Know Thy Keeper
Posted by Tim Mulqueen on Jan. 26, 12:33 p.m.
Coaches must adjust their approach to the individual. Some keepers might need the soft touch to get in the right frame of mind. Others might require a rousing pep talk.
The Beginnings of Barcelona's Superstars
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jan. 25, 12:19 a.m.
The world's three greatest players have a few things in common. Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi all stand barely 5-foot-7 tall. They're teammates at Barcelona and they all came out of the club's youth program.
New leaders aim to boost girls soccer
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jan. 22, 1:35 a.m.
The first ear-piercing wakeup call for U.S. women's soccer came at the 2007 World Cup, where a dazzling Brazil outplayed and routed the USA, 4-0, in semifinals.
Coping with too many games
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jan. 18, 6:53 p.m.
The turf war between youth organizations ensures an endless fountain of championships and the tournament industry has made playing three to four games in one weekend a common part of youth soccer. We asked Dr. Dev K. Mishra what coaches can do to when their teams are faced with game overload. Dr. Mishra, the founder of SidelineSportsDoc.com, is an orthopedic ...
How Refs Add Time During Games
Posted by Randy Vogt on Jan. 11, 6:45 p.m.
A soccer game consists of two equal halves. A professional match has 45-minute halves while other games could have fewer minutes in the half, depending on the competition or age group. The halves are running time. The time begins when the ball is legally put in play on the kickoff by being kicked forward, not when the referee's whistle sounds.