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Get an in-depth look at the methods, strategies and techniques used by a youth soccer coach working full time with youth soccer players of every age and skill level. This includes training plans, team management and planning ideas, full soccer practices, the latest trends in coaching soccer and soccer training, as well as interviews with other coaches and trainers that are on the cutting edge of soccer development.

Get an in-depth look at the methods, strategies and techniques used by a youth soccer coach working full time with youth soccer players of every age and skill level. This includes training plans, team management and planning ideas, full soccer practices, the latest trends in coaching soccer and soccer training, as well as interviews with other coaches and trainers that are on the cutting edge of soccer development.
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Get an in-depth look at the methods, strategies and techniques used by a youth soccer coach working full time with youth soccer players of every age and skill level. This includes training plans, team management and planning ideas, full soccer practices, the latest trends in coaching soccer and soccer training, as well as interviews with other coaches and trainers that are on the cutting edge of soccer development.

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Episodes

#156 Starting Your Season with Structure or Skill?

8/3/2018
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This week has just been insane. Create cards and rosters for our older team and getting the uniforms and coaches meeting organized for the younger teams has been a bigger job than I could ever have imagined. his weekend I have to get the schedule done and then hopefully I can get my life back into...

Duration:00:35:09

#155 US Soccer Roadmaps and Developing a Style of Play

7/27/2018
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If you’re anything like me you when through some serious World Cup withdrawal. I’d been spoiled by being able to watch so much good soccer over the last month that I didn’t know what to do with myself now that it was over. I discovered the Rugby World Cup Sevens last weekend. I would describe it...

Duration:00:45:16

#154 Impressions of the 2018 World Cup Final

7/20/2018
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I want to give you some info that will help explain how I’m going to present episodes in the future. Usually I record on Thursdays but it’s going too hard with my coaching schedule this fall. I’m now going to produce them on Sunday so I’ll have a bit more time to put it together...

Duration:00:27:41

#153 Off Season and Pre Season Conditioning

7/13/2018
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I enjoyed the bit of time off I took over the last couple of weeks. It gave me some extra time to spend with friends and family over the 4th of July holiday. Things are still in full swing with preparations for the recreational season coming up so it wasn’t a complete break but still...

Duration:00:41:49

CSW Extra 8 – Rondo Session Show Notes

6/29/2018
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I wasn’t able to schedule a time to talk with Scott Moody of SoccerFIT about their new soccer conditioning app this week. I decided I would spend my time putting the show notes together for last weeks show on directional rondos. So go back to episode 152 and you’ll find a link to those notes....

Duration:00:01:14

#152 A Rondo Session with Direction

6/22/2018
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I had to take last week off from the podcast because it was our week for tryouts. I’ve described our tryout process in detail in a number of previous podcasts so you can do a search for, “Tryouts” and listen to those episodes if you’re interested in more information on those. At the same time...

Duration:00:36:00

#151 Evaluating Players During Tryouts

6/8/2018
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Well, my 2017/18 season has finally come to an end. The team I had in State Cup lost in the Semi Final. Only one team per age group really ends the season having accomplished its goals and having won the title but looking back I’m very happy with the progress of my team and especially...

Duration:00:30:56

#150 Traveling to Tournaments

6/1/2018
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Last weekend I traveled with three teams to a Memorial Day Soccer tournament in Chicago so I didn’t release a podcast. I talk about the tournament and out of town tournaments in general later in the show. Tonight I had my last practice of the year with the team I have playing Jr. State Cup...

Duration:00:37:46

#149 Providing Useful Feedback

5/18/2018
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I had a huge tournament weekend a week ago. Having four teams in a tournament makes for a busy weekend but it’s the best way for me to give all of my teams a chance to play with the least amount of disruption to our league schedule. This was the last tournament for one of...

Duration:00:35:08

#148 Focus on Technique Before Speed

5/11/2018
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Last weekend I feel like I coached three great game and one awful one. The players weren’t awful, it was me. I have a team that’s playing up an age group and there were promoted to the first division after a very good fall season. The difference between DI and DII is substantial and it’s...

Duration:00:32:37

#147 The Game-Based Approach to Training Sessions

5/4/2018
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We’re finishing up our spring league season in the next couple of weeks. Then there are a couple of tournaments to end the season and we’re back to tryout time again! This is also the time of year I set aside time to complete player evaluations for all of my teams. If you’ve listen to...

Duration:00:42:29

#146 Using ‘Levels’ to Encourage Development

4/27/2018
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I had some good and bad last weekend in terms of weather to play in. One game started at 10:30 am and was miserable. It was hard for the girls to play anything like the way we usually try to. I found myself coaching their effort to fight through the conditions more than anything else. By 1:00...

Duration:00:24:29

#145 Bio-Banding Comes to US Soccer

4/20/2018
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It seems that I’m always talking about the crazy weather we’re having this spring. Last week was our third weekend with snow this spring. I ended up only have one game because of thunderstorms on Friday and bitter cold and snow on Sunday. I helped referee some tournament games on Saturday night. The snow was...

Duration:00:35:04

#144 Starting Practice with a Small-Sided Game

4/13/2018
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I was fortunate to have an opportunity to tour the new US Soccer National Training Center. It’s an amazing facility that was built as a partnership between US Soccer, Sporting Kansas City and Children’s Mercy Hospital. The three entities all have their separate areas build to suit their specific needs but they also share areas...

Duration:00:39:31

#143 The Stages of Goalkeeper Development

4/6/2018
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I only had a couple of games last weekend. One of them was with a team that is playing up an age group. Not only that but they’re playing in the top division against teams a year older. It’s been a great way to expose some weaknesses that we need to work on but it’s...

Duration:00:33:51

#142 Balancing Skill Development with Game Understanding

3/30/2018
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I took a break from the podcast last week but it wasn’t to go on a vacation or take some time off as much as it was to get ready for our Spring Recreational Coaches Meeting. The week was spent pulling together paperwork and uniforms in preparation for the spring season that starts this week....

Duration:00:29:23

#141 How to Become more Involved in Coaching

3/16/2018
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This week is our spring break in this area so we’re missing a lot of players. This has created opportunities for players to guest play with the teams above them and experience a higher level of competition. As a coach I’ve enjoyed watching how players respond to this opportunity. All of the players that guest...

Duration:00:25:22

#140 Dealing with a Poor Performance

3/9/2018
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In the opening of this week’s podcast I describe an incident from one of my games last weekend. It’s a story that’s better heard than read. This week’s question comes from Evan. He’s asking about formations. Evan says, “This high school girls soccer season has just begun where I live, and I coach a local JV...

Duration:00:28:06

#139 The Transition to the Spring Outdoor Season

3/2/2018
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We had our first outdoor tournament last weekend. I like this tournament because it gives my teams three or four quick games before the season starts. The weather was really cold the week before so we weren’t able to train much. Two of my teams didn’t practice at all. I had all four of my teams in the...

Duration:00:32:22

#138 Reviewing My Season Long Plan

2/23/2018
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Last weekend was US Youth Futsal Nationals. I know that talking about ‘National’ tournaments for youth players can sound a little over the top. There weren’t teams from all over the country but there were some great teams from the midwest and east coast. Talking about it as a National tournament is really more of a...

Duration:00:32:03