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We will periodically update this page with various things that we are either reading, working on, or thinking about. Feel free to check back in and see what we're up to!

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May 22, 2019

What does it mean to be a part of a club? To us it means everyone is working together toward similar goals. Unfortunately however, I have coached in, been a part of, and seen countless clubs over my coaching career that consist of individual teams and coaches all doing...

January 16, 2019

I love it when research either proves or disproves a school of thought. That's what science is all about. If you would have asked me yesterday, I probably would have said yes, but according to an article with a lot of data and research, apparently it doesn't...

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October 18, 2018

If you are like me, check out the below link for all you could ever want to know about the past World Cup. It has breakdown of each team and their tendencies, as well as a recap of every single game, and general information about the tournament itself including video c...

September 27, 2018

What are these street soccer sessions on Wednesdays with the Rec program? What is the point? It just seems like some sort of organized chaos with very little coaching?

Well… yes, that’s correct, there is not much coaching going on. But the thing you have to understand i...

June 12, 2018

A couple weeks ago we ran some sessions about creating and finishing scoring chances with our 07 boys. We talked a lot about where we want to take shots from and where we would rather take shots from and that not all shots are created equal. The bottom line was that if...

May 24, 2018

Everyone has heard the idiom that two heads are better than one. Well we believe in this at GESC, and as a result we operate as a team of coaches - always sharing ideas and experiences. We believe that this makes us stronger as we are all contributing and often there i...

April 23, 2018

What positions are the kids playing in the 7v7 game and what are their roles? How will this benefit them as they move on to 11v11? Is there any carryover?

At times it can look like a mess on the field as the fields that our 7v7 teams play on are not super big. Also part...

April 19, 2018

I listened to a podcast a while back and found it super interesting and thought it was worth a share. It was an interview with Belgium's Director of Coaching, Kris Van der Haegen.

Some of you know that Belgium is currently in the middle of what is a golden generation of...

March 22, 2018

Playing out of the back or building out from the back can often be the source of frustration for parents that don't understand why their players are doing what they are doing. With the start of the spring season, I figured it might be worthwhile to post some info about...

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