The fact is your child’s current relative skill level may not hold up as they move on in their playing career.
Individual technical & skill development are critical for the players’ development. It gives them confidence on the field. Understanding the game, decision-making, and soccer awareness creates a complete player.
It has been very easy to get caught up in the herd mentality and buy into the underlying competitive nature in club sports. Watching this game reminded me why kids play and why parents support their kids playing. In the United States, 21.5 million youth between the ages of 6 to 17 play sports on a regular basis. Youth sports are an important part of each child’s development. Unfortunately 70% of children involved in sports at a young age quit by the age of 13.
Camps have traditionally been an integral part of the summer experience. Kids looking to improve at their sport and build their strength and conditioning now have a better option – Small Group Training.
Unfinished business is a positive spin on the construct of “failure”. True failure occurs only rarely, such as outright giving up. Most times, it is a matter of figuring out what went right (always start with a positive) and what needs to be fixed, and then trying again.
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 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[…]
A few years ago I wrote a post about soccer parents, but at that point, I did not imagine that we would now be one of “those” families, driving to soccer games in different cities, spending the night in hotels, and paying buckets of money to play a sport that many of us just went Read more about 10 Tips for Soccer Parents on the Sidleines[…]
As a parent, we all want the best for our kids when it comes to their participation in and enjoyment of playing sports. When my kids first started playing soccer at the recreational level, it was obviously just for fun and to learn the aspects of the sport. It was with a small local soccer Read more about Youth Soccer: Cost, Time, and Love – A Parent’s Perspective[…]
During my year of soccer coaching in Denver, Colorado I have been startled at how loud and rambunctious a group of players can be off the field, yet as soon as they step over that line onto the pitch, a painful silence pollutes the air. On one side of the pitch, you have the loudest Read more about How to Encourage Communication in Youth Soccer[…]