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Competitive Soccer Guide for Young Players & Parents

How to choose a competitive soccer team for young soccer players is a common question for parents new to youth competitive soccer. We've tried to put together a checklist of things to consider when choosing the best soccer club for your kid. We do have an in depth guide to choosing the right youth soccer club for your son or daughter but its not specific to young players who are potentially moving from recreational soccer to competitive soccer, which is what we'll talk about today. What [...]

By |2019-05-06T18:35:10+00:00May 6th, 2019|

Kids Soccer Cleats, Balls, & All – Soccer Parent Savings Guide

Kids soccer cleats and soccer balls aren’t the only thing you’ll need for your youth player this season. Luckily the required equipment checklist for youth soccer is pretty short. If you buy soccer cleats, a soccer ball, and some shin guards your kid should be “pitch legal”. However, as usual for a soccer parent it’s never that easy. I still remember my first game as a soccer dad in the early spring when my son had no hat, no gloves, no coat, and no water. I [...]

By |2019-04-10T21:35:58+00:00April 2nd, 2019|

Dan Abrahams – High Performance Mindset for Youth Soccer Players

Dan Abrahams delivered a great presentation on "How to Help Players High Perform Time and Again" at the latest United Soccer Coaches convention. Abrahams works with world class soccer players in his role as a sports psychologist and after hearing about his approach I don't see why the same principles and methods for soccer psychology couldn't be introduced to youth soccer players. After working with many talented athletes and seeing how a simple mistake in a match can impact the rest of a player's game Abrahams has studied extensively [...]

By |2019-01-31T08:42:44+00:00January 19th, 2019|

Best Soccer Books for Kids

The best soccer books for kids are books that help grow their passion for the game or help them develop into better soccer players. You can think of it as inspirational soccer books (Soccer Heart) or soccer tactics books (Soccer Brain). These aren’t soccer coaching books. Although many good books have been written on that topic and there are lots of soccer book reviews and lists for adults and coaches what you want are the best soccer books for players. What we’ll look at here are [...]

By |2018-12-23T19:06:43+00:00December 23rd, 2018|

Best Soccer Gifts – Soccer Training Programs

One of the best soccer gifts you can give your player is to help them develop their skills with soccer training. If you're not a soccer coach yourself then a soccer training program can be a great gift to help your kid improve their foot skills. Of course, this soccer gift won't have the same instant reaction as a pair of cleats or a new jersey but your son or daughter will thank you for the soccer training by the end of the next season. When [...]

By |2018-12-18T23:48:41+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Black Friday Soccer Deals

Black Friday soccer deals can be a great way to save money on soccer gear and training. If you're one of those people that like to plan ahead you can pickup some deals this weekend and save some money over the next season. Of course basic stuff like water bottles and soccer socks are on sale but here's a list of some of the soccer deals for Black Friday that you probably won't find the rest of the year. Some of these might be over by [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:50:55+00:00November 23rd, 2018|

Soccer Gifts Guide – Best Gifts for Soccer Players

The best soccer gifts really depend on whether you're getting a Christmas gift for a player, an end of the season soccer coach gift, a thank you present for a team manager, a birthday present for your kid, a gift for a soccer party, or something for a soccer mom or dad. Just like any present the best soccer gifts are personal. A lot of times they solve a problem that your kid, spouse, or coach has been talking about for a while. We've tried to [...]

By |2018-12-02T18:25:13+00:00November 14th, 2018|

Dribble Up Soccer Discounts

We offer Dribble Up soccer ball discounts to a variety of organizations around the country. If you'd like to try out the smart soccer ball and you belong to one of these groups you can click on the Dribble Up coupon link at the end of each section. Unfortunately we are out of the Dribble Up ball over the holidays so we've updated the article so the links take you to other places you can find it online. Recommendations to Amazon include our soccer stripes id so [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:53:22+00:00September 24th, 2018|

Dribble Up Soccer Juggling App

The Dribble Up app has 3 main ways you can improve your soccer skills: ball control, shooting, and juggling. We've done a soccer shooting app review so now it's time for a look at the Dribble Up juggling feature. You get to the juggle tracker from the main user screen of the app by clicking on the Juggling Tile. At that point it asks you to roll your Dribble Up soccer ball into the tracker to get started juggling.  That step is pretty straight forward, use [...]

By |2018-09-14T20:12:17+00:00September 14th, 2018|

Dribble Up Soccer Playlist

The Dribble Up soccer app really helped our kids improve their technical footwork over the summer. One of the reasons it made a difference is that they went through playlists in the smart ball app every day. Those consistent touches on the ball really helped develop their muscle memory so the motions of standard fakes and feints were more natural. Of course it takes some discipline to do technical footwork training every day consistently in the summer. One of the questions we get from some soccer [...]

By |2018-09-01T12:56:37+00:00September 1st, 2018|
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