Mental Training

Help Your Child Elevate Their Soccer Skills

Coaching Soccer Players on one knee

The new soccer season is here. In every new season, there is an opportunity for every player to establish new habits to have fun, work hard, develop and play to their max. As a parent, you may often feel like only a cheerleader or chauffeur for your player. Here are just a few ways you…

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What does it take to play college soccer? What college coaches say

Girls playing soccer in Regis gear

We asked college coaches what are the most important skills soccer players need to be successful in their prospective programs. Their answers might not be exactly what you would think. What collegiate coaches value in their players is not just performance-based skills, however, life and character skills are equally important. Trevor Wachsman, Associate Head Coach at…

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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 whatdriveswinning.com 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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