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Monitoring Team Freshness [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

I was once present at what appeared to be a near-perfect practice. The practice was on Thursday, and the big game was two days later on Saturday. The head coach...... Continue

Encourage Athletes [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Another major role of the coach during competitions is to recognize and praise athletes. According to world-renowned soccer coach Sir Alex...... Continue

Strength and Conditioning: Extends Beyond the Field of Play [ARTICLE]

by Amplified Soccer Athlete on

Most of us know that strength and conditioning can be extremely beneficial when it comes to reaching our fullest potential on the field such as helping us...... Continue

Functional Training for Your Team's Style of Play [ARTICLE]

by Amplified Soccer Athlete on

Theme: (Short / Intermediate Passing) Possession. Warm up - Create as many passes as possible. Opposite line series: Organization: 2 lines...... Continue

Coach Communication Guidelines Self-Assessment [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

1. Messages should be direct. Coaches who are weak on this quality avoid straightforward, direct communication. Their athletes may not know where they stand. These coaches...... Continue

Aiming to end Pay to Play and Play to Win [ARTICLE]

by Soccer America on

The USA is the strongest nation on earth; nobody questions this fact. The USA is a melting pot of races and ethnicities that produces the best overall athletes in the world; nobody questions this fact...... Continue

New SAT Grading Scale Released for NCAA and NAIA Initial Eligibility [ARTICLE]


In the spring of 2016, the SAT rolled out a newly formatted exam. As a result, both the NCAA and NAIA recently released revised SAT minimum score requirements, which...... Continue

Motivating the Modern Athlete [ARTICLE]

by Dr. Marty Durden, Athletic Director - Presbyterian School - Houston, TX on

Today's athlete is different from years past. The much-publicized generation Y student-athletes (1980's-1999) have moved through college. Generation Z is...... Continue

New Rules For U.S. Youth Soccer Leagues Aim to Reduce Concussions [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

One of the hottest topics in sports right now is concussions. As more research is being done, people are finding out how serious a concussion can be, and how often they actually occur. Parents and organizations are stepping up to ensure their...... Continue

Dealing With Downward Spirals [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

During a long, competitive league season, teams can be on an upward spiral, experiencing good achievement and momentum; they can be on a plateau, seeing little progress or decline; or they can be in a downward spiral, dealing with an accumulation...... Continue