Soccer Advice: Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so

Having played the game for over 30 years, yes I know, I’m getting old, something has become alarmingly obvious. Most player behavior is puzzling to the extent where you’re left scratching your head. Have you ever wondered why some players command respect from their coaches and team mates while others are virtually ignored? Have you ever wondered why some players will consistently carry out instructions of one coach but only grudgingly do what another coach requests? Next time you’re at Continue Reading

Soccer Tip: Whatsoever A Man Soweth, That Also Shall Reap

My title has been taken from the Bible of all places. No, this will not be a religious post, nor will I ever talk about religion on this site. But having said that, I’ve just finished reading it and this post has been inspired from some of my findings. The title of this post simply means you reap what you sow. When I was at university I studied Physics and a man called Sir Isaac Newton created a law that stated, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Aristotle back in the Continue Reading

Soccer Coaching Tips: Make Them An Offer They Can't Refuse

Calling yourself a soccer coach is easy enough. Trying to coach soccer is a different story. Adding your personal touch to a training session is simple enough. Trying to enforce it without pulling your hair out is another story. Do you have a coaching philosophy? Have you put pen to paper and actually developed your coaching philosophy? If you have, fantastic, great start. Are you upholding your coaching philosophy throughout the season? For those of you that asked, “what’s a coaching Continue Reading

Soccer Motivation: Take 100% Responsibility For Your Soccer

Are you guaranteed to become a great soccer player? Are you destined for that elusive contract that guarantees you and your family financial security for the rest of your lives? Young players these days seem to believe that everything will be handed to them on a silver platter. That somehow, somewhere and someone will magically place the contract right under their nose like a gift from God. But get ready for this because you're not going to like it. The real truth and the lesson I'm constantly Continue Reading