Whether you change your cleats once per season or you’re an avid footwear collector, there’s nothing quite like getting your hands on a new pair of cleats.
That’s until you wear them to your first training session and come home with sore and blistered feet.
The dreaded break in period is a painful but necessary step to prepare your kicks for game day.Continue reading
The art of goalscoring is admired by many, from professional pundits to casual fans.
Simply put, rattling the back of the net is the most difficult skill in soccer.
There’s one significant caveat, however…
Not all goals are 30-yard screamers or overhead kicks.Continue reading
Remember, the role of soccer captain is a leadership role.
While the captain takes direction from the coach, they should also be a positive field presence who communicates well with teammates on and off the field.
A good team captain can be a crucial piece in executing your vision for the team.
A bad one can demoralize a competent team and cause serious problems.Continue reading
It’s interesting to wonder how chaotic soccer must have been all those years ago when the game first started.
Naturally, one would expect that it must have been quite disorganized and different from what it is today.
Modern soccer is a result of decades of fine-tuning and coming up with rules to make it better in various ways.Continue reading
In a professional soccer game of ninety (90) minutes, teams may make a couple of substitutions before the game ends.
The rules guiding the number of allowable substitutions have changed slightly since the coronavirus epidemic of 2020, with some leagues allowing more substitutions to give players a better chance of recovery.
However, there are still a handful of substitution rules in soccer that remain standard procedure.Continue reading