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How to Prevent ACL Injuries

If you look at the core of most ACL injuries, the underlying problems start around puberty. That’s why it’s suggested by many competitive soccer trainers and respected youth soccer directors to enroll your child in Taekwondo, and encourage them to take an entire year off from soccer as they enter puberty.

Economics
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Is Soccer Camp Worth the Money?

Soccer camps are as diverse as youth soccer programs. Some camps are development driven and measure their success through the accomplishments of their players (Cliff McGrath’s Northwest Soccer Camp, MLS Academy Programs, Eurotech Soccer Camps).

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The 10,000 Hour MYTH

10,000 hours of playing soft with 21 other over-fed softies won’t make anyone HUNGER for more – more food, more money or more love. 10,000 hours of training provided to a 12 year old kid who’s driven every day to the gifted program at his school in a luxury car and given all of the love and encouragement necessary to become anything he wants in life isn’t going to produce a top quality professional soccer player.

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The 10,000 Hour MYTH

10,000 hours of playing soft with 21 other over-fed softies won’t make anyone HUNGER for more – more food, more money or more love. 10,000 hours of training provided to a 12 year old kid who’s driven every day to the gifted program at his school in a luxury car and given all of the love and encouragement necessary to become anything he wants in life isn’t going to produce a top quality professional soccer player.

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Game Day Etiquette

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Fastest way to cut watermelon

Watermelon is an incredibly healthy snack for soccer players, but it’s not always the easiest food to manage. Well, thanks to the fine people at Publix, we have a video of the fastest way to cut watermelon – and it can be done in less than 30 seconds (as shown in this video). It’s done by cutting both ends of the watermelon off, and …

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How to Play Goalie / Soccer Goalkeeper

The goalkeeper is the Field General for their team. They are last line of defense and the first line of offense, and are only as good as their defense. Understanding the basic principals of the position will make it easier to stop shots, restart the offense and contribute to your team’s success.

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