From Community to Professional, this is my prediction for the winning soccer teams in the coming season

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The last 19 months have been incredibly challenging for everyone, including our soccer teams. Particularly here in Melbourne, where so far, we have been the most locked-down city in the World, and our players have not been able to train as a group or play any competitive games. Kids have been forced to online schooling and spent long hours glued to the screens catching up … Read more

Are You Giving Up Your Kid’s Soccer Dream?

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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

7 common mistakes that will kill your kid’s soccer career!

Article "7 common mistakes that will kill your Kid's football career" by Con Boutsianis

A couple of months ago, I was in a Zoom meeting with the Director of one of the best football/soccer academies in Europe, and he said, “From my point of view, the biggest hurdle for the players’ career is their parents”. It was a rather harsh statement, but I do see his point. For instance, I’ve seen many young players … Read more

Why is your kid not scoring goals during the weekends?

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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

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

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

Self-Esteem, The Critical Component For Youth Development In Football

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One of the significant issues involving children and even adults, both personal and professional development is self-esteem.   Nowadays, we engage our kids in a sports activity, so we can keep them physically active and let them socially interact with their team and or coaches. Therefore, most parents are questioning if their kids should worry about … Read more