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Soccer Education for the Serious

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Soccer Education for the Serious

    Ep 278: American Players Must Improve This Before We Can Contend With the World’s Best.

    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 [...]

    • 39 min
    Episode 277: Listen to This before You Say a Player Is “Elite”

    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 [...]

    • 39 min
    Ep 276: The One Training Tool Every Soccer Player Should Be Using

    Ep 276: The One Training Tool Every Soccer Player Should Be Using

    When you re not training with your coach, learning the game from TV, or playing with others Go Find a Wall It is the single greatest tool for developing your technique. Nothing else comes close. Claudio Reyna, one of the few quality players to survive the US Soccer landfill, shares a brief story with us. [...]

    • 34 min
    Ep 275: The Truth and Lies About Possession Soccer

    Ep 275: The Truth and Lies About Possession Soccer

    There is a movement towards possession-based soccer in our country and it s about time. The possession-based game, in one manifestation or another, has dominated global football for decades. But unfortunately, it has taken an extreme interpretation and execution of possession, in Barcelona/Spain, to awaken us in the United States. As a result, the word [...]

    • 34 min
    Ep 274: Introducing the 5 Components of Player Development

    Ep 274: Introducing the 5 Components of Player Development

    You cannot relay solely on playing in a structured club environment to fully develop a player. There is so much that should be happening outside of the club environment, away from the coach, on the players own time that contributes significantly to the development process. In this episode, Gary Kleiban joins me to discuss what [...]

    • 45 min
    Episode 273: Here’s the Unvarnished Truth About American Soccer’s Culture Problem.

    Episode 273: Here’s the Unvarnished Truth About American Soccer’s Culture Problem.

    In American soccer, we have a diversity problem. But it’s not a racial diversity problem, it’s a cultural diversity problem. That’s right. Racial diversity does not equal cultural diversity. The lack of cultural diversity is one of the biggest issues we suffer from, but one of the least talked about. Around the world, every club [...]

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

pawz1200 ,

Great stuff

One of my favorite pods to listen to each week! Look forward to each new one. Helping turn the page in the US landscape!!

El Duque de Barça ,

Surface Talk

3 minutes of training course sales (it’s American soccer after all) and then 15 minutes of platitudes and novel ideas (by US standards). No depth. Very black and white. It’s literally talk, or opinion, about a topic and absolutely no in-depth discussion, followed by a few minutes of bumper music ? Reminds me of SNL skit where host brought up an inflammatory topic and told guests to discuss it amongst themselves.
Street soccer anecdotes, Rec vs competitive, blah blah blah. Superficial. Throwing grenades and walking away

Futbol coach dvb ,

Worth the listen

This is my favorite pod cast to listen to...some things I agree and disagree with but always good conversation and thought provoking!!! From coaching methods, promotion and relocation, coaching education it is well worth a listen. #ckfutbol #coachderrick

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