Blog Archives: April, 2018

3 Tips to Stand out at Youth Soccer Tryouts

Published on April 30, 2018

Tryouts can be a stressful and grueling process for players of all levels. The pressure is on your daughter to make sure she makes the team or else she faces being cut. I wanted to share some must-do tips that will help your daughter to impress any coach  | Read More » |

The Importance of Being Coachable

Published on April 24, 2018

If you want your daughter to develop and get the most out of her sport and life, then being coachable is essential. It is always the coachable players who learn the most, work the hardest, and ultimately are the most successful on and off the field. Being  | Read More » |

2 Question Parents Always Ask Me Before Youth Soccer Tryouts

Published on April 23, 2018

Youth soccer tryouts in Sacramento are coming up here in just a couple of weeks from now… This is when parents always reach out to me with “2 questions” before tryouts: “What is the best club to recommend to our daughter?” My  | Read More » |

How Youth Soccer Players Can Earn More Playing Time

Published on April 23, 2018

Playing time can make or break an athletes development, confidence, and experience. Let’s take a look at how your players should and should not react when they are not given the playing time you/they believe they deserve, and what they can do to get  | Read More » |

How Girls Soccer Players Can Become More Confident

Published on April 20, 2018

In my 20 years of playing soccer, confidence was a tough thing for me to nail down. And I think the same is true for most kids and even collegiate and professional athletes. Confidence is a roller-coaster. Rarely will youth players ever experience a steady  | Read More » |

Early Sports Specialization in Youth Girls Soccer Players

Published on April 18, 2018

Early sport specialization is becoming more and more common among youth athletes and has been a big topic in the youth sports world recently. Youth female athletes, who train excessively and adopt poor diets, are at risk of the female athlete triad, overuse  | Read More » |

Effects of Resistance Training in Girls Soccer Players

Published on April 18, 2018

One of our main goals in our girls soccer training program is injury prevention. At age 12 I tore my ACL. It was the hardest thing, mentally and physically, that I have ever had to go through. From the pain of the injury itself, to the rehab, and to overcoming  | Read More » |