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[…]

Why We Started StriveFar

As is often the case, the idea for StriveFar was born from the frustration of the founders. I was looking for private coaches, to improve my kids speed and running form. Nick was looking to start a coaching business, after having recently moved from Singapore and London, where he played soccer for a professional club Read more about Why We Started StriveFar[…]

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[…]

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[…]

10 Tips for Soccer Parents on the Sidleines

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[…]

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Youth Soccer: Cost, Time, and Love – A Parent’s Perspective

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[…]

How to Encourage Communication in Youth Soccer

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[…]

5 Benefits of Video Analysis Software for Coaching

Technology has ramped up a lot since the introduction of the iPhone, tablets and apps.  We now have easy access to a million things that we couldn’t conceive of just 10 years ago. The use of video analysis software in sports used to be slow, time consuming and expensive.  Now we have it at our Read more about 5 Benefits of Video Analysis Software for Coaching[…]

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