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.
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[…]
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[…]
Fall Sports are just about ready to get rolling. Your child’s team may be in need of a team mom. Dads… don’t be afraid to volunteer! There are many dads out there that have what it takes. Below I have listed what I believe are the top three skills needed to be an effective team Read more about Do you have what it takes to be a team mom?[…]