Day 8 of the SoccerCoachTV summer tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

A Brief History of the Soccer Ball

Amidst the evolution of the game, the soccer ball has gone through many developments. Years before the Zidanes and Maradonas we cherish, people enjoyed kicking things that ranged from elasticized balls by South American Indians, human heads or skulls in medieval times, cow bladders or just stitched-up cloth a bit later on. Prior to the manufacturing of rubber, these ‘so-called’ balls would sometimes depend on the size and shape of the objects used, making the ‘roll’ of the ball so unpredictable until leather provided better shape retention.

South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup – All About France!

France’s national soccer team captivated many thousands of fans in the world during the 1998 when they earned the global tournament. For the first time, the national team won the World Cup. Led by its star Zinedine Zidane, the Europeans beat Brazil 3-0 in the final. They had never reached the final of the World Cup that its rival had won four times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994).

Soccer Field Positions

Whereas a running back, wide receiver, cornerback or linebacker can run wildly depending on play tactics, soccer players are evaluated based on their ability to stick to their positions as opposing coaches are on the constant lookout to take advantage of any gaps or failures to cover assigned field zones. A strict rule is that when on defense, “left” side players must stay on the left side of the field, while their compatriots on the “right” do the same on their end.

Why Arsene Wenger’s Vision For Arsenal Will Succeed

It’s hard to believe that in the last four years, Arsenal haven’t won a title. This has brought a lot of criticism from sports journalists, sympathisers and the fans of the club. Some have questioned if Arsene is still the right man to take the club forward. But being the visionary that he is, Arsene kept assuring fans that this young team he is building will come good. I dare say he’s just the right man for the job and here is why.

Soccer Shooting Techniques – Learn About Soccer Precision Shots

Shooting in soccer is all fine and good, but what is the difference between just shooting a ball and hoping for the best outcome versus actually knowing where you want to place your shot? Simply put it’s about precision shooting.

Football Boots – Tips For Choosing Junior Football Boots

When buying football boots for juniors you should take the time to consider the type of player they are and what choices boot makers have and for what purpose. Many juniors will also be influenced by their favourite footballers and what boots they wear. There are many boot shops where you can go and try them on and they have staff which give expert advice. When choosing online you may won’t be able to try them on so a site that has a lot of reviews is good. Many boots are quite expensive so you need to spend time in choosing the right boot.

England Soccer Jersey – 2010 World Cup is Around the Corner – How is the New England Jersey?

New Umbro England Soccer Jersey Released! Authentic England Jersey 09/11 Ready For World Cup Fans!

How to Improve Speed on the Soccer Field – Three Different Approaches to Flexibility

Most young soccer players need to improve their movement on the soccer field. The following tips on flexibility will help them move better.

Soccer Agility Drills – 3 Effective Ways to Get You Started

Having great agility in soccer is probably one of the skill sets that will benefit a player most on the field. Agility in soccer is the ability to make rapid changes in direction as well as increase speed with the ball, acceleration and overall performance.

Liverpool Completes Rodriguez Deal

Liverpool’s performance this season is getting worse day by day. It seems they will go trophy less this season. Will Maxi Rodriguez’s deal change anything for Liverpool this season?

Soccer Down the Ages

Soccer or football as we know it, has been played since ancient times by the Greeks, Romans, Italians, Chinese, Japanese, Persians etc., both as a sport and to sharpen their warrior instincts. English king Edward III and the Scottish king James I passed laws to suppress the game. Queen Elizabeth of England passed a law which imprisoned football players for a week and made them do penance.

Passing Soccer Drills – Fast, Effective, Simple Techniques

Stop wasting your time and energy in trying to develop the ultimate soccer passing drill exercise. Doing drills in soccer does not have to be something you tear your hair over. These quick tips will allow you to get started on implementing new, fun and exciting techniques for both you and your squad.

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