Author Mike

Mike Slatton is a 2nd generation American youth soccer coach since 1984, and the son of one of the nation’s first female licensed youth soccer coaches (Anita Slatton, 1978). He’s also a professional soccer scout, a player since 1977, and the father of three adult and teenage children who all play or have played the game.

“My job as a youth soccer coach is to develop detail oriented problem solvers who can react quickly under pressure.

This relates to life – not just soccer.”

Athlete Performance Chemistry in youth soccer
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For the overwhelming majority of American youth soccer players, the sport of soccer is a social endeavor.  The kids don’t look at soccer as a way out of the ghetto.  These kids aren’t from the ghetto.  Most American soccer players come from middle and upper middle class backgrounds;  They’re in the gifted programs at school, they eat out three evenings a week and the only thing they worry about is when they’ll get their braces off.  They have college educated parents who have worked very hard to ensure that they get every opportunity available to be successful in this country.

Economics
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The highest paying athletic team in the world is FC Barcelona and has an average salary of $8,680,569 a year, with each player earning about $166,934 a WEEK! Second in line is AC Milan, from Italian professional league Serie A. It’s interesting to note that the New York Yankees and AC Milan have nearly identical payrolls, but the AC Milan players have higher individual salaries than the Yankees players.

Health Cristiano Ronaldo has no tattos because...
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In many countries, including Portugal and the United States, a new tattoo can affect how often a person donates blood, with a waiting period between six months and a few years implemented as a precaution against cross-contamination and diseases, like hepatitis.

Health Body Armor Sports Drink Review
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In reality, a minute (that’s maɪˈnjuːt) percentage of people need all of that sugar in one drink, and few people can even burn up all of those empty calories. You’d HAVE to be a very active athlete to justify drinking any kind of “sports drink“, because you’re drinking 140 calories that are going right into storage (turning into fat) if you’re not.

Mike Slatton's Blog USA soccer fan
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The game was close and it looked like we would lose and possibly be eliminated from the competition. It was tense, and everyone was quiet as time rapidly ticked away.

In the 89th minute however, my 5 year old son, Jonah (who’s still quite a cheerleader) began chanting “USA… USA… USA

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