How to Be an All American Soccer Player

How to Be An All-American Soccer Player (Featuring Austin Yowell) By Matt Baker  Out of the thousands and thousands of high school soccer players actively playing this past winter, only 100 were named to the Top Drawer Soccer Winter 2019 All-American … Continued

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CIF Compliance: EXACT Camps (YES!)

As of June 2018, California Interscholastic Federation has passed a law that allows for players to compete in 11v11 games as long as it is outside of their High School Team Construct.  This ruling is Bylaw 600F: Spontaneous Recreational Activity It … Continued

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Do You Have the Right Recruiting Team?

“Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain The recruiting process, like athletics, is multifaceted and competitive, and there … Continued

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Letter From the Editor: August 2013

As we reach the middle of August, college coaches across the country are getting ready for the fall season.  You finally get to reap the rewards of the last 9 months of hard work.  Incoming Freshman get a chance to contribute, … Continued

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Effective Ways to Build Confidence

Have you ever witnessed an athlete with tremendous talent that somehow couldn’t manage to fully perform at their best? There are usually glimpses of promise, but consistency and mental toughness are nowhere within their abilities. Certainly physical ability and talent … Continued

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Mental Skills and Toughness

A major tenet of sport and performance psychology is that mental skills are important determinants of performance involving cognitive (thinking) abilities perfected through mental skills training. The intent of which is to provide a set of psychological strategies for dedicated … Continued

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