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Changing Your Soccer Culture

How do you take you take a losing program and turn it around into a positive one. Not just results wise but across the whole program. If its been a traditional losing program then major surgery is required starting with new management and a fresh approach. The past is the past but retain any positive […]

Born in the USA – Small sided Games

What makes for skillful play?  What type of game encourages players to try clever tricks?  The answer, obviously is small sided games.  Yet still the majority of junior leagues in the country only play the adult game of 11-a-side where chance and force generally crush skill.  To my mind there should be a national crusade […]

“THE DREADED THROW-IN” – Friend or Foe?

by Graham Ramsay How often do you see this when watching a game: Its Team “A’s” throw-in, and the thrower throws it quite inexplicably to “Team “B.” Without a moments hesitation, the game merrily carries on like nothing just happened. It’s as if such turnovers don’t matter. Yet if it’s an intercepted pass in the […]

When Things Go Wrong

Between poor Rob Green to poor other ‘keepers that drop clangers or worse still when clangers roll past you, between your legs, at snail pace into their net. I think we agree that there’s no place to hide or worse place to be on this planet. So how to cope and prevent it happening again? […]

“PLAYING AWAY” or (Helping Your Opponent Win)

by Graham Ramsay Without knowing it many players fake preparing to compete or train. In other words they are choosing to lose. Remember around 50% of a win earned before the kick-off. Let me share some of the ways poor players prepare to set up wins for their opponent . They are:- (1) SHOW UP […]

Graham Ramsay (Resume)

Mr. Graham Ramsay Director of Soccer Sphere, a soccer educational cum marketing company based near Washington, DC, is also the former Director of Soccer Development for the Maryland State Soccer Association with nearly 20 years of service to the youth in that state . Graham was one of the first National Staff Coaches for US […]