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Why Less Coaching and More Freedom Produces Creative Players

Perhaps the best aspect about American soccer is the same thing that prevents its players from reaching the highest level of professional soccer in regard to the lack of creative players in the American soccer system. American soccer at the national level has been a relatively successful team that can often produce better results than other national teams with better talent, and the reason for this is unity and management.

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The Advantages of Summer Soccer Camps

As the spring soccer season winds down and state tournaments wrap up, your family is probably looking at a few soccer-free weeks in the time ahead — but don’t get too cozy because summer is full of soccer camps. This is the perfect time for players to capitalize on their free time with extra soccer training.

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AYSES Scores New Website

AYSES is proud to announce that we’ve launched a newly redesigned website. Along with new and more robust content you’ll find that it’s easy to navigate, and it displays well for your computer, phone and tablet.

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How Soccer Players Can Avoid ACL Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major ligament in the knee. The ACL provides stability, and it can tear when jumping, changing direction or stopping suddenly. ACL injuries also can occur if a soccer player is hit and the knee rotates or bends excessively. Here are some tips and workouts that will help soccer players avoid ACL injuries.

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5 Tips For Designing Individual Soccer Drills

As a soccer coach, planning individual soccer drills can be difficult. Well-planned drills can be the best way to develop and perfect players’ skills. They’re also a terrific opportunity to make practice more enjoyable and less repetitive. As a coach, it’s important to introduce new drills, so the kids on your team continue to improve and have fun.

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A Q&A with Head Coach Camilo Ardila (Part Two)

AYSES Academy Director of Coaching Camilo Ardila recently sat down with us to talk about how he discovered his love for soccer, the AYSES philosophy and even tips for new soccer parents. Part One focuses on Ardila’s relationship with soccer, his favorite experiences as a coach and how AYSES fosters player development. Today, we focus on how soccer has changed, and how parents can support their children’s love for the sport.

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Competitive Youth Soccer Leagues – How to Know if Your Child Is Ready

Competitive soccer leagues — also known as club soccer, select soccer or travel soccer — are often the ideal fit for advanced players as young as 8 years old. How do you know if your child is ready to move from a recreational or academy program to higher level of play? These seven tips will help guide you and your child to the right choice.

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