Do You Learn More from Winning or Losing?

Do You Learn More from Winning or Losing Soccer Matches?By Con Boutsianis

Most people I asked this question, “Do You Learn More from Winning or Losing Soccer Matches?” answered losing because they know what they did wrong. When I was asked that same question, I also noted losing, but once I thought about it a little more and listened to other perspectives, I soon realized that there was more to learn from winning than I thought.   … Read more

Which soccer boots should I get?

soccer boots

Over the years, we have seen many different types of soccer boots or cleats in the US. Sometimes, selecting the right pair for yourself can be a little challenging, especially if you’re a parent choosing for your kid. Many questions go through your mind about which pair to buy. The most important one for people is … Read more

My personal letter to you, the Club’s soccer coach

Open letter to soccer coaches by Con Boutsianis

I really wanted to write a letter to all the soccer coaches, mainly those from our community’ Football Clubs.  Firstly, please let me tell you that I am really amazed by your capability to juggle your primary job, family, and coaching commitments all at once. I know it’s not easy.., you must meet the Clubs, parents, and players expectations for something that you are barely get paid for. It is an enormous responsibility to take on with little reward at the end of the day. Most of the time, you must find ways to improve your coaching skills. It requires a lot of time and … Read more

The reason why I don’t watch my students play with their soccer club

Youth soccer club

I barely watch my students play with their soccer club because I am focused on developing their mechanical, technical, and fitness skills individually. Indeed, soccer players committed to my one-on-one program are always the best player or in their teams’ top three players. The reason for this is because, in my personal training sessions, we are always … Read more

My lessons from the Australian Open 2021

Yesterday, it was the first round of the Australian Tennis Open 2021, so I decided to watch one of the world’s best players ever to play in, Rafael Nadal. Although I am a tennis fan, I usually watched the games on the screen, but I wanted to see what separates the best players from the … Read more

How To Become a Professional Footballer

Professional Footballer

Many people want to know what existing pathways there are to become a professional footballer. As we well know, the typical way is to play for your school team, local Club, state team, academy team, national team, go on a soccer tour or go on your own and trial with a team overseas and work … Read more

Changes to the Laws of the Game of Football

Laws of the Game of Football haven’t changed that much over the years. However, there have been some critical adjustments to the Football International rules for the 20/21 season. In my opinion, there are three that have the stood out the most. It’s the Tackle from behind, Pass back to the Goalkeeper and VAR.  Tackle from … Read more

How To Learn Soccer Skills Fast

In today’s world of football (soccer), we are continually trying to instil game strategies and tactics into our player’s heads. The intensity of the games is so high and physically demanding that they require a high level of fitness, technical skills, psychology, and tactical awareness. Everyone can develop an excellent level of strength, technique and … Read more

My Open Letter to Maradona

Maradona, the Legend

Hi Champion, when I woke up this morning, I was shocked to hear that you had passed on. I didn’t want to believe it, but as I scrolled through my social media pages, I soon realised that it was true, the protagonist of my best memories left us way too early. It seems like yesterday.., … Read more