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How to practice soccer on your own

How to practice soccer on your own

Guest blogger Jared Montz is a former pro player and founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com. At the Online Soccer Academy they make better players through free online training videos.  Their mission is to teach players that if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work anything in life is possible. Continue reading »

Where To Strike A Penalty Shot

Where To Strike Penalty Shot

Ever since the penalty shot was first approved back in 1891, it has always been the most nerve-wracking moment for all to watch, especially for the player taking the shot! While goalkeepers are not expected to save a penalty shot, players taking it do miss on many occasions. But even if you’re nervous or do not strike the ball as hard as you wanted, a well placed shot will almost always guarantee a successful penalty shot. The question is where to place it? Continue reading »

Soccer is better than just running for women

Soccer is better than just running for women

Soccer is better than running for women says Science Daily, who reported that a new research shows that women benefit more from playing soccer than from just running when it comes to their overall fitness. Women experience a higher degree of motivation and they increase their ability to bridge and create new acquaintances, while playing soccer. Continue reading »

When in doubt, kick it out!

When in doubt, kick it out!

Have you ever been in this situation? You are in possession of the ball but have no options available to you. The opposing team is closing down on you and you risk losing possession if you continue to hold onto the ball. What do you do? Continue reading »

How do I become a referee?

How do I become a referee?

Being a soccer referee can be both rewarding and fulfilling. Whether for a young person learning responsibility or an adult contributing to the sport, referee training and development is the primary mission of the Massachusetts State Referee Committee (MSRC). To this end, the MSRC has established the following process to ensure that every person who wishes to become a referee is afforded the opportunity to become certified. Continue reading »

Play with and against experienced players

Play with and against experienced players

To become a better player, you should play with and against players that are more experienced than you. By playing at a higher level of competition, you can educate yourself on your strengths, and more importantly, your weaknesses. This is the best way to build upon mental, physical, technical, and tactical skills. Continue reading »

What is Red Shirting?

What is Red Shirting?

Red shirting is when a player does not participate during a college season. A player may be red shirted at any point in his/her college career. College players are only eligible to play for four years within a 5 year period, making red shirting important if a player misses a season. Continue reading »

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