What Is Playing NCAA Division 1 Soccer Like?

I have had the privilege of playing for two distinctive D1 programs over the course of my 5 years playing college soccer. The wealth of information I have gained and the new profound knowledge I have acquired from these universities have been tremendous. Take a look at the new Vlog to see what my experience playing at the top tier of college soccer was like.

Best Leg Exercises for Soccer Players

Over the course of my 20+ year career playing the beautiful game I have had the privilege of being trained and coached by some of the most brilliant soccer minds in the country. From IMG Academy, to the University of Memphis, Monmouth University and Lindsey Wilson College, I have acquired a profound amount of knowledge on my journey to the professional ranks. However, one aspect of the game I believe is the most underutilized in terms of self development is your weightlifting coach.

Along with the exceptional training your coach provides on the pitch, your college or high school weight lifting coach has the ability to boost your agility, speed and strength to levels not achievable on the field solely. This individual holds in his possession one of the many keys you can use to unlock the door to sheer athleticism. I put together a short montage of some of the best leg exercises I have learned from my weight lifting coaches over the years to make you more powerful on the pitch. Go check out Vlog 58 to see the 4 main leg exercises I utilize to surpass my competition!

 

Sharing is Caring in the Soccer World

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Recently, the USWNT played a friendly against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. They played in front of 30,000+ fans, making it the biggest crowd for an Ohio game, and the 7th most attended friendly for the team- more importantly this was the first time they played at Nippert. Nippert stadium is home to no other than the FCC- a USL team hoping to jump their way into Major League Soccer sometime in the near future. Now, you may be asking what this has to with College Soccer, and more importantly Women’s College Soccer. But don’t worry, all the answers are in this article. Continue reading “Sharing is Caring in the Soccer World”

Badger’s Upset Shock Cavaliers

After jinxing Stanford last week, I’m no longer going to be pumping them up in my articles for a while. They obviously read my articles, get far too nervous to play, and then don’t perform as well! So, as a favor for Stanford and myself, I’m going to let them play the rest of the season and hopefully not jinx them. So, instead, let’s talk about the upset that happened during the Wisconsin and Virginia game. Did anyone really see that coming? It’s weird- I didn’t even write an article about Virginia, so there was no way I could have jinxed them.

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