Are You Giving Up Your Kid’s Soccer Dream?

Con Boutsianis Football- Soccer Development

Hey,   If you are based in Victoria like me or NSW, you might feel that you are going through one of the most challenging times that in your life. I know it’s not easy, but we all have the responsibility to support our younger ones and motivate them to pursue their dreams.   Certainly, someday it … Read more

The facts for your kid being the next Messi

Messi’s story inspires thousands of young children (and their parents) worldwide to pursue their dream of becoming professional footballers. From the humble neighbourhoods of La Bajada, in the Argentine city of Rosario, to becoming a legend. As a result, thousands of kids pack their suitcases every year to go to Europe to see if they are lucky enough to land a contract. However, let me reveal what the actual statistics show.  September 2000   A young 13-year-old Messi set foot in Barcelona … Read more

Are You Fit Enough To Play Football?

Con Boutsianis' article about how improving the fitness level on footballers

Nowadays, your fitness condition is just as critical as your technique and game awareness. A great example is in the recent Champions League Final where Kante’s man of the match performance was instrumental for Chelsea to win their 2nd Champions League Final. He is renowned as one of the fittest players in football, which constantly … Read more

Soccer Girls: 9 rules to become the next Samantha Kerr

Soccer Girls by Con Boutsianis

Are you excited about the Women’s World Cup in 2023? Well, I am, and how great is it that we have it right on our doorstep with our neighbours in New Zealand, so we will watch the games live or on tv at a more comfortable time for a change. I am glad to know … Read more

How Can Learning Chess Make You a Great Footballer?

How Can Learning Chess Make You Succeed as a Footballer? By Con Boutsianis

Over the years, there have been many comparisons made between Football/ Soccer and Chess. They are similar in many ways from a strategic or tactical point of view. In this article, I will outline the important analogies about mastering both games.   The 6 Key Rules for Chess & Football/Soccer Thinking Ahead  The goal in chess … Read more

Why is your kid not scoring goals during the weekends?

Soccer for Kids Football First Con Boutsianis

We all want our kids to do well in a match. Scoring goals lifts everyone’s confidence and morale. The goal scorer is considered the standout of a team, and everyone wants to be that person. Therefore, why is it that your kid is struggling to score on the weekend? Is it because he or she has just … Read more

Who matters the most, the coach or the soccer players?

Post Con Boutsianis.Does the Coach or the soccer players make the difference to the team winning?

One of the most controversial questions is: Does a coach or the soccer players make the main difference to a team winning or losing competitions?. Many believe that when a team is losing that the manager must get the sack. Some people think that the players must take the blame as well. Still, the manager … 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

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

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