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How the large number of youth soccer clubs impacts youth soccer player development

How the large number of youth soccer clubs impacts youth soccer player development

Today I wanted to examine how the large number of youth soccer clubs negatively impacts player development in the United States. The first issue is that youth soccer clubs hoard players and the best players in an area rarely play together. The second problem is that the best soccer coaches are rarely coaching the bestRead more about How the large number of youth soccer clubs impacts youth soccer player development[…]

How Young Athletes Can Dominate Soccer And Other Areas of Their Life

How Young Athletes Can Dominate Soccer And Other Areas of Their Life

In episode 26 We interview Niyi Sobo, former pro athlete turned coach and motivational speaker. You have to listen to the show to learn how to improve and dominate all areas of your life, including your favorite sport. Maybe you want to dominate soccer… Niyi goes over some strategies that you can do TODAY! toRead more about How Young Athletes Can Dominate Soccer And Other Areas of Their Life[…]

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[…]

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[…]