We have another special guest on this week to talk about the tough topic of ongoing player evaluations. Tommy Park is the executive director of the Alexandria (VA) Soccer Association. After years of coaching in the DC area high school and professional ranks, Tommy became the club’s first full-time executive director in 2011 and has […]
In youth travel soccer, blowouts are inevitable. As hard as administrators and coaches try to match teams in tournaments and leagues equally, so games are just lopsided. Or the teams are evenly matched but one just plays better that day and the final score is 8-0. What happens next and how do we deal with […]
Travel soccer players today are pressured into playing the sport year-round. But is it better to take a break and do multiple activities? Or should a player try to hone their craft as much as possible? Spoiler alert – it’s ok to join chess club in the winter instead.