Tweets in Review

This week "Tweets in Review" highlights tweets (aka knowledge bombs) from Kevin Carr on "keeping the window open", Movement as Medicine on why to "tone down" instead of "cool down", a book from yours truly on soccer scholarships & Colaiste Ide in Dublin, Adam Bornstein on the importance of sleep and weight loss and another... Continue Reading →

Earn & Keep a Soccer Scholarship to the USA

After hearing about the decision to stop running the Association Football course at Colaiste Ide I decided the work done by Jim Conroy and Danny Crowley needed to be highlighted. Jim wrote an excellent prologue that sets the book up nicely. I also include ways to prepare yourself physically for the challenge ahead and also... Continue Reading →

What’s your Favorite Retro Football Jersey?

What are some of the best retro football jerseys you remember? I recently came across an old jersey I wore playing U-16 football in Ireland (pictured below). That got me thinking back to some of my favorite football jerseys that were around back in the eighties, nineties and early 2000's. My personal favorites include Liverpool's... Continue Reading →

The Week in Review

A few things worth mentioning this week include Elsbeth Vaino on the Half Kneeling Position, football supporters in Germany, Lance Armstrong and a quote for all coaches and players from Chris Doyle. 1. Coaching the Half Kneeling Position Elsbeth Vaino from Custom Strength goes through a guide to the half kneeling position in this video... Continue Reading →

Favorite Football Boots of all time?

By Jonathan Carroll What's your favorite football boot? Let's face it, everyone who has played football, or soccer if you're American, has a favorite make of brand of boot they like to wear. My love affair with Adidas started when I was in primary school in Ireland. A good friend of mine, John Smith came... Continue Reading →

Leadership, Discipline, & Community – The Night Hawk Way

I came across a great article from Jason Hendrix titled "Leadership, Discipline and Community - The Night Hawk Way". The article details the rise of the Thomas University men's soccer program on the eve of their opening game of the National Championship against St. Andrews University. The game is at 12.30pm EST and a live... Continue Reading →

How Colaiste Ide Set Me Up For Life

   Colaiste Ide is today known as one of the best resources for American college coaches looking to recruit players to play in the college setting. Jim Conroy and Danny Crowley have to turn people away due to the courses popularity in Ireland. The groundwork was put in by Jim, originally running the course on his... Continue Reading →

Liverpool: 1st Half v 2nd Half

By Jonathan Carroll Liverpool's second half performances have come under much scrutiny lately. Even though the reds sit in second spot in the Premier League on goal difference behind Arsenal, the second forty-five minutes of each game have been anything but impressive. Brendan Rodgers' men have played nine games so far this season.  Seven in... Continue Reading →

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