Setting Your Soccer Goals for 2024

Goalkeeper Training

Setting goals can be an overwhelming process to start. There are many different directions on how and why to set goals. Whatever your current stage as a soccer athlete setting new goals for 2024 is essential to improving. As the saying goes “Life is a journey, not a destination.” This is very true in your…

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6-vs-6 Tournament

SSA 6-vs-6 Tournament under lights at Ski Town Fields

Steamboat Soccer Academy has offered a unique soccer camp experience for thousands of participants over the years. Through our daily sessions, we create opportunities for players to gain new skills and understanding of the game of soccer. Each evening, we bring our players together for small sided games to apply the skills they have learned…

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Preparing and training for spring soccer

Spring Soccer Training

Spring soccer season is just around the corner and you want to make it your mission to be the most prepared player on your team. That preparation begins now! A big part of the preparation is physical conditioning, but that is only one piece. Honing in on a strong soccer mentality and developing your personal…

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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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Top 5 Reasons for a High School player to Attend a Summer Soccer Camp

Steamboat soccer Camp

Why should all teenagers look to attend a summer Soccer Camp? Do you play club, academy, high school? Can you benefit from working with different coaches, players and support staff? Here at Steamboat Soccer Academy, we have come up with 5 reasons attending a summer soccer camp, like SSA, will help to make you a…

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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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Summer Soccer Camp Considerations

Player Soccer Development Camps vs College ID Camps

As the Steamboat Soccer Club and Steamboat Soccer Academy Director for over 25 years, I believe it is fair to say that I have a fair knowledge of the benefits of attending summer soccer camps and what to consider when researching potential camps to attend. What is the value of attending a soccer camp? Players…

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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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Preseason Preparation for Spring Soccer

Preseason Traing

Make it your mission this winter to be the most prepared soccer player in your league this spring! That preparation begins eight weeks prior to the official start of your soccer season. A big part of personal preparation is conditioning, but that is only one piece. Can you, as a soccer player, hone in on…

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Winter Soccer Training Part 2

Soccer Ball on field

In the winter many teams have a lighter schedule or take time off. This puts the responsibility on you to stay fit and spend time with the ball and continue your winter soccer training. How can you do this without your team and your coaches? Well, this is a great opportunity to take your path…

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