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The Difference Between High School, Club, Academy & ODP Soccer

Next to lacrosse, soccer is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the nation.  As such, there are different levels of competition.  Each stage in the youth development process is somewhat siloed and can often have more to do with surrounding talent, competition and coaching than anything else.  Today, US youth soccer can essentially …

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5 Things College Coaches Look for in a Soccer Player

The main goal of club soccer programs, competitive high schools, the ODP program and even academy soccer, is to prepare athletes for the next level. College gameplay is dictated by speed, endurance, preparation and work ethic. That being said, there are certain skills and intangibles that nearly every college scout, recruiter, or coach will look …

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The Switch to Virtual Strength and Conditioning post COVID-19

2020 has proved to be a challenging year for everybody. With the uncertainty of in person practices, matches, and strength training, coaches’ jobs of getting their teams ready has become much more difficult. An increasing number of coaches are making the switch to virtual practices with position specific soccer drills and training for their teams …

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