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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[…]

How a Soccer Culture and Environment developed Jazmin Cardoso into a creative soccer player

How a Soccer Culture and Environment developed Jazmin Cardoso into a creative soccer player

In episode 23 I am joined by my incredible and inspirational cousin, Jazmin Cardoso. Jazmin will discuss how the soccer culture and environment around her shaped her development. Jazmin is a gifted soccer player with an infectious smile and personality. During the podcast Jazmin takes us on her journey which began by imulating her olderRead more about How a Soccer Culture and Environment developed Jazmin Cardoso into a creative soccer player[…]

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[…]

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![…]