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How to "Gegenpress" and Counter-Attack Effectively – Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #64: 12/19/2017

Hi Everyone, In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss the recent UEFA Champions League group match between Liverpool and Spartak Moscow. In this match, Liverpool was able to dominate by pressing high up the pitch and counter-attacking at high speed once they regained possession (the style of play nicknamed "Gegenpressing" [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|For Coaches, Matches|0 Comments

Three Ways Major League Soccer and Toronto FC can Capitalize on their Recent Success to Improve the Performance of the United States and Canadian Men’s National Teams – Part 1

On Saturday, December 9th, in front of a packed crowd at BMO Field, Toronto FC defeated the Seattle Sounders 2-0 to win the 2017 MLS Cup.   Their win was decisive; they dominated the possession, defended well, controlled the rhythm of the game, created more scoring opportunities and capitalized on enough of them to ensure victory. [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|For Coaches, Matches|0 Comments

Coaches – Don’t Make This Mistake When Teaching Kicking Technique

By: Abdullah Zafar Picture this: your team has won a free kick on the edge of the box and your dead ball specialist lines up the perfect shot. You expect the ball in the back of the net but instead it ends up flying high over the crossbar. What's the first thing that comes to [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Fitness, For Coaches, For Parents, Science|0 Comments

KNOWLEDGE – The One and Only MOST Important Quality for Soccer Coaches – Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #63: 12/10/2017

Hi Everyone, In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss the importance of knowledge in coaching. It may seem surprising to some, but there are actually people out there who think that knowledge of the subject matter - in this case, the science of coaching - is not the most important [...]

By | December 10th, 2017|For Coaches, For Parents, Science|0 Comments

Why ALL Canadian Soccer Coaches Should Consider Joining the National Soccer Coaches Association of Canada TODAY! Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #61: 12/4/2018

Hi Everyone, In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss the benefits of Membership in the National Soccer Coaches Association of Canada, among which are: Access to our free journal "The Journal for Soccer Coaches" Free admission to our Coach Education Clinics, which will be presented every month in 2018 Discounted [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Announcements, For Coaches|0 Comments

Coaching Courses Didn't Kill Coaching. Lack of Knowledge Killed Coaching

The trouble with the internet is that it allows anyone to say anything, about anything, regardless of their credibility or expertise. To make matters worse, if somebody says something on the internet that is popular, they are bound to generate a reaction in which others agree with what has been said, regardless of whether what [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Fitness, For Coaches, Science|0 Comments

3 Reasons Why Italy Failed to Qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup; And What We Can Learn From Their Mistakes – Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #61: 11/26/2017

Hi Everyone, In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss the Italian Men's National Team's recent failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, following their 1-0 defeat in a 2-leg Play-Off with Sweden. All three of the reasons I've provided as to why I feel Italy failed to qualify [...]

By | November 25th, 2017|For Coaches, For Parents, Matches|0 Comments

Why Giovinco, Altidore and Co. Were WRONG – Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #60: 11/19/2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ZxEWWRP-0&t=137s Hi Everyone, In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss the recent Major League Soccer (MLS) Eastern Conference Semi-Final 2nd Leg Play-Off match between Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls, which took place on Sunday, November 5th. While Toronto escaped with a 2-1 aggregate victory and thus progressed [...]

By | November 19th, 2017|For Coaches, For Parents, Matches|0 Comments

3 Things Every National Team Needs to STOP Doing to Better Ensure Future World Cup Qualification:

In the past month, Italy (4-time FIFA World Cup champions) Chile (2016 Copa America champions) and the United States (2017 Gold Cup champions) all failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  Each of these three National teams have had a history of regional and international success, and thus the failure of all three [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|For Coaches, For Parents, Matches|2 Comments

Even the BEST Teams Have a Bad Game, So What are YOU Worried About? Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #59: 11/12/2017

Hi Everyone, In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss the recent losses suffered by reigning La Liga and UEFA Champions League Champions, Real Madrid, in both their domestic league (to Girona) and Champions League (to Tottenham Hotspur). What is the lesson that can be learned from these rather surprising losses? [...]

By | November 12th, 2017|For Coaches, For Parents, Matches|0 Comments