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...

September 14, 2018

The Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine produced a document outlining the cost of outpatient ACL surgery. The economic effects are tremendous. 

1. The median procedure cost is $9,399.49

2. The total utilization cost is $13,403.38. 

3. In 2010, musculo...

September 3, 2018

As you read this post, assume the following.

1. Every idea I mention is an oversimplified version of a more detailed plan I have crafted. 

2. A large number of athletes would be required for maximum leverage. Clubs in a given area might need to pool th...

June 14, 2018

Coaches have told me that they don't push for improvements at their clubs for fear of being blackballed.

In the past, parents have turned against me for informing them that their clubs objective was to monetize their child and did not care about devel...

May 13, 2018

1. Many soccer coaches view weight training as the best way to make the body stronger. Training with weights focuses on pure strength and often only one group of muscles is exercised at a time. Soccer players must be able to translate their strength...

May 13, 2018

Soccer Specific Conditioning: Involves conditioning players to deal with situations they would encounter in a game. During a game, players sprint, Jog and jump. Soccer fitness should be based on what happens in a real game. 

Point 1: 


May 13, 2018

Last weeks article discussing the cost of youth soccer received a lot of attention. 

A close friend contacted me soon after reading the post and said, "Jeremiah, per hour youth soccer is more expensive than the average private school in our...

May 2, 2018

1. Learn to speak multiple languages

2. Being a good person gets you further in life than being a good athlete

3. It's always best to get paid to do what you love doing

4. Protect your talent and dreams from folks with other agendas

5. There is no way to...

May 1, 2018

We spend a lot of money on our kid's activities. We (parents) are the consumers and the kids are the users. 

When I buy things that cost between $5,000-$10,000, I approach the purchase much differently than when buying something for $100. I spend...

April 30, 2018

I have been a youth soccer coach for 3 years. In that time my teams have helped me earn a Coach of the Year award, a national championship appearance, and state and regional titles. 

My coaching career began at...

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