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Southern California Winter Youth Soccer Camps & College Prep | Alex Morgan, Winter Soccer Camp, San Diego Sockers, San Diego Surf, Rangers SC, Paul Wright, Speed to Burn Holiday Camp, Winter Soccer Camps, San Diego Soccer Camps, Cross & Finish Pre-College Girls Soccer Academy, Paul Caligiuri, Thomas Dooley, Youth Soccer Camps,
Southern California Winter Youth Soccer Camps & College Prep

Youth Soccer: Winter holiday break is a great time for players to brush up on their skills or learn new techniques on the pitch. Here are several top quality soccer camps scheduled for the winter break in the Southern California area.

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The Future of American Soccer Is Focused On The US Development Academy | Soccer News, Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Jermaine Jones, Jurgen Klinsmann, DeAndre Yedlin, Peter Schropp, Kalenga Selemani, US Development Academy, U.S. Soccer Development Academy
The Future of American Soccer Is Focused On The US Development Academy

Soccer News: So what does the future of American soccer really look like? Challenging question accompanied by complex answers. Columnist Darren Weber on the U.S. Soccer Development Academy's new era of young talent.

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Former Soccer Pro Eddie Lewis Opens Toca Training Center in California | Eddie Lewis, Dan Tobias, Soccer Training, Player Development, TOCA™ Training Center, Toca Toca,
Former Soccer Pro Eddie Lewis Opens Toca Training Center in California

Catering to the ever-growing popularity of soccer in America, Southern California native and former World Cup soccer player Eddie Lewis is debuting the first-ever TOCA™ Training Center. A former pro with a 16-year distinguished playing record and a Southern California native, Lewis played with the LA Galaxy, Leeds United, and the US National Team. Lewis also played in two World Cups.

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Coaches of Youth Teams: Be Prepared for Integrating Novice Players | Sam Snow, Youth Soccer Coach, Coaching Ideas, Coaching advice, recreational youth soccer coaching tips, rec soccer,
Coaches of Youth Teams: Be Prepared for Integrating Novice Players

Soccer Advice: Great coaches can do great things with players of all experience levels. Sam Snow, US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Education offers valuable advice and ideas on integrating all youth players successfully.

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Brian McBride on Mental Mindset in Soccer and How To Gain Mental Strength | Brian McBride, U.S. Men's Soccer Team, FIFA World Cup, Fulham, English Premier League, Major League Soccer, MLS, Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire, Allstate Insurance, Good Hands FC
Brian McBride on Mental Mindset in Soccer and How To Gain Mental Strength

Soccer News: Former U.S. Men's National Team striker Brian McBride racked up 30 goals in 96 appearances for the USA, as well as 145 goals in more than 400 professional matches on both sides of the Atlantic. Obviously highly successful, McBride shares how he got through adversity - what he did that helped him gain the mental strength to be so successful.

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Preparing for College with TCTC in San Diego | The Catalyst Training Center, TCTC, Catalyst College Prep Training, Ashley Bennett, Noah Shen, Ornaje VC, DMCV Sharks
Preparing for College with TCTC in San Diego

Youth Soccer News: The Catalyst Training Center has helped hundreds of youth soccer players to improve their performance. This summer TCTC is offering the Catalyst College Preperation Training Membership, with a special discount for SoccerNation readers.

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Ian McClurg on How to Play the 1v1 Way | Ian McClurg, 1v1 Soccer FC, Play the 1v1 Way, UEFA, Wolves FC
Ian McClurg on How to Play the 1v1 Way

Youth Soccer News: UEFA 'A' Licensed coach and 1v1 Soccer FC Technical director Ian McClurg shares his insights into youth player development in his new book Play the 1v1 Way.

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Wayne Rooney Was Coached by Tosh Farrell - What Can Farrell Teach You? | Tony "Tosh" Farrell, Tosh Farrell Soccer Academy, Everton FC, English Premier League, Wayne Rooney, Victor Anichebe, James Vaughan, Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion, Huddersfield Town
Wayne Rooney Was Coached by Tosh Farrell - What Can Farrell Teach You?

Youth Soccer News: Internationally recognized youth coach Tosh Farrell helped to develop Wayne Rooney while at Everton. Now Farrell works with American players in Massachusetts at the Tosh Farrell Soccer Academy.

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Tosh Farrell and one.Soccer Schools Team Up To Develop Youth Soccer Players | Tony "Tosh" Farrell, Tosh Farrell Soccer, Everton FC, one.Soccer Schools, Lloyd Biggs, Jeff Johnson, Wayne Rooney, English Premier League, youth soccer training, player development, EPL coaches,
Tosh Farrell and one.Soccer Schools Team Up To Develop Youth Soccer Players

Youth Soccer News: Internationally-respected youth coach Tony "Tosh" Farrell, who during his years with Everton FC helped to develop such players as Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has partnered with Lloyd Biggs and Jeff Johnson of one.Soccer Schools to bring unique, high-level training to Massachusetts.

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How Do You Train? Advice Expert | Competing successfully under pressure, Soccer News, Youth Soccer Tips, Sports Psychology, Dan Abrahams, Soccer Brain, Soccer Tough, Dan Abrahams Soccer Books, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Messi, Training Habits of Stars,
How Do You Train? Advice Expert

Knowing how you train as a youth soccer player is important. What are your strengths and training habits? Lionel Messi "I’m going to think quicker and better than you. Catch me if you can.” Cristiano Ronaldo, this year's Ballon d’Or star knows all about his own training habits.

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How Goalkeepers Dominate | Dan Gaspar, Ronaldo, Goalie Coaching, goalkeeper coach, Tips for Goalies, Youth Goalkeeper Training, Youth Goalie Tips, Goalie Training, World Cup Coaches, World Cup Goalkeeper coach,
How Goalkeepers Dominate

Gaspar on How Goalkeepers Dominate Ball Possession

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Soccer Tip: Take Great Penalties | Competing successfully under pressure, Soccer News, Youth Soccer Tips, Sports Psychology, Dan Abrahams, Soccer Brain, Soccer Tough, Dan Abrahams Soccer Books,
Soccer Tip: Take Great Penalties

Well what a feast of soccer I had last night. I have to say that the Manchester United V Sunderland match from Old Trafford was a great advertisement as to why soccer remains the number one sport on the planet.

Excitement, raw tension and more twists and turns that the most fantastical of Hollywood plot. Although I must say that the ending to the game was more in tune with a British farce than an American action film.

It was more Ricky Gervais than Vin Diesal.

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Soccer Success Under Pressure | Competing successfully under pressure, Soccer News, Youth Soccer Tips, Sports Psychology, Dan Abrahams, Soccer Brain, Soccer Tough, Dan Abrahams Soccer Books,
Soccer Success Under Pressure

In the English Premier League there is no hiding place. It’s a cauldron of pressure! All across the USA, youth soccer players are preparing for State Cup and National Cup competitions. So how do I help some of the best players in the world pressure proof their game? Here are some great tips for competing successfully under pressure.

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CoachUp Youth Soccer Coaching Tips with Sporting KC's Matt Besler | CoachUp, Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City, coaching tips
CoachUp Youth Soccer Coaching Tips with Sporting KC's Matt Besler

Soccer News on Player Development: CoachUp, a service that matches talented players with high-quality coaches, has developed a series of instructive videos featuring players like Sporting Kansas City's Matt Besler.

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Players' Mental Strength Tips  | Soccer Nutrition, Mental Strength, Geoff Wilson, Irish FA
Players' Mental Strength Tips

Soccer News: Geoff Wilson of the Irish FA discusses tips for good mental strength for soccer players.

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New Research on ACL Injuries | Athletes ACL Injuries, To Choose Rehab or ACL Surgery, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
New Research on ACL Injuries

ACL surgery is not just for professional athletes... With more than 200,000 ACL injuries reported every year, soccer players and their parents are forced into selecting a treatment regimen which may include rehab and recovery, or reconstructive surgery and rehab. With an injury such at an ACL tear, it’s more than just returning to the game, it’s daily living and long term repercussions. A study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery today sheds new light on the value of surgery.

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Mario Mrakovic's San Diego Futsal Clinics Start This Sunday | Mario Mrakovic, Futsal, San Diego Futsal, Futsal Training, Player Development, Youth soccer, San Diego soccer training,
Mario Mrakovic's San Diego Futsal Clinics Start This Sunday
Youth Soccer Training News: Mario Mrakovic's San Diego Futsal Clinics Start Up. Sessions begin Sunday September 8th, 2013. If you love soccer and want to improve - come out for a fun filled session. Read More...
 
Alicia Piz of TCTC on Soccer Fitness | Alicia Piz, The Catalyst Training Center, TCTC
Alicia Piz of TCTC on Soccer Fitness
Youth Soccer News: Alicia Piz, owner and head trainer of The Catalyst Training Center in San Diego, provides some insight on soccer fitness and how to minimize the risks of injuiry on the soccer field. Read More...
 
Alex Morgan Teams Up with FC Blades for Injury Prevention | U.S. Women's National Team, Alex Morgan, FC Blades, FIFA 11+ Warm-up Program, Joe Tutino
Alex Morgan Teams Up with FC Blades for Injury Prevention
Youth Soccer News: U.S. Women's National Team standout Alex Morgan joined members of the FC Blades Club to learn about injury prevention as part of FIFA's 11+ Warm-up Program. Read More...
 
Youth Sports Should Be Fun For All Players | VJ Stanley, Frozen Shorts, playing for fun, youth sports
Youth Sports Should Be Fun For All Players
Youth Soccer News: Over the years youth sports has changed from something kids did for fun to a means to achieve a goal. Whether it is to gain a college scholarship or to make an elite team, Vincent J. Stanley is working to bring the FUN back to youth sports. Read More...
 
NFL Team Doctors Say No to Toradol to Prevent Paint
NFL Team Doctors Say No to Toradol to Prevent Paint
Soccer News: Recommendations by NFL Team Physicians Suggest More Careful Use of Common Pain Reliever in Players. Soccer players should listen too. Read More...
 
TCTC - A Unique Soccer Facility in San Diego | The Catalyst Training Center, Alicia Piz, soccer training
TCTC - A Unique Soccer Facility in San Diego
Soccer News: Just what is it that makes The Catalyst Training Center (TCTC) such a unique facility? Founder Alicia Piz explains how time in the SDSU physical therapy room helped her develop the Catalyst philosophy. Read More...
 
Alicia Piz on Proper Soccer Training for Player Development | Alicia Piz, The Catalyst Training Center, injury deterrence
Alicia Piz on Proper Soccer Training for Player Development
Soccer News: How to try to avoid injury? Alicia Piz founded The Catalyst Training Center in order to help young soccer players be better prepared for the rigors of the game. Read More...
 
Alicia Piz Story - Founder of The Catalyst Training Center in San Diego | Alicia Piz, Injury deterrence, Catalyst Training Center, TCTC, The Catalyst Training Center,
Alicia Piz Story - Founder of The Catalyst Training Center in San Diego
Soccer News: Injuries can ruin a soccer player's career.  ACL tears tore Alicia Piz's soccer career apart, and with determination and a desire to help other players avoid her painfiul path, The Catalyst Training Center was born. Diane Scavuzzo chats with Piz on the catalyst that sparked her soccer-specific training program. Read More...
 
Bo Nielsen on Soccer Training for College Bound Players | Bo Nielsen, JB Soccer, College Soccer Prep Program
Bo Nielsen on Soccer Training for College Bound Players
Youth Soccer News: Bo Nielsen is the Program Director for San Diego Football Academy and runs JB Training with his wife, former U.S. Women's National Team player and current coach of the WPSL San Diego SeaLionsJen Lalor-Nielsen. Read More...
 
College Soccer Training in San Diego by JB Soccer | JB Soccer, Soccer Training
College Soccer Training in San Diego by JB Soccer
College Soccer Prep Program for athletes. Read More...
 
Soccer Training in San Diego by JB Soccer | JB Soccer, Soccer Training
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Speed & Endurance Training For Player Development | Soccer Training, acceleration, Velocity Sports Performance, Tom Cox, Football training, Soccer Training
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Sports Concussion Education for Soccer Players | concussion, Dr. Kelly J. Roush, Sports Concussion and Neck Trauma
Sports Concussion Education for Soccer Players
When it’s no longer safe to play. Certified chiropractic sports physician Dr. Kelly J. Roush new book, Sports Concussion and Neck Trauma Read More...
 
 Cal South Announces Pro+ Soccer Program | Cal South, ODP, Pro+, What is Pro+?, Steve Hoffman, Cal South’s Director of Coaching, Player Development, Johnnie Garza.
Cal South Announces Pro+ Soccer Program
The Next Evolution of Player Identification and Development in Southern California youth soccer. Read More...
 
ECNL/id2 Camp | Elite Clubs National League, ECNL, US Club Soccer, Nike, The Chance, id2 National Training Camp
ECNL/id2 Camp
Youth Soccer News: Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and US Club Soccer have announced that the 2012 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp will be held at Nike World Headquarters, presented by Nike's The Chance. Read More...
 
Concussions: How Do We Protect Our Soccer Players? | Concussion, Korrio, Axon Sports, US Youth Soccer, NSCAA, US Youth Soccer Workshop
Concussions: How Do We Protect Our Soccer Players?
Question: Does contact with the ball accounts for 70 percent of concussions? Answer: While 30% of coaches believe this to be true, collisions are what really cause 70% of concussions. Read More...
 
Experts on Soccer Player Development Give Blue Print for Youth Clubs and Coaches | US Youth Soccer Player Development Model, US Youth Soccer, Soccer Player Development Guidelines,  Coaching information, Coaching education
Experts on Soccer Player Development Give Blue Print for Youth Clubs and Coaches
Youth Soccer News:  US Youth Soccer Player Development Model.  Read More...
 
Concussion Injuries | Korrio, Axon, Youth Soccer, Concussions, US Youth Soccer
Concussion Injuries
Youth Soccer News: US Youth Soccer and Axon Sports bring Affordable Concussion Management to Leagues, Teams, and Clubs. Web-based tool helps medical providers manage concussions; facilitate the safe return of players to the field. Read More...
 
Do Headers Cause Brain Injury? | MRI, brain injury, concussion
Do Headers Cause Brain Injury?

Youth Soccer News: A report presented at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting in November indicates that frequent heading in soccer may cause measureable brain injury.
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Mrakovic Hot Shotz | Mario Mrakovic, San Diego Futsal, San Diego Surf, Grass Roots, Hot Shotz
Mrakovic Hot Shotz
Mario Mrakovic is the Director of San Diego Surf Soccer Grass Roots proragm and the head of San Diego Futsal launches new soccer and futsal program at Del Mar Hot Shotz at the San Diego Fair Grounds. Read More...
 
Bo Nielsen on Developing Players | Great Coaches, Bo Nielsen
Bo Nielsen on Developing Players
Great Coaches on Great Soccer Training. Read More...
 
Stress in Soccer | Justin Carter, PhD
Stress in Soccer
Youth Soccer News: Too much stress can be a problem, but so can too little stress. Read More...
 
Soccer Advice for High School Seniors | Ryan Hopkins, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Tips for Recruiting, College coaches on Soccer, editorschoice, Goalkeepers
Soccer Advice for High School Seniors
College coaches don't want to loose top picks for their soccer teams because of bad grades in senior year. Ryan Hopkins, Goalkeeper Coach from Cal Poly tells SN High School Senior Year-Time to Relax?  Don't Fall into that Trap.  Read More...
 
What is iSoccer? | iSoccer, Scott Leber, Surf Soccer Club, editorschoice
What is iSoccer?
CEO Scott Leber on to Motivate America's Youth Soccer Player and how Technology Helps Motivate by Challenging Players To Do Better. "Know your level today so you can set goals to raise your level tomorrow. Read More...
 
Being a Better Goalie | Ryan Hopkins, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Tips for Recruiting, College coaches on Soccer, editorschoice, Goalkeepers
Being a Better Goalie
Ryan Hopkins, Goalkeeper Coach from Cal Poly tells SN "With the best view of the pitch on the field, a goalkeeper has the responsibility to command and organize his defense as well as make split second decisions that can make or break a game." Read More...
 
Lassiter's Camps | Roy Lassiter, Albion Soccer Club, MLS, Soccer Camps, Youth Soccer, San Diego Soccer
Lassiter's Camps
With Cobi Jones and other famous MLS soccer stars, this San Diego soccer camp develops youth players and makes sure they love every moment of it.  Camp with soccer stars?  Sign me up. Read More...
 
Skill Development: College Preparation Summer Program | Skill Development, College Prep
Skill Development: College Preparation Summer Program
Skill Training: Bo Nielsen asks, "Are you really prepared to do well in the 2011 College soccer season?" It's a critical time for soccer players with hopes of going pro or depending upon scholarships to help offset the high costs of college. Read More...
 
Goalkeeper Tips | Ryan Hopkins, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Tips for Recruiting, College coaches on Soccer, editorschoice
Goalkeeper Tips
Ryan Hopkins, Goalkeeper Coach from Cal Poly tells SN the first thing he looks for when recruiting a goalkeeper  -- their technical ability. Read More...
 
The Catalyst Training Center TCTC opens | Alicia Piz TCTC,, such as custom training sessions, skills camps, college recruitment assistance, and nutrition seminars, Catalyst
The Catalyst Training Center TCTC opens
New soccer training center opens in San Diego.  "My inspiration for the center came from seeing so many soccer friends and athletes suffer from injuries that could have been avoided by proper training programs,” said Alicia Piz, founder of TCTC. Read More...
 
Common Mistakes Soccer Players Make in the Weight Room | Erin Stone Dimry, Velocity Sports, Soccer Skill development, San Diego Soccer, Orange County Soccer, Velocity Training, Soccer Training in San Diego, Soccer Training in OC,
Common Mistakes Soccer Players Make in the Weight Room
This critical time before State Cup can be a great opportunity for skill development and training. Velocity Sport's tips for training. Read More...
 
Pro Select Soccer Training | Pro Select Training, Noah Gins, Albion Soccer Club, Competitve Soccer, Soccer Training
Pro Select Soccer Training
How do soccer players stay in prime shape after Presidio League finishes? This critical time before State Cup can be a great opportunity to for skill development and training. Read More...
 
Soccer Camps | SD Surf, SD Futsal, Mario Mrakovic
Soccer Camps
Indoor Soccer Camps in Del Mar for Thanksgiving and Winter Read More...
 
Skill Development for Soccer Players | Erin Stone Dimry, Velocity Sports, Soccer Skill development, San Diego Soccer, Orange County Soccer, Velocity Training, Soccer Training in San Diego, Soccer Training in OC,
Skill Development for Soccer Players
Develop the right abilities for a soccer. Quick reaction time and a quick first step are the competitive advantage in soccer. Read More...
 
Why Skip? | Skill Development, Velocity Training, Soccer Training, Youth Soccer
Why Skip?
One of the keys to speed and agility is ... Read More...
 
Ladouceur on Developing Soccer Players | Jacques Ladouceur, TVSA Hawks, San Diego Soccer, development, Orange County Soccer
Ladouceur on Developing Soccer Players
Former professional soccer player and  TVSA Hawks coach Jacques Ladouceur shares his view on how to develop better players. Read More...
 
Skill Development | Ken Vick, Skill development, San Diego Soccer, Orange County Soccer
Skill Development
Develop the right strength qualities for a soccer 
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Prevention Tips for ACL Injuries | Letics Sports, Jeff Wadstrom, University of Cincinnati, Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Foundation
Prevention Tips for ACL Injuries
Jeff Wadstrom of Letics Sports gives an overview of ACL injuries as well as some key tips that might help athletes stay injury free. Read More...
 
The New Revolution: Static Stretching | Joe Hippensteel, Ultimate Human Performance, San Diego Soccer, stretching, Orange County soccer
The New Revolution: Static Stretching
Joe Hippensteel explains the important benefits of proper static stretching and warm-up before playing soccer to prevent injury. Read More...
 
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