“I get one hour a week to train my boys and every second counts…”

Positive Thinking and Confidence Building For Football or Soccer

No matter how well I play I still approach every game negatively, thinking I’m going to play badly. How can I stay positive? First thing to do is to change your emotional state. What do I mean by this? Well, all our thoughts and emotions are a result of the state we are in at any particular time. You need to control and manage your emotional state.

UEFA Champions League Gameweek 6 Review

The UEFA champions league enters into the final group games on Tuesday 9 December We will start off by taking a look at Group A Chelsea Vs CFR Cluj Game predictions : Chelsea to win 2:0 Chelsea at home should have been strongly fancied favouries but since losing to Liverpool and Arsenal in the last 4 weeks, their home record in the English Premiership has gone. The Romanians will come to Stamford Bridge with nothing to play for. Bottom of the group without the chance of taking 3rd place …

TSG Hoffenheim – An Unusual Surprise in Football

This article addresses the current success Hoffenheim is enjoying after its promotion to the Bundesliga. After approximately 16 games, Hoffenheim sits tied at the top of the table and represents an unusual contradiction in the world of soccer.

Coaching Youth Soccer

Okay, so you either you volunteered to coach your child’s soccer team or you are facing another season as an experienced volunteer coach. Are you ready? Have you thought about how will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and keep your youngsters attention?

Nicklas Bendtner

Regarded as one of Europe’s top prospects, Nicklas Bendtner is learning from some of European football’s finest coaches at Arsenal. The striker had been rising through the ranks since moving from Copenhagen in the summer of 2004.

Durban Unhappy With 2010 Soccer World Cup “Matchfill” Designation

South Africa is furiously preparing for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, stadiums are being built and accommodation arrangements made. Certain towns have been designated as “matchfill” locations to cater to the overflow from the main host cities. Durban is one of them and not everyone is happy about this.

Uruguay 1930 – South Africa 2010 – The Brazilian Men’s Football Team

In 2006, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, created a task force, with experts of the ministry of foreign relations, human development, justice, economy, tourism and sports, to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ricardo Teixeira, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), said, “With this procedure we intend to show FIFA, its president Joseph Blatter and the whole world football community how seriously the Brazilian government is working to make Brazil the host country for the 2014 Championship. I believe that, with this support, the process of candidacy is already at an advanced stage”.

English Premier League – Liverpool Maintains Its Lead by Beating Blackburn

The 18-time champion of the Premier League, Liverpool, vindicated its leading position on the table this past Saturday by beating Blackburn Rovers 3-1 on the road in an amazing way. The game was well-played by the two teams but the consistency and determination of the Reds were higher than the Rovers in the second half, when they had trouble on their defense in various occasions.

Real Madrid, Schuster and (No) Change

Real Madrid is one of the few clubs in the world with the highest budgets. But will it be enough to survive? Or will soccer be the next area, after finance that will face problems? It is possible. Money or finance is not always enough to achieve the right results…. Replacing a coach won’t always be enough to change the course of events…

US Women’s Soccer Rocked Again

Despite the not-so-unexpected lackluster performance of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team in Beijing, its female counterpart definitely rocked it out and bagged the gold again as they delivered a tight defense against Brazil’s fearless attacks. It was Carli Lloyd who made the goal after a thrilling 120 minutes of going to and fro the rain-drenched field and amongst a roaring crowd of 51,612.

How to Make Youth Soccer Practice Sessions Fun

The major reason youth players play soccer is to have fun. As a youth soccer coach of many years, I have witnessed first hand numerous soccer practice sessions including many that could not have been fun for the players. As young players will leave the game and join in another sport if they are not having fun, it is very important to make practice sessions both fun and enjoyable.

Cristiano Ronaldo – The Cherry on Top

Since very little, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, started to show great talent for football, which made him relate from his youth on to professional football in Portugal, joining the Clube Desportivo Nacional, where he began his formation and development as player and where had the opportunity to stand out on his country. With the needed abilities to play soccer well developed, Ronaldo continued advancing and in until 2001 he united to Sporting Lisboa, one of the most important teams on Portugal’s First Division, where with the support of his partners …

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