August 6, 2019

*The content in this article applies to players age 15 and under. Beyond the age of 15, coaches should deal primarily with the player about his or her development and status on a team.

In youth soccer we have an atypical sales structure. The seller is...

Value propositions are the benefits a customer can expect from a product or service.

In youth soccer, a clubs value proposition is the promise that by registering (for club X), clearly defined benefits will be enjoyed. 

What is...

The manner in which youth soccer clubs interact with their customers can be classified into two categories. 

1. Dishonest: Clubs that manipulate parents ignorance and  desire to provide opportunity for their kids at all costs.

2. Honest: Clubs tha...

June 30, 2019

The American youth soccer market as a system of governing entities, clubs, facilities, training companies and equipment manufacturers has slowly improved the quality of soccer in our country through largely capitalists pursuits. 

Capitalism requires m...

You want to make a team.

It doesn’t happen.

What does it mean? Does it have meaning?

Let’s try to unpack what not making a team after a tryout means.

  1. It means that a particular series of connections will not be made. However, you do not know if those...

April 30, 2019

When someone says, “I am above this type of behavior”, they most likely are not. When someone says, “I would never say or do that”, they most likely have.

April 30, 2019

In the context of business, Game Theory is used to learn what partners and competitors are thinking and planning. Game Theory has become a powerful tool for the prediction of outcomes or results of transactions that directly affect or impact others a...

April 11, 2019

Did you know that societies can be culturally color blind without being physically or biologically color blind? Some cultures do not have names for the colors that exist between the ROYGBIV spectrum. They do not have the language to classify maroon b...

March 7, 2019

The story of FC Delco’s past is rich with individual and team success. Those of us that experienced playing for Mike Gorni, Sam Holt, Rob Smith, John Hingley, Rob Hurley, Alan Metzger and many more developed under their tutelage within a culture that...

February 7, 2019

These notes are from my playing career. I found them in an old notebook from years ago. It's fantastic to see what was going through my then. These comments focus on success. I hope some of these resonate.

- You can't do what sufferers do when you hav...

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