Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, Part 6
Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, Part 6

Scott Pugh looks at how ways of identifying talent and potential can focus too much on short-term success for the club rather than a player’s long term development.

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, Part 5
Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, Part 5

Scott Pugh continues his look at youth soccer development. Topics include the pitfalls of identifying players with a particular position at too early an age and how adults’ desire for wins can negatively impact playing time.

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, Part 4
Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, Part 4

We all want our kids to play smarter. How can we be smarter as teachers? Scott Pugh continues his look at what we’re doing wrong when it comes to youth soccer development.

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, Part 3
Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, Part 3

Scott Pugh continues his look at youth soccer and says the overemphasis on winning can be detrimental to development.

Youth soccer: We’re doing it wrong, Part 2
Youth Soccer

Youth soccer: We’re doing it wrong, Part 2

Scott Pugh describes how practice trumps talent — and the importance of fun when practicing — in the second part of his series on development in youth soccer.

Youth soccer: We’re doing it wrong, Part 1
Youth Soccer

Youth soccer: We’re doing it wrong, Part 1

Scott Pugh introduces a new series examining some of the issues surrounding youth soccer.

Youth soccer: Keys to a successful season
Youth Soccer

Youth soccer: Keys to a successful season

Using the concept of “The 3 E’s: Education, Effort and Enthusiasm,” coaches, players and parents can have a shared understanding of the three key focus areas that will contribute to an enjoyable season for all participants.

Youth soccer report: Positioned to win?
Youth Soccer

Youth soccer report: Positioned to win?

New youth soccer writer Adam Kaye looks at youth soccer formations and runs down the big local youth tournaments coming up over the next month.