah was still in High School. Today he is at Western Michigan University plying his trade with theRead more about YSE11: How to navigate College ID camps and play Division I Soccer, with Elijah Michaels[…]

YSE10: A Different Kind of Training and Development with Mark Burke, former Aston Villa player

YSE10: A Different Kind of Training and Development with Mark Burke, former Aston Villa player

Mark Burke has been described as “sure of touch, calm of mind, he would lope around in seemingly lackadaisical fashion before offering a cute little pass here or a deft touch there. A man with an eye for ball retention.” He enjoyed a promising career in England with Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Wolves. He soonRead more about YSE10: A Different Kind of Training and Development with Mark Burke, former Aston Villa player[…]

YSE:9: Developing Confident, Creative Soccer players through Positive Coaching with Jason Pratt

YSE:9: Developing Confident, Creative Soccer players through Positive Coaching with Jason Pratt

In episode 9 of the Youth Soccer Evolution Podcast, Jason Pratt from the Positive Coaching Alliance tells us how coaches and parents can develop more confident soccer players through the use of positive coaching. He also gives us a great tool (also known as Filling Emotional Tank) that can be found on his website thatRead more about YSE:9: Developing Confident, Creative Soccer players through Positive Coaching with Jason Pratt[…]

YSE8: Before Total Football and Tiki Taka, there was Jimmy Hogan, with Dermot Dalton

YSE8: Before Total Football and Tiki Taka, there was Jimmy Hogan, with Dermot Dalton

Dermot Dalton, the manager for The Beautiful Game, joins YSE Podcast to share some of his research on Jimmy Hogan. Jimmy Hogan was a critical component in the spread of possession based football throughout Europe, today known as Total Football and Tiki-Taka, among other names. His innovative approach and possession based philosophy impacted many managersRead more about YSE8: Before Total Football and Tiki Taka, there was Jimmy Hogan, with Dermot Dalton[…]

YSE7: Tom Frambach on sacrificing trophies to improve youth soccer player development in New York City

YSE7: Tom Frambach on sacrificing trophies to improve youth soccer player development in New York City

Tom Frambach, General Manager, from Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC) in New York City joins the Youth Soccer Evolution Podcast to discuss how his club is sacrificing trophies at the younger age groups in order to maximize youth soccer player development. Why trophies don’t equal player development and what clubs can do about it. Tom takes usRead more about YSE7: Tom Frambach on sacrificing trophies to improve youth soccer player development in New York City[…]

YSE6: Drew “Ducks” Ducker making the US National Futsal team and Indoor Soccer Champion!

YSE6: Drew “Ducks” Ducker making the US National Futsal team and Indoor Soccer Champion!

In Episode 6 of the Youth Soccer Evolution Podcast, we welcome Drew “Ducks” Ducker. Drew is not only an outstanding soccer player, he’s also a outstanding person. I’ve had the chance to meet Ducks a few times and he’s always a pleasure to be around. Drew took the time to share with us his journeyRead more about YSE6: Drew “Ducks” Ducker making the US National Futsal team and Indoor Soccer Champion![…]