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The 21st Century Athletic Development Process – Max Stanley

I have known Max Stanley for ten years in various roles including coach, fan, and friend. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching him develop on and off the field into a respected member of the community and outstanding individual. In the spring, I asked Max to answer a few questions about his process in becoming the… Continue reading The 21st Century Athletic Development Process – Max Stanley

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Fixing Soccer in the United States

In the lead up to the United Soccer Coaches Convention taking place in Philadelphia, PA from January 17-21, I contacted one of the leading coaches of youth and high school soccer in the New York area to chat with me about how we can fix our soccer problems in the United States. Steve Mastronardi has had… Continue reading Fixing Soccer in the United States

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Praise the Process of Player Development

Player development and winning when put in the appropriate perspective for a youth athlete have an opportunity to work together to create the desired environment. The outcome for this type of environment is a love for training, player development, having fun, and passion for participation. Unfortunately, this practice which is accepted throughout the world is often… Continue reading Praise the Process of Player Development

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The Search for Meaningful Athletic Competition

Meaningful athletic competitions happen between teams that are closely matched in skill and effort and result in both teams improving because of the contest. Each team is challenged to perform at their best throughout the entire game in order to achieve process success as well as result success. Most of these types of games involve intense… Continue reading The Search for Meaningful Athletic Competition

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Matching Values and Beliefs

Organizations, coaches, and leaders in all walks of life are successful when they form a culture of success. When this development occurs early within the relationship of leader and follower, increased trust and passion for the leader are demonstrated. This knowledge is beneficial for coaches, teachers, and organizations that work with athletes of all ages… Continue reading Matching Values and Beliefs

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Coaching Tips 2 – Miguel Lopez – Coaching Points with Detail

Coach Miguel is back with another Thursday soccer coaching tip.  Coach Miguel has just registered for the NSCAA Premier Diploma and is beyond excited to take this course in January.  It will be a fantastic time for him to continue his growth as a coach and a leader.  For this post, Coach Miguel writes about giving… Continue reading Coaching Tips 2 – Miguel Lopez – Coaching Points with Detail

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Coaching Tips – Miguel Lopez Style

Miguel Lopez is the Hilton Head Academy Director at Storm Soccer Academy.  A young coach in age, he has numerous experiences working with young soccer players between the ages of 5 and 13.  The number of hours he has spent coaching and education he has received at such a young age has created his ability… Continue reading Coaching Tips – Miguel Lopez Style

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Learning Through Mentorship on the Athletic Field

“To reach people no one else is reaching, we must do things no one else is doing.” Craig Groeschel (LifeChurch.tv) Leaders within organizations must realize that in order to be a success, they must build a climate calculated to build potential leaders.  Leaders that surround themselves with other leaders create more success for their organization.… Continue reading Learning Through Mentorship on the Athletic Field

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Youth Soccer Coaches in the United States: Development is a Worthy Process

Youth soccer clubs must be able to teach hired coaches their specific philosophy and curriculum in order to develop players that can eventually perform at the top levels in the manner in accordance with the prescribed developmental methods of the soccer club. At Storm Soccer Academy we play a possession-oriented style focusing on basic possession… Continue reading Youth Soccer Coaches in the United States: Development is a Worthy Process

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Youth Soccer Coaches in the United States: Organizational Structure

Leaders influence followers within all areas of life including business, leisure, and recreational activities. Within the youth soccer world; soccer coaches, directors and organizations provide leadership and the knowledge of how to become a better soccer player. The knowledge, level, and ability of the organization and coach directly influence the passion and skill development of… Continue reading Youth Soccer Coaches in the United States: Organizational Structure