Player Development

The Player Technical “Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.” As a player, can you chip a ball over distance? Redirect a header? Strike a full volley? How many different ways can you change direction while dribbling the ball? Can you trap a ball played to you in the air? All of these skills... Continue Reading →


Decision Making and the Development Process

Decision making is critical in soccer, the best players routinely make the best decisions, find the most innovative solutions, and go through decision-making processes faster than others. There are right and wrong decisions in soccer, and there are gradients of right and wrong decisions. Knowing this is critical to teaching the art of player awareness... Continue Reading →

Tots Program

It was about 5 years ago that I was asked to help out at a Tots session in Alexandria Virginia. My first thought was... “These people are crazy, 2, 3, and 4 year olds can’t play soccer!” My second thought was... “There is no way that this will be any fun.” I was most certainly... Continue Reading →

Season Plans

One of the best ways to plan a quality session is by planning out the entire season. Training sessions are the most critical part of any soccer program, without efficient sessions aligned to tactical goals then the games are just a mess. Training sessions are the most important aspect that our coaches must master. A... Continue Reading →

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