Keep Soccer Fun !!!

Why do kids like to play soccer? What keeps kids playing soccer? This is an important question to ask because, according to the National Alliance for Youth Sports, about 70% of children in sports leagues quit by the age of 13 and never return. Why are we losing these kids and what can we do […]

Kicking The Ball

One of the most important fundamental skills of soccer is kicking the ball.  Many new players will kick using the toe of their foot.  This can result in a longer kick but you lose accuracy.  Most of the time the ball should be contacted with the outside, inside, or top portion of the foot.  Determining […]

Throw-In

A throw-in is a method of returning the ball to play in soccer.  When the player throws the ball in they must be facing the field of play, have both feet touching the ground on or outside the touch line, hold the ball with both hands, and deliver it from behind and over their head.  […]

The Most Popular Sport In The World

Why is Soccer the Most Popular Sport in the World? There is no doubt that soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Over 3.9 billion fans tuned in to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The World Cup has been played every four years since 1930 (with the exception of 1942 and 1946). […]

Picking your team

Picking the right soccer club and team for your child to play on takes some thought about what you and your child want to achieve.  Players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge but it must also be fun. Some things to consider when picking a soccer club are: What is your […]

Become a Soccer Referee

Soccer is a sport played in many areas around the world and continues to grow in popularity. With this growth comes an increasing need for soccer referees. If you are already traveling to the soccer field on a regular basis why not start reffing, get some exercise, and make some money. There are many referee […]

Futsol – build your soccer skills in the off-season

Try out a game of Futsal in the off season to improve your skills.  It’s mostly played indoors on a hard court that is much smaller than a soccer field.  It encourages players to develop more control of the ball or it will just roll quickly out of bounds.  Although the official court size is […]

Basic Rules Of Soccer

Some basic rules to help you enjoy the game: If a player uses his hand/arm to block or hit the ball it is  called a hand ball.  The other team will get the ball and be awarded a free kick or possibly even a  shot on goal depending on where the violation occurred. The goal […]

Soccer Core Skills

As you start playing soccer it is important to develop a core set of skills.  What are these skills and how do you learn them?  An easy and very good way to begin your training is to go to iSoccer.org. They break the game down into 16 fundamental skills that will make you a better […]

Soccer – A Healthy Pastime The Whole Family Can Enjoy!

If you’re reading this then you’re probably looking for a way to get your kids (or your parents!) out into the fresh air and enjoying a bit of exercise. Sadly in today’s world of technology it’s a lot more common to see kids playing sports on game consoles than in person, but with a bit […]