|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. Read More...
|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. Read More...
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|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. Read More...
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|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. Read More...
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|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. Read More...
|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. Read More...
|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. Read More...
|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. Read More...
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|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...
|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...
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|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 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...
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...
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?|
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. Read More...
|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...
|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?|
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, 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...
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...
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|
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...
|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...