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Youth Soccer: Differences between Development Academy, ECNL and Competitive

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[…]

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Benefits Of Team Coaching & Individual Coaching In Soccer – Tiffeny Milbrett

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[…]

Why Private Training Is Important In Youth Soccer – Brian Haynes

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.   FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinReddittumblr3

How To: Strike A Soccer Ball

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[…]

The Merging Styles of Sneakers and Soccer Cleats / Soccer Boots

As early as 10 years ago, multi-colored soccer boots were still frowned upon by many in the soccer world.  “You better be a player with those cleats on!” would be the standard banter thrown at anyone brave enough to have any color of cleat other than black. 10 years on, and you have to look Read more about The Merging Styles of Sneakers and Soccer Cleats / Soccer Boots[…]

Expensive vs. Cheap Soccer Cleats – What’s the difference?

Are they going to make you a better player? In all honesty, no.  The athletes of the parents that work at StriveFar might disagree. The 10 year old is on Instagram following Footy Headlines, the 14 year old is looking at The18.com  to see what members of Barca are wearing, the common theme is the more Read more about Expensive vs. Cheap Soccer Cleats – What’s the difference?[…]

5 Soccer Drills for the Backyard

Heading All these drills are designed to be done in your backyard, when you have a spare half an hour before dinner or when you’re bored.  They all focus on some sort of ball control and will enable you to be so much more comfortable with the ball.  Just go out for a kick about, Read more about 5 Soccer Drills for the Backyard[…]

Soccer Drills – All you need is a wall and a ball!

Any top class soccer player in the world will probably have had the same best friends as the other top players, when they were growing up.  One best mate is a ball and the other best mate is a wall! The amount of progress that can be made with a wall and a ball is Read more about Soccer Drills – All you need is a wall and a ball![…]

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