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At What Age is it Appropriate to be Trained in a Specific Position?

At What Age is it Appropriate to be Trained in a Specific Position?

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This question comes up lot when I speak to youth soccer players’ parents. It is tricky to answer because every situation is different. There are some players who seem to be made for a specific position and others that can be put virtually anywhere on the field and look comfortable.My answer is ...
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At What Age Does a Player Benefit Most from Private Training?

At What Age Does a Player Benefit Most from Private Training?

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Personal training gives anyone a leg up when it comes to development.  In my opinion, personal training is extremely important at a young age because a coach is dealing with a blank canvas.  What I mean by this is that a young player does not have any bad habits yet, and a coach can mold this play ...
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Should my Child be Playing Year Round?

Should my Child be Playing Year Round?

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This is something that many parents don’t really ask themselves.  It isn’t that they make a conscious decision to not have their kids play all year.  It is simply that there aren’t very many options for players who might like to play all year.  In youth sports there are seasons.  By this I ...
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How Long Can a Player be a Multi-Sport Athlete?

How Long Can a Player be a Multi-Sport Athlete?

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This is one of the most common questions that I have been asked over the last few years.  Parents want their child to excel and want to know at what age I stopped playing other sports and focused on soccer.  The answer to this question is much more complex than you might think.    Parents only w ...
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How to Choose Which Club Team is Right for Your Child

How to Choose Which Club Team is Right for Your Child

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One of the most common questions that I have come across while coaching in youth soccer is from parents wondering which club team their child should play for.  This is a very tough question that depends on a number of factors.1. How old is your child?If your child is young (8-12) then you should be ...
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