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Looking to take your coaching skills to the next level?

Looking to take your coaching skills to the next level?

by Philip MacDonald

Depending on what province or state you are in there are different approaches to taking your coaching certifications to the...

3 Steps to Stopping a Counter Attack

3 Steps to Stopping a Counter Attack

by Ivan Bobanovic

Your team is at the opponent’s goal and is about to score a goal.  A lot of players commit because...

Goal Celebrations

Goal Celebrations

by Ivan Bobanovic

He scores! Pandemonium breaks out in the stadium. The fans are ecstatic. His team-mates are absolutely joyous.  And he decides to do...

Canada in the World Cup 2014?!!!

Canada in the World Cup 2014?!!!

by Philip MacDonald

With the 2014 World Cup now over it is time to reflect on soccer in Canada. As a Canadian it...

Alex Ferguson : my autobiography

Alex Ferguson : my autobiography

by Philip MacDonald

I’ve been reading Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography and wanted to shed light on this book. But before I begin, much...

Training youth…not so easy

Training youth…not so easy

by Ivan Bobanovic

This year I had the pleasure of training a competitive soccer team that consisted of girls 15 years of age...

Impacting your way into a team

Impacting your way into a team

by Philip MacDonald

You’re playing on a new team with new players, a different coach and they play a different system. Now you...

The Magic Ratio

The Magic Ratio

by Ivan Bobanovic

High performing teams have more positive interactions than negative interactions. So what is the magic ratio?

Do this in order to play at the next level…

Do this in order to play at the next level…

by Philip MacDonald

Over the years, I have worked with all kinds of kids in soccer and the comments that I overhear at...

Managing expectations in high pressure situations

Managing expectations in high pressure situations

by Philip MacDonald

A famous sports psychologist beautifully illustrated the physiology of what happens when we are under pressure.  Place a 12 foot long 2...

Winning is everything…or is it?

Winning is everything…or is it?

by Philip MacDonald

Winning is everything in soccer…or is it? Of course winning is important in soccer. After all, you want a competitive...

Individual talent versus having a soccer IQ

Individual talent versus having a soccer IQ

by Philip MacDonald

After recently playing with a variety of new teams in a new city, I was surprised of the level of...