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How to Perfectly Pass a Soccer Ball

Passing is the pulse of soccer. Without it, the sport would be unrecognizable. This article (and accompanying videos) are intended to help coach...

The Right Way To Shoot a Soccer Ball

Nothing beats the thrill of scoring a goal. Sending a screamer past the keeper is one of the most satisfying feelings in sports. It's also essen...

7 Awesome Soccer Foot Skill Drills

The more comfortable young soccer players can get with the ball at their feet, the higher their potential will be. While kids in soccer-crazed coun...

The Secret to Helping Kids Actually Enjoy Speed and Agility Training

When training kids, you'll quickly learn that the session needs to be upbeat and fun if you want to keep them engaged. Kids love to be challenged t...

Study Finds Just 12 Percent of NHL and NCAA Hockey Players Specialized Before Age 12

Early sport specialization does not guarantee future stardom. If anything, it may make eventually reaching an elite level in said sport more diffic...

How to Escape the Travel Team Trap

From the absurdity of ranking tee-ballers to barnstorming teams comprised of 8-year-olds, our youth sports system is broken. Where the goal once wa...

How to Know When Your Child Is Ready to Lift Weights

While scrolling through my Instagram feed recently, I came across a video of a youth athlete performing Barbell Squats with knee valgus, low back flex...

Xbox Puts a Premium on Keeping Young Gamers Safe Online

As more kids flock to online gaming with the meteoric rise of popular games such as "Fortnite" and "Playerunknown's Battlegrounds" joining longtime fa...

'Joysticking' Is Killing Youth Sports

Micromanagement is often cited as the worst trait a manager can have when working with their employees. This is no different with coaching youth sport...

Does Bodyweight Training Count as Strength Training?

Far too often, educated strength and conditioning coaches get caught up in what the hottest books recommend as the do-or-die essentials of exercise. ...

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