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 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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Playing Soccer at the College Level by Coach JB Belzer

Playing Soccer in College takes focus and determination. As a rising high school freshman, sophomore, and junior there are many questions regarding the entire soccer college recruiting process.  The process can start with asking several questions of yourself on what you may want from a college education. Regis University Head Coach, and SSA Staff coach, has put…

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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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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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