How to develop “smarter soccer players”?

How to develop “smarter soccer players”?

Since I created the Facebook page Canadian Soccer Coaches Network, very often coaches ask me about Unopposed vs Opposed exercises, how can they help develop “smarter players”? First of all (on a very simple way), I will simplify the concept of Soccer IQ in 3 sub-concepts: Awareness, Decision-making and Space-time. Awareness, Reading the game is…

What makes a great soccer scout?

What makes a great soccer scout?

As athlead steps into its strategic alliance with Soccer Hub, we try and understand the nuances of good scouting. We use this blog as a piece to understand the right attitude and skills that can definitely further any of your scouting careers. Ability to gauge attitudes: Great talent is often misconceived to be inborn, what’s…

Soccer Scouting revolution

Soccer Scouting revolution

Scouting is an activity that exist since we knew football but in recent years had a great visibility due to the phenomenon of social networks. Since the early 2000s several companies have identified a gap in the market and have produced tools to respond to club needs with player databases, statistics and videos on a global…

Complications with the Youth Soccer Players

Complications with the Youth Soccer Players

Over the last 10 years youth football became more mainstream. Youth-Champions League is broadcasted on the TV, we have youtube videos with highlights of each player and the whole life on the social networks. However, how many young players are actually becoming the first team members? Let’s have a look on the last 5 winners…

Exclusive interview with Sean Douglas

Exclusive interview with Sean Douglas

Soccer HUB had the opportunity to talk with the National Coach Development Manager at the Football Federation of Australia, Sean Douglas, asking some questions about Soccer in Australia and his thoughts about coaching and coaching education! SH: Can you tell us a little about your journey to the present point? SD: My background as a professional…

Thinking the game

Thinking the game

Watching the play can end being overwhelming. Everything is moving simultaneously and so much is happening, it is difficult to remember or even to see specific things as the game rolls out. It truly feels an  ongoing avalanche of information. Through his/her career, a coach can meet heaps of colleague coaches, analysts, professors who will…

Soccer HUB Interview: With Ian Barker

Soccer HUB Interview: With Ian Barker

Exclusive interview with the Director of Coaching Education Products & Programs at United Soccer Coaches (USA), Ian Barker! SH: Can you tell us a bit about your path to the current point? IB: Thank you for having me. I’m currently the director of coaching education of the United soccer coaches which is a member of…

How to become a Soccer Coach: Step 1

How to become a Soccer Coach: Step 1

Step 1 – look for previous experience!   After having described, in the first article the entire process, still in a synthetic way, how you become a soccer coach, I will now focus exclusively on the step one: gain previous experience! Nobody starts building a house by the roof. The path to become a soccer…