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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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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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Saturday Success – My Definition

Flow happens when a person’s skills are fully involved in overcoming a challenge that is just about manageable, so it acts as a magnet for learning new skills and increasing challenges.  If challenges are too low, one gets back to flow by increasing them.  If challenges are too great, one can return to the flow… Continue reading Saturday Success – My Definition

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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