Mental Training

10 habits that will earn you more playing time

Female Coach working with player

A challenge that every player will experience, at some point in his or her playing career, is a lack of playing time. Playing time comes down to a player’s abilities, a player’s attitude, a coach’s tactics, and an opponent’s style of play. When it comes to playing time, the best thing a player can do…

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Soccer Player Character Development

Brett Ledbetter

When measuring personal development as a player, we tend to focus on technical areas such as shooting and passing or physical components like speed and strength. Have you ever thought about measuring your athletic character strengths and weakness? What are character skills? Brett Ledbetter from has developed a fantastic glossary of performance and moral…

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CANI: Constant And Neverending Improvement

Every day you get out of bed is a day you have an opportunity to improve. That improvement may be at home with your family relationships, at work with your colleagues, in your studies or on the soccer training pitch. Improvement can come in big changes but usually comes in the form of constant and neverending…

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Brain Centered Soccer Training – CogiTraining Method

“You See with your Brain, Not with your Eyes” – CogiTraining As coaches, just like players, we push ourselves daily to learn, grow and improve our craft. We develop, implement, and try new ideas.  We read, watch, and observe other players, teams and most importantly coaches.  It is a big universe, it is important to…

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The C’s Of Competion

The following set of notes (in beautiful hand penmanship) is from Tony Roberts. The notes are from a past classroom activity that Coach Roberts presented to a group of players at the Cornwall Center of Excellence. Tony is a great friend of Steamboat Soccer as he visits our club every September to work with our competitive…

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