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 journey wich started out on the B team as a young player. He worked hard and his efforts eventually landed on the United States Futsal National team, Orlando Sharks, Nashville Metros, and with the Detroit Ignition, where he won his first professional championship. He shares his success in High School and at the club level, and then the obstacles he had to overcome as a collegiate player. How the positive influences in his life helped him overcome those obstacles. Drew also has a ton of advice for coaches and parents to help with the development of young soccer players, such as the importance of positive coaching at a young age, why futsal is important, and why peaking at a young age may not be ideal. Check out the Chamba website below and spread the word by forwarding the link to your friends and contacts. They have a lot of cool unique clothing and equipment for soccer players. http://www.chambastyle.com/ Check out Duck’s website for tons of resources about Futsal, training and development, his bio, and updates on his Futsal Academy. And some really cool videos made by Ducks himself. drewducker.com This is the article regarding the MISL and PASL merger. I think as soccer continues to grow in the US, the indoor league will grow and professional Futsal will soon make an entrance, only time will tell. http://www.milwaukeewave.com/news/MASL A link to the Detroit Waza Flo professional indoor soccer team, where Drew currently applies his trade. http://www.detroitwaza.com/index.html If you are in the Detroit, MI. area, get your team into East Michigan Futsal league! http://www.usyouthfutsal.com/eastmichiganfutsal/ourleague/index_E.html Check out our affiliates SoccerAthletics.com to Learn How to Improve Your Speed, Power, Strength, Agility, Endurance, Technical Ability, Creativity,
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