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A U.S. soccer coaching icon exited the limelight on Tuesday, as the struggling Seattle Sounders parted company with the only head coach they've ever had. Charles Boehm delves into the story behind the departure of Sigi Schmid.
We’ve seen it in Under-9 and U-10 games, over and over: Goal kicks are all too often the opposition's best chance to score. Beau Dure investigates this recurring bugaboo and its disastrous effects on player development.
When spring rains soak our youth soccer playing fields, we give thanks for artificial turf. Where turf isn’t available, we’re running out of ideas. How many toe taps can a kid do in the basement? But there’s one thing youth players can do to keep learning the game. It’s a crazy idea, but it works for some people: Watch a soccer game, writes Beau Dure.
“Development over winning” is a great philosophy. We’ve seen too many coaches who go to the other extreme, yelling themselves hoarse and refusing to let players figure out the game from different positions and perspectives. Like most philosophies, though, it can be taken to absurd lengths, writes Beau Dure.
One of soccer's all-time greats passed away on Thursday, as Dutch legend Johan Cruyff succumbed to lung cancer at age 68. Tributes have flowed in from media outlets around the world, and deservingly so. Here's a brief sampling of some of our favorites.
Save the “winning vs. development” talk for youth soccer. USL coaches want to win. That’s the message as North America's third-tier professional league kicks off its 2016 season this weekend, writes Beau Dure.
Should the whole concept of "travel soccer" be limited to kids at U-12 and older? It's what some smart development experts have long suggested, and Beau Dure makes a strong case for the idea on his latest SoccerWire column.