Affordable Alternative to Summer Sports Camps

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[…]

Calling All Youth Soccer Clubs in the USA – An Open Letter from USWNT Legend Tiffeny Milbrett

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.

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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[…]

5 Soccer Drills for the Backyard

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, don’t Read more about 5 Soccer Drills for the Backyard[…]

What To Do When Your Private Coaching Session Has Finished

Pretty much all the hard work has been done now. You’ve spent a while preparing the session, planning awesome and personalised drills for your athlete(s).  The session has been delivered in a fun, dynamic, well paced and informative way and now you can reap the rewards! Once the session is finished, you’ll probably get that warm-fuzzy Read more about What To Do When Your Private Coaching Session Has Finished[…]

Has the concept of Play been truly lost in America?

  At school I was always about 5 metres away from a soccer ball.  If I didn’t have one in my bag, then my mates did.  If we weren’t in lessons, we were on the school tennis courts with our bags as goalposts, scuffing up my trainers.  I went through a pair every couple of Read more about Has the concept of Play been truly lost in America?[…]

Be Honest, Are You Organising Or Coaching?

We’ve all been there.  Laid out a few cones.  Told our athletes how the drill works.  And they’re doing it.  They’re focused, they’re enjoying the drill, they hit some good shots and do things successfully.  Parents are looking on at little Johnny because he’s playing so well. Awesome – we’re coaching!  Job done! Well unfortunately Read more about Be Honest, Are You Organising Or Coaching?[…]

Confidence, Anxiety & Over-thinking. How to Add Psychological Training to your Private Coaching

When I first started private coaching, I concentrated very much on the technical aspects of the game.  But, a few months in, I realised I was missing a trick. That is the trick of sport psychology. Here are a few common problems that lots of athletes have problems with and how to combat them during Read more about Confidence, Anxiety & Over-thinking. How to Add Psychological Training to your Private Coaching[…]

6 Steps To Prepare For Your Private Coaching Session

If you haven’t done private coaching before, it can be a bit of a daunting task.  We all get taught how to coach, but we only ever get taught how to coach in a team situation.  No one has ever run a training course for private coaches – what to do before the session; what Read more about 6 Steps To Prepare For Your Private Coaching Session[…]

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