New, Old School Training

By Joe Ulm
We began testing out a new training program this week and, if all goes well, we’ll probably add it to our Player Excellence program in the future…

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Could Soccer be the Best Team Sport for Kids?

By Joe Ulm
All things considered, I think soccer is one of the top team sports for kids and possibly, the best team sport. I’m biased, of course, but I think the case for soccer is pretty strong. However, before we get into all that, let’s establish a few things, first…

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Extreme Ownership

By Joe Ulm
I was introduced to the concept of “Extreme Ownership” a while ago via a book written by two Navy Seals. The concept is built on a set of leadership principles that drive a specific mindset…

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A Perspective on Perspective

I’m on the sidelines watching one of our teams play. It’s a few weeks ago. As the game winds down to the last two minutes I realize it’s one of the best games I’ve seen all spring….

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It’s Not About You

By Joe Ulm
If you’re not a player, it’s not about you. It’s not about you when your son or daughter scores a hat trick or when they save the penalty kick to win the game…

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The Reality of Tryouts

By Joe Ulm
Tryouts are harsh. They pit kids against one another in grueling competition – friends, neighbors, and strangers alike – all competing against one another for hours under the summer sun…

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