All I Have To Say Is Wow!

Take a look at the the link below… The show is called “Friday Night Tykes”…8 and 9 year old boys playing football in San Antonio, TX… This displays everything that is wrong with American Youth Athletic Culture…This show makes me ashamed to be American…This show proves that the claims I have been making about American [...]

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If You Do It Right, Prepare to Get Bashed!

So folks…Coach Randle has heard it all now…and quite frankly, I crack up every time I hear it…. “He is not a good technical coach!” “He is too tactical and systematic for 9 year olds!” “His possession style of play creates robots or dumb players!” “It will just be a matter of time before everyone [...]

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Samantha Tran…US Women’s Teams Star in the Making

This is a treat for all soccer parents, coaches and players out there…Please read below and then watch video #1…when that is complete please read part 2 and then watch video # 2… Part 1 It’s funny…in America we are male dominated sports society that is obsessed with ego and brute force… If you want [...]

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Soccer and Business: Are They Really One in the Same?

Take a look at this business article in Entrepreneur Magazine. It’s funny how business and sports are really just one in the same.  Most people think of a sports coach as someone who will teach their kid how to play that particular sport. But that is really just a superficial and flawed definition.  Before I [...]

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Should Talented Players Play Up in Age

Boy o’ boy do I hear this question all around the youth soccer arenas. For sake of this argument, I am referring to kid’s in the initiation stages from U6 to U12. Generally, my answer to this question is: ABSOLUTELY NOT! I will go more into this in just a moment. However, with every rule [...]

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Conditioning Training (U6 to U12)

So I am constantly fighting this battle with parents and even other soccer educators. “Why don’t I condition my kids?” The answer is quite simple. Opportunity Costs Those of you that took Economics in college will understand this term.  My kids train three times a week for 1.5 hours.  Let’s say I conditioned my kids [...]

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Carles Romagoso I Vidal

Barcelona, Here I Come!

It’s official! Coach Randle will be headed to Barcelona in 2014 to train under world renowned Youth Soccer Coach, Carles Romagosa I Vidal. Now I realize that most of you will not have any idea who he is, but those that know youth possession based soccer from all around the globe swear by his philosophies [...]

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[Balance: Situational Awareness Game] U9 and Above

This is a game I use for my kids that are U9 and above.  In this game, the real objective of the game is for the offensive players to be aware of what is going on around them.  Not only do they need to maintain awareness of where the defenders are, but they must know [...]

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The Winning Monster Bites Again

Like I always say, if you aren’t learning every time you step on the field then you aren’t really coaching… When I lost my talented holding midfielder on my U9 girls team, it immediately threw my team into a tailspin… Why? Because I had allowed her to be the fulcrum of the team and be [...]

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What Kind of Soccer Parent are You?

Take a look at this article by Roberto Valeiro Mato and let me know what you think?  Where do you fit in? Enjoy, Coach Randle What Kind of Soccer Parent are You? It is not easy to raise a child. This article will serve as a self-help guide, both in terms of children’s every day [...]

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