Soccer Education for the Serious
Ep 282: The Training Formula That Can Help You Create a Competitive Advantage Over Your Opponents.
The key to achieving a significant degree of competency is repetition. Furthermore: The key to making up that technical debt we described in the previous episodes, is repetition. The key to creating a moat, a competitive advantage, over your competition, is repetition. The key to achieving your goals is repetition. But not just any repetition. [...]
Ep 281: How Can We Catch up to the Best Players and Nations in the World?
Technical debt is a concept in software development that reflects the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing an easy (limited) solution now, instead of using a better approach that would take longer. If you choose, you can read the full Wikipedia entry. But in short, the longer you postpone doing things *correctly, the [...]
Ep 280: You Want to Help Your Player Achieve Their Goals, Right? Start Here.
I m sure you ve heard these terms before: Work Ethic Sacrifice Mentality Grit Culture Grind etc Or the saying: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn t work hard. It s just the reality. If you want to get back those 6 pack abs, it s not going to happen by sitting on your ass, eating Cheetos, drinking [...]
Ep 279: A Huge Deficiency in the Suburban American Soccer Player
Across the globe, players of all ages from 7-year-olds to adults benefit from the street game that informal pickup culture the American player lacks. The barrio, as Hispanic/Latino cultures call it, is where strong mentalities, ball skills (of the smooth, not mechanized variety), and the dark arts of the game are forged. This is [...]
Ep 278: American Players Must Improve This Before We Can Contend With the World’s Best.
In this episode, we dive a bit more into Soccer IQ. While the correct decisions are sometimes governed by the current scoreline, run of play, the opposition, time on the clock, etc., what most people fail to realize is the most fundamental guide. The correct decision, by and far, is the one that retains possession. All [...]
Episode 277: Listen to This before You Say a Player Is “Elite”
Just as it s important to discern what is a much-preferred team environment for player development, so is the capacity to discern what an elite player is and isn t. Having a good model for elite allows you to properly calibrate your measuring stick, and consequently be able to better identify, judge, and rank the shortcomings in [...]