This comes as no surprise to many of you that already ‘get this’ intuitively from having played and watched this
Last Saturday’s Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona game was a perfect example of modern top-level soccer. It had everything – skills, technique, creativity, excellent off-the-ball movement, great defending and goalkeeping, playing out from the back, spacing, pressing, shooting, passion, pace, team work….the list goes on. This is how huge the gap is in our country. This is where we need to be if we want to compete internationally. And to reach this level of soccer sophistication requires a fundamental revamp of how we teach, play, and organize soccer. It starts with our coaching quality, and includes finding a way for our best/better players to avoid college soccer. I’m including here a 12-minute highlights clip, but it doesn’t do the game justice. I strongly encourage you to find a recording of the full game and watch it with your soccer-playing kids. It’s very entertaining and a great learning opportunity.
The launch of U.S. Soccer’s Girls’ Development Academy (GDA) this August is probably the single most discussed topic in girls’
Read the below letter from Ronaldinho and then watch the clip at the end. Enjoy! Dear eight-year-old Ronaldinho, Tomorrow, when
Please leave a comment at the end of this post if you know of any more futsal clubs, leagues, and/or
Some of you might be familiar with the Kleiban brothers already. Brian is a coach at LA Galaxy’s youth academy
Have you ever seen a professional sports team celebrate an opponent during a major competition? This speaks volumes about Falcao’s status
As we head into the fall season, we would like to encourage players, coaches, family members, club officials, and referees
If you’re familiar with my blog then you know how important I think creativity is for player development and that
This is probably one of the most important blog posts I’ve written, triggered by an excellent article in The Guardian
The story continues: tiny Iceland, with roughly one-third the population of San Jose (!), qualified today in dramatic fashion for the knockout stage of the European Championship.
NOBODY expected this. Sit back and enjoy. This is futbol!
If you have any interest in soccer and want to understand the essence of the beautiful game then you ABSOLUTELY have
This headline quote is from Albert Einstein. You probably know by now that I believe in the importance of teaching,
Creativity is used a lot to describe the better soccer players. And many of us probably recognize it when we
Mark Cuban has jumped into futsal here in the United States. And, according to the Dallas Morning News, FC Barcelona,
This is a MUST READ on the single biggest issue in youth player development in our country. I’ve posted about