Self-confidence removes fear and doubt and allows the athlete to play loose, aggressive, and most importantly without the fear of failure. There is no question that an athlete’s self-confidence correlates to their performance in practice and games.
The question we have debated around the office is, when is the right time to start training for soccer tryouts and the upcoming season? While a few weeks before the tryouts/seasons is not too late, it is also not ideal. Let’s step back and look at the many areas where your athlete has an opportunity to make improvements:
Finding the right coach for personal training was a very important step in this direction. Sports training is not one and done, but rather a continuous and long-term process. The relationship with a personal coach needs to be and should be approached as long term as well.
Summer is a time for staying up late, sleeping in, and hanging out with friends. This is generally the off-season for most sports. Athletes playing competitive sports and wanting to get better at their sport use the off-season to improve their fundamentals, technique, speed, strength, and agility. The commitment and intended outcomes during the summer Read more about Affordable Alternative to Summer Sports Camps[…]
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I am absolutely dismayed and angered about the utter lack of policies and rules to regulate what is absolutely rampant and wrong in youth soccer regarding clubs tampering with and recruiting players from other clubs during a competitive season.
Your athlete is at the age in their soccer career where they must decide between playing for a DA, ECNL, or Competitive team. What is the best soccer path for your athlete? What are their soccer goals? Play soccer with their friends? Play soccer in college? Become the next Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado ECNL) or Read more about Youth Soccer: Differences between Development Academy, ECNL and Competitive[…]
The StriveFar team had the opportunity to meet with Director of Coaching for The Colorado Storm to discuss the benefits of team and individual coaching in soccer. Tiffeny has an IMPRESSIVE resume and her own Wikipedia Page. Take a minute to watch the video – the video is short but the insight is thoughtful and extremely Read more about Benefits Of Team Coaching & Individual Coaching In Soccer – Tiffeny Milbrett[…]
The StriveFar team had the opportunity connect with Brian Haynes who is the Director of Coaching Boys Division & Academy Director for Colorado Storm. Brian discussed the importance of private soccer training in youth soccer. StriveFar Individual and small group coaching provides athletes the opportunity to improve at their sport and reach their goals. StriveFar makes private Read more about Why Private Training Is Important In Youth Soccer – Brian Haynes[…]
At StriveFar our goal is to inform, enlighten, and to educate. If we can add a bit of humor and levity, BONUS! Here is Coach Nick “Macca” demonstrating the proper way to strike a soccer ball. In these photos Nick is clearly wearing Nike soccer boots but this not a StriveFar endorsement. If you are looking for Read more about How To: Strike A Soccer Ball[…]