by Mike Woitalla on Jan 30, 1:18 AM
Coaching clinics, practice vs. game coaching, communicating with a struggling player, and overcoaching are the topics in Part 3 of our interview with Doug Lemov, the author of highly acclaimed school teaching books "Teach Like a Champion" and "Practice Perfect." Lemov has been working with the U.S. Soccer Federation to improve coaching through better teaching.
by Mike Woitalla on Jan 26, 7:47 PM
Doug Lemov, the author of "Teach Like a Champion," one of the best-selling teaching books in the USA, has been working with the U.S. Soccer Federation to improve coaching through better teaching. In Part 2 of our interview with Lemov we asked him for advice how to get a group of chatty, fidgety youngsters to pay attention for a few seconds.
by Mike Woitalla on Jan 24, 12:11 AM
Doug Lemov, the author of "Teach Like a Champion," one of the best-selling teaching books in the USA, as well as "Practice Perfect," also happens to be a soccer aficionado who has been researching soccer coaching techniques.
by Randy Vogt on Jan 23, 12:16 PM
Refereeing has not changed nearly as much as other pursuits since I first took up the whistle in 1978. After all, the rules are very similar to what they were 36 years ago, I still have to run up and down a soccer field and I still have to manage players and coaches. Chances are, what you and I do for a living have changed much more dramatically in the past couple of decades.
by Mike Woitalla on Jan 19, 12:42 PM
The Youth Soccer Insider asked the top picks in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft for memories of their early years -- such as players they admired -- for our latest edition of "When They Were Children."
by Mike Woitalla on Jan 14, 12:24 AM
Soccer America checks in with Director of Scouting Tony Lepore on the state of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, which launched in 2007 and now includes nearly 100 clubs, having added a U-14 division in 2013 to complement its U-16 and U-18 national leagues -- and for insight into how U.S. Soccer has expanded its scouting system to identify talent for the youth national teams.
by Mike Woitalla on Jan 8, 1:00 AM
Since debuting for the USA in 2010, Alex Morgan has 44 goals and 29 assists in 70 games, and she helped the USA to its 2012 Olympic gold medal. We spoke to the 24-year-old Southern California product, who plays for the NWSL's Portland Thorns FC, about life as a pro athlete and celebrity, her youth soccer experience, advice for aspiring players, and the kind of soccer she likes to watch.
by Mike Woitalla on Jan 7, 12:48 AM
The NSCAA has added a remarkable piece to its array of resources by launching a "Gay, Lesbian and Ally" page on its web site.