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Soccer Education for the Serious

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Soccer Education for the Serious

    Episode 267: Why You Need to Develop Pattern Recognition and Pattern Matching.

    Episode 267: Why You Need to Develop Pattern Recognition and Pattern Matching.

    In this week s episode, Gary and John continue covering the topic of early talent identification. This is part 2 of this series. You can find part 1 here. In this round, we tackle additional important topics, such as: How to calibrate yourself to see and read the game differently. Why you need to develop pattern [...]

    • 53 min
    Episode 266: Do You Know What “It’s Just a Game” Really Means?

    Episode 266: Do You Know What “It’s Just a Game” Really Means?

    Have you ever found yourself saying the phrase It s just a game ? Well, I know I have. But, over the years, and even more so recently, I ve realized that it s so much more. And today we re going to talk about why that phrase is so prevalent in American soccer and the realities of what sport [...]

    • 23 min
    Episode 265: How to Properly Calibrate Yourself to Identify Talent at Early Ages.

    Episode 265: How to Properly Calibrate Yourself to Identify Talent at Early Ages.

    In this week’s episode, Gary and John begin covering the topic of early talent identification. How can we improve it? Why do so many people get it wrong? What is the gold standard? One very important aspect of this is the language that is used. I don’t mean bad words. I mean the language used [...]

    • 57 min
    Episode 264: You Want Diversity in MLS, and the National Teams? Okay, These Things Must Change.

    Episode 264: You Want Diversity in MLS, and the National Teams? Okay, These Things Must Change.

    As a soccer nation, we have a diversity problem, on and off the field. And in more ways, than you might think. Although we generally seem to be aware that a diversity problem exists, we don t appear to have a good grasp of the root causes, which is likely why we have not made significant [...]

    • 30 min
    Episode 263: Why Would Someone Want to Own an MLS Franchise That “Loses” Money?

    Episode 263: Why Would Someone Want to Own an MLS Franchise That “Loses” Money?

    If MLS owners aren t making money from their franchises, why would they even want to own one? This is a question that has been bouncing around in my head for quite some time. It resurfaced the other day as I was listening to Joe Rogan and Reggie Watts commentate on a video of Robert Kraft, [...]

    • 56 min
    Episode 262: The Costly Effects of Entrusting Your Soccer Education to MLS and Incumbent Media.

    Episode 262: The Costly Effects of Entrusting Your Soccer Education to MLS and Incumbent Media.

    Due to the amount of content and content creators that are out there, it s crucial that American soccer coaches, parents, and fans know that there are levels to interpreting and talking about the game. So, if you want to properly interpret what s happening in the soccer landscape, whatever that means to you, you need to [...]

    • 33 min

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