Wingate University Women’s Soccer Blog 2/7/12

0 Submitted by on Thu, 09 February 2012, 19:07
    “A soccer player who is committed accepts long periods of training where effort appears wasted. Improvement takes time, dedication & patience.”  Dan Abrahams Even though our first 2012 regular season game  is not scheduled until August 31, we began our training in January with that goal in mind. We have traditionally used our spring season as a time Continue Reading...
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0 Submitted by on Tue, 07 February 2012, 17:14
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Pre-Competition Preparation For Soccer

2 Submitted by on Wed, 01 February 2012, 15:33
Our guest blog this week comes from Keith Scarlett. Keith is the Assistant Coach for Perth Glory FC Women in the Australian W-League. Keith is a US Soccer National Staff Coach and holds a USSF ‘A’ License as well as a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology.  You can follow Keith on Twitter at @keithscarlett “Consistently good performance takes time and effort Continue Reading...
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Learning From Brendan Rogers

0 Submitted by on Tue, 24 January 2012, 00:57
  A coaching philosophy is the DNA for any top coach. This will be the key ingredient in how a coach handles situations, acts and reacts, communicates to his/her players, and instills discipline. It is difficult for us to see this philosophy if we are not in the locker room, training ground, or practice field every day. Therefore, the best Continue Reading...
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Wingate University Women’s Soccer Blog – January 17, 2012

2 Submitted by on Wed, 18 January 2012, 14:03
Although it seems like our fall season finished yesterday, the past two months have been focusing on recruiting and doing a lot of travelling. Coach Rahko and myself have covered quite a few games over the past two months, travelling to CASL in Raleigh, JUCO Championship in Sacramento, First Point Showcase in London, Orange Classic in Fort Lauderdale, and CESA Continue Reading...
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Build Up Play v High Pressure

0 Submitted by on Sun, 15 January 2012, 15:34
This exercise works on playing out of the back four against a team pressurising high up the field. Although we are working with the team in possession of the ball, the harder the pressing team works, the more challenges the red team must face and solve. Therefore, high tempo is a must for this exercise. All players have roles and Continue Reading...
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Book Review: Talent Is Overrated

0 Submitted by on Wed, 11 January 2012, 18:58
Having recently read “Talent is Overrated” by Geoff Colvin, I wanted to share my views on how this book relates to coaching and performance. We have all been guilty (myself especially) of believing that certain performers, artists, musicians, or business people are successful because they are naturally gifted or “born with something”.  Every time I watch Messi play or look Continue Reading...
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