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coaching soccer

October 24, 2017

Soccer: FC Barcelona star passing pattern

The Hickory High School (Pennsylvania) girls soccer team made history during the 2016 season. Head coach B.J. Rudge and the Lady Hornets became the first team in Mercer County to advance to the final four, recording a school-record 17 shutouts i...


October 24, 2017

Soccer: Hickory High’s 6-on-4 drill

The Hickory High School (Pennsylvania) girls soccer team made history during the 2016 season. Head coach B.J. Rudge and the Lady Hornets became the first team in Mercer County to advance to the final four, recording a school-record 17 shutouts in 24...


February 27, 2017

Pa. HS soccer team’s unbreakable defense records 17 shutouts

B.J. Rudge’s first step in creating a fierce defense was admitting he couldn’t do it alone. An offensive player in high school and college, Rudge naturally approached the game from one side of the ball. So to build a complete team, he needed help...


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Self-Discpline is Key

Jason Adkins, head soccer coach at Smithson Valley High School (Texas), talks about the value in having disciplined players who are accountable for their actions. ...


March 5, 2015

Soccer: Energetic conditioning drills

Conditioning is one of the most important aspects of soccer preparation, but with so many different strategies available to coaches it can be difficult to identify those that are most effective. Here are a few of my best conditioning drills. We us...


June 22, 2010

The role of summer camps in recruiting

The recruitment process in Division I intercollegiate athletics is filled with rules, regulations and can completely take over a coach’s life. Further, it is vital that coaches become proficient in the recruitment process to gain the best athletes....


June 15, 2010

Shared Facility Funding: Field Of Broken Promises

In September 2006, an artificial turf field was unveiled to a packed house under the Friday night lights at Wisconsin’s Brookfield Central High School (BCHS).  In addition to a state-of-the-art field for football, soccer, track and the band, t...


February 10, 2010

Yeagley Named Indiana Soccer Coach

After a national search, Indiana University has hired Todd Yeagley as the school’s third men’s soccer coach. Yeagley played at Indiana earned National Player of the Year honors and making the All-American team four times. He had been the ...