Podcast Episode #19 – Homework

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Episode 19 -Homework leads to Mastery- Ball Mastery. 10 minutes per day is like an extra practice. https://anchor.fm/rfh8/episodes/Episode-19–Homework-leads-to-Mastery–Ball-Mastery–10-minutes-per-day-is-like-an-extra-practice-e34bj0

It only takes 10 minutes a day. Listen to how players can improve their foot skills and get the equivalent of an extra training session per week in 10 minutes per day. Coaches should encourage home based skill acquisition aka “Homework” to encourage Individual training. Ball Mastery, moves, juggling and basic dribbling 10-20 minutes per day several days per week will improve first touch, balance, coordination, agility and confidence on the ball. Players, if you are not doing it start! Parents and Coaches, encourage your players to start and keep track of these sessions. This is ideal for multi-Sport athletes who are constantly juggling conflicting schedules and can make up the equivalent time of a missed session. Over a 5-10 year playing career, players can literally get the equivalent of seasons of extra touches by creating this habit.

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Podcast Episode 16 -It Takes a Village

Check out my episode “Episode 16 – It takes a Village! The Problem with “The Problem with US Youth Soccer”” from Coach Rich Rants on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/rfh8/episodes/Episode-16—It-takes-a-Village–The-Problem-with-The-Problem-with-US-Youth-Soccer-e2pbq3

It’s Takes a Village – the Problem with the Problem with Youth Soccer is that kids can’t access the whole village because the corners are guarded by the bullies.

Episode 13 – What Separates Players at the Next Level

Check out my episode “Episode 13- Speed of Play and Decision Making” from Coach Rich Rants on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/rfh8/episodes/Episode-13–Speed-of-Play-and-Decision-Making-e2k34f

Speed of Play and Decision Making. Learn what you can do as a player, parent or coach to develop pace it play and Decision Making.

Podcast Episode 10 – Life Lessons from Sports

Check out my episode “Episode 10 – Life lessons..”being the most prepared athlete on the field.”” from Coach Rich Rants on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/rfh8/episodes/Episode-10—Life-lessons–being-the-most-prepared-athlete-on-the-field-e2g3v4

Listen to the latest update about tips for taking lessons from your coaches. Advise for Coaches, Parents and Players. A simple lesson about preparation regardless of the skills or talent of your opposition, and how that has translated to sports, business, and every area of life.

US Soccer – Grassroots Rant

It has been about a month or so since the US Mens National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup.  There has been a ton of backlash about the current state of the game and about development.  What I find completely crazy is how much the current climate is being blamed on youth coaching at the grassroots level.  As someone who has been very active at this level, I will tell you that I have seen great progress over the years, not so much in the system or in the process but more so in the quality of training and the abilities of the young players.  I recorded this little Rant a couple of weeks ago after getting fed up with the dialogue about Youth Coaching.  Check it out on YouTube.