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[…]

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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.   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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Group Sizes – How Important Are They To Player Development?

I used to teach.  I used to teach in an English public school, in a low-income inner city school that to say the least, had its ups and downs.  Honestly, I thought I was a pretty good teacher – I used to get high evaluation marks, I had good relationships with the kids, they enjoyed Read more about Group Sizes – How Important Are They To Player Development?[…]

The Secret to Long Term Success in Athletics

There’s an awesome article over at the New York Times about re-thinking exercise as a source of immediate rewards, not a way of possibly achieving some outcome in the future. Many times when we have a rigid goal – do X amount of training, get Y result – we can set ourselves up for failure. We tend Read more about The Secret to Long Term Success in Athletics[…]

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