50 episodes

The Soccer Specialist Podcast is for players, coaches and parents that love soccer and want to see US Soccer improve. We'll talk about big issues like pay to play and getting more kids involved in the game, how coaches and parents can better support players, and strategies, tips and training ideas players can use to reach their potential in the best game in the world.

The Soccer Specialist Podcas‪t‬ The Soccer Specialist

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    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

The Soccer Specialist Podcast is for players, coaches and parents that love soccer and want to see US Soccer improve. We'll talk about big issues like pay to play and getting more kids involved in the game, how coaches and parents can better support players, and strategies, tips and training ideas players can use to reach their potential in the best game in the world.

    How Appreciating the Journey Can Make You a Great Player

    How Appreciating the Journey Can Make You a Great Player

    Apparently this is episode 50 of The Soccer Specialist Podcast.   Time really does fly!  But don't worry, we've got fireworks, a huge cake, and world famous guests.  Okay, well, we don't actually have fireworks, a huge cake or world famous guests.  But it's still an amazing podcast episode filled with goodness.  Your life will be pretty empty if you don't listen to it.


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    • 18 min
    How To Make Training A Habit And How Much You Should Do

    How To Make Training A Habit And How Much You Should Do

    One of the biggest obstacles for most players (and a pet peeve for coaches and parents) is training on their own.  Listen in and learn how much training you should be doing, how to make it easy, and how to turn it into a habit that will help you long past your soccer playing career.  Good times!  And there's an appearance from Carli Lloyd, too!  Well, she doesn't actually speak but I talk about a story she told when I met her.  Enjoy!


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    • 17 min
    Is It Okay To Only Play Soccer If That's The Sport You Love?

    Is It Okay To Only Play Soccer If That's The Sport You Love?

    Touting multi-sport playing as the holy grail of athletics compared to the pure evil of playing one sport seems to be all the rage nowadays.  But is any of it actually true? Let's find out!


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    • 16 min
    Does Winning Matter In Youth Soccer?

    Does Winning Matter In Youth Soccer?

    Development versus winning is an ongoing debate.  Some focus way too much on winning.  Some say it doesn't matter at all and if you're focused on winning with young players you're hurting their development.  But what if it's not that simple.  What if winning does matter?  But what if it's about HOW you win and the message you send when you don't?  It's a fascinating topic and figuring it out is crucial for young players to not only survive youth soccer but thrive, both on and off the pitch.


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    • 16 min
    How To Increase Your Soccer Speed Part 2

    How To Increase Your Soccer Speed Part 2

    In many past episodes I've talked a lot about all the important things you can do as a player that will allow you to be great without being fast.  It's all true.  But it doesn't mean speed isn't important in the sport of soccer.  It is.  The good news is, no matter who you are, you can increase your speed for soccer.  Combine increased speed with all those other skills such as vision, awareness, anticipation, checking your shoulder (and more) and you'll be well on your way to becoming the best player you can be.  Listen in to part 2 on increasing your soccer speed as we dig in to more details on how to make you a faster player.


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    • 18 min
    Winning Losing Development and More!

    Winning Losing Development and More!

    We talk a lot about how winning doesn't matter at the young ages because it's development that's important.  Is that true?  If so, why? And if not, how come?  Can knowing the difference and the context help you become a better player?  Is losing a lot a good thing?  Is winning a lot a good thing? Learn all the secrets of the (soccer) universe inside!


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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Orangenwhite77 ,

Favorite Soccer Podcast

As a coach, I listen to various soccer podcast. This is my favorite. My son and I listen to every episode as it comes out. The bits of knowledge in each podcast are exceptional. I would highly recommend to any coach, player, or parent.

Momofax4 ,

Relevant and relatable

My daughter and I both enjoy the podcasts. Not only do they contain uselfuk and relevant information, Gregg is easy to listen to, has a great sense of humor and phrases his ideas in an easily relatable way. I highly recommend listening whether you’re a parent or a player.

Svetkats ,

Great content

I find this podcast to be a great resource for me as a soccer parent of a very young player. It puts a lot of things in perspective and helps me be a better support system for my son. Also helps me understand what my son is going through and how to help him. Can’t wait for each new episode.

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