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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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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Steamboat Soccer Alumni Launch indoor Tournament

Steamboat Futsal Turf - Photo By Joel Reichenberger

Steamboat Soccer Academy Coach and Steamboat Soccer Club Technical Director Hobey Early isn’t letting the snow keep Steamboat away from the world’s game. Earlier this month, SSC installed a brand new indoor futsal soccer turf at the Mountain Village Montessori Charter School. The new turf will allow players of all ages to continue to compete…

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Setting Your Soccer Goals for 2018

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 2018 is essential to improving. As the saying goes “life is a journey, not a destination.”  This is very true in your soccer-playing…

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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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Preparing For Your First Overnight Soccer Camp Experience

Students enjoying Steamboat Soccer Academy

For many of the Steamboat Soccer Academy Residential campers, this will be the first time they will experience a true multiday residential, overnight, camp experience. We want to make sure your child’s first overnight soccer camp is a success, so we have prepared a list of the top 10 things you can do as a…

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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 whatdriveswinning.com has developed a fantastic glossary of performance and moral…

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