DribbleUp Soccer Ball Book

The DribbleUp Soccer Ball Guide is written for parents who are considering getting the smart ball as a soccer gift idea. Every year we get a lot of calls from grandparents and parents about how the ball works, if it's worth the money, and how to get it setup and the kid using the ball. We decided to put it all into one guide that would hopefully help answer those questions. We've been using the smart ball for about two years so we've head lots of [...]

By |2019-11-26T19:33:45+00:00November 26th, 2019|

Veo Camera Soccer Video Highlights & Clips

The Veo camera can be used to record soccer games of various formats. Below are examples of soccer game film for 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 matches all recorded with the veo video camera. Some of these are soccer video highlights and some are the full game footage. We've added an opening screen to most of them that shows the names of the teams playing and the league or tournament game that they're competing in. The footage that you see in the Veo app after recording [...]

By |2019-10-17T20:34:14+00:00October 17th, 2019|

Is the Veo Camera Worth the Money?

When we saw the Veo camera at the United Soccer Coaches convention I knew that it would be great for our team and our club. The question I needed to answer at that point, was it worth the money? Veo Camera Cost There are 3 costs involved in using the Veo camera: Camera Cost Tripod Annual Subscription Fee The price varies depending on which tripod you choose and which subscription plan you pick. The cost of the camera is the same for everyone unless you apply [...]

By |2021-02-22T20:48:43+00:00October 11th, 2019|

Soccer Training Programs

The best soccer training programs really make a mark on the players that use them. We had technical training last night and it was pretty obvious which players had consistently worked on their skills outside of practice and which ones hadn't. Many coaches encourage their players to go home and work on their foot skills but how many of them actually go into the backyard on their days off from training and work on their first touch or skill moves? We've found that players are more [...]

By |2019-09-06T16:43:50+00:00September 6th, 2019|

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 |2020-02-16T19:16:42+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 |2020-02-16T19:14:23+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 |2020-02-16T08:24:51+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|

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 |2020-02-16T08:20:39+00:00November 14th, 2018|
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