Where to Follow College Soccer

Where to Follow College Soccer

More than 75,000 student-athletes play soccer on nearly 3,000 teams at the college level. It is the second largest college sport, trailing only football, in terms of the number of athletes participating annually. With college soccer almost in full swing, we wanted to provide a look at the resources available online to help you get the most out of the season.

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Ray Reid – Recruiting and Developing College to Pro Athletes

Ray Reid – Recruiting and Developing College to Pro Athletes

University of Connecticut Head Coach Ray Reid has established himself as one of the most successful active head coaches among all NCAA Division I college soccer coaches. This past fall, he finished his 19th season as head coach of the UConn Men's Soccer program and his 27th year as a collegiate head coach. During this time, Reid had earned a reputation as one of college soccer’s legendary leaders on and off the field.

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5 Actions to Combat Concussion Concerns

5 Actions to Combat Concussion Concerns

Concussions and related issues are everywhere right now! As a person who has had multiple concussions, as a dad of daughters who suffered sports and non-sports concussions, and as a recently-retired high school counselor who saw a significant leap in the number and severity of concussions recently, I couldn’t be happier. I’m not happy that concussions are affecting so many athletes, nor am I pleased to hear about it all the time. What makes me happy is the fact that the issue is being discussed. It’s being addressed by many of the brightest minds in medicine, coaching, and education. Everyone is seeking answers.

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Yael Averbuch plays like a girl…you wish you could too

Yael Averbuch plays like a girl…you wish you could too

100% Athlete Podcast is hosted by three experts – (and college classmates!) – in the fields of youth sport coaching, collegiate and professional player management, and sports nutrition and dietetics.

In this episode, FC Kansas City's Yael Averbuch joined hosts Ann Dunaway Teh, Marianna Whitehurst and “Coach Reed” Maltbie.

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Is Your Bucket Full? 3 Tips for Better Recovery

Is Your Bucket Full? 3 Tips for Better Recovery

Recovery is arguably the most important piece of the puzzle when it comes to performance. Yet, it is often the most overlooked component of training. Recovery isn’t just going to happen – just like your training you need to put thought and effort into it.

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Your Approach Matters

Your Approach Matters

As I climbed the ladder in soccer success I found I was not alone in my approach. While no one was polishing their boots anymore, most everyone had an approach that prepared them to be at their best. For example Carli Lloyd goes on a run prior to every game, Megan Rapinoe showers exactly four hours before each game, and Rachel Buehler would read a book while everyone else was buzzin’ to their music.

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Maxim Speed Athlete Profile

Maxim Speed Athlete Profile

Maxim Speed is a 10 year old Center Midfielder from Honolulu, Hawaii and plays for FC Hawaii. If you're wondering why we are highlighting a youth soccer player then simply turn to his Instagram account @maximspeed for a quick answer. His skill set is above that of your average 10 year old soccer player which can easily be gathered by videos of his tricks and game highlights, he's a die hard soccer junky and he happens to be a social media guru with over 27,000 followers.

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Out With The New, In With The Old – Some Things Never Change

This list is a great template for any young athlete that wants to succeed in their sport. There are a ton of other factors that come into play when excelling at your sport ie. luck, timing and genetics to name a few. Even so there are a lot of factors in an athletes control as well. In 2016 there are so many opportunities and a wealth of information out there. I hope this list helps highlight key areas that I value as most important to my success. Whether your dream is to be the next USWNT player or healthy high school athlete, remember that each individual has his or her own path, and success is determined by you showing up and consistently doing your part.

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What Does it Mean to Be an Athlete?

What Does it Mean to Be an Athlete?

I’ve always believed that I’m capable of improving the athletic areas of my game by small margins, and that I can find ways to gain other advantages—by being efficient on the ball or having good positioning. But I spent a lot of time trying to prove people wrong, trying to show them that despite the major obstacle of lack of athleticism I could still play at the highest level. 

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Lessons Learned

Now after a year under my belt as a full time coach I thought there was no better time to reflect on some of the lessons I’ve come to understand. I realized that many of the life lessons I learned from soccer are the same lessons that I’ve applied in my first year as a coach.

I wanted to share them with you because it’s easy to see that life lessons learned in one place can directly translate to another. Here are 4 of the hundred life lessons that I learned from soccer and am still applying today.

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3 Habits to Exceptional Leadership...In and Beyond the Game

3 Habits to Exceptional Leadership...In and Beyond the Game

Great leaders in the game and beyond are the ones committed to three simple habits. Though simple, these habits are difficult for most aspiring leaders.  They require us to set aside our egos, subjugate what we want for the sake of the team, and need our constant vigilance.  These habits also reinforce the nine ideals necessary to build an Unrivaled team culture and develop Unbreakable athletes.

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