Category Archives for "Soccer Basics"

All about the basics of the game that all members of the soccer community should know

#46 – Synergy on the Sidelines and the Power of Relationships

Don’t Miss or Underestimate This!Something powerful happens when a group of good people come together around a common goal. Bringing people together in a positive way around youth sports activities in our community not only benefits the kids, but brings adults together in really positive and powerful ways. There are more than two teams on […]

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#45 – Your Child and Physical Literacy

Promoting Literacy of the Mind and BodyWe usually associate literacy with reading books.  But what happens when we expand the definition to include the way the body and brain interpret and react to the world and people around us? The idea that there is only one kind of intelligence has been challenged, I would argue successfully, […]

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#43 – Different Soccer Ball Sizes

Different Size Balls?You betcha. If you didn’t know that there were different sized soccer balls before, than I’m happy to tell you that your next shopping trip will be easier after listening to this episode or reading these notes. There are different size balls, different ball construction, and even different balls for different purposes. Almost […]

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#38 – Soccer Cleats The Basics

Choosing a “Boot”Don’t let the word “boot” raise an eyebrow! Soccer cleats are also called soccer “boots,” “cleats,” “football boots,” and even “soccer shoes.” These are all the same thing. I’ll use them interchangeably in this article. For newer parents, having a lot of names for the same thing creates only the first bit of […]

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#36 – Bad Sideline Behavior

A National EpidemicWhat I’m about to share with you is a problem of National consequence. I’m not exaggerating! Producing this podcast, acting as Club President, and coaching, I tend to be reaching out and connecting with a lot of people. I’m hearing the same story from all corners of my world. Bad sideline behavior is […]

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#33 – Soccer is Coming to America – Bid For the 2026 World Cup

North America Won The Bid for the 2026 World Cup!What Did We Win? The United States, Canada, and Mexico will co-host the 2026 World Cup. This will be a 48 team World Cup – a global phenomenon – with 80 games played in total. 60 games will be played in the US. 10 games will be […]

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