Fitness, For Coaches, For Parents, Matches

Youth Soccer Players – Start Doing These 2 Things Weekly to Make Yourself a Better Player TODAY! Gols Video Blog #43: 5/28/2017

Hi Everyone,

With the UEFA Champions League Final approaching, this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog discusses 2 things all young soccer players can start doing every week (starting with the week of the Final match) that will help them become a better player immediately.

Hope you like it and as always, please feel free to post your thoughts and comments!

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For Coaches, Matches

Defence Wins Championships – UEFA Champions League Analysis – Gols Video Blog #42: 5/20/2017

Hi Everyone,

In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss and review the defensive performance of Juventus’ centre back Giorgio Chielini, from their mot recent UEFA Champion League match, the second-leg of the semi-final versus AC Monaco.  Chielini’s defending in this match was one of the key factors that helped Juventus to win and progress to the Final next weekend.

I hope you like it and as always, please feel free to post your thoughts and comments!

Fitness, Matches

How NOT to Defend Deep – UEFA Champions League Analysis – Gols Video Blog #41: 5/15/2017

Hi Everyone,

In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, we discuss the recent UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Atletico used their usual strategy of defending deep in this match, however they were uncharacteristically sloppy at the back.  They frequently left too much space between the payers in the back line, and also in between the defensive and midfield lines, which left them exposed and ultimately led to the concession of 3 goals.

Hope you like it and as always, please feel free to post thoughts/comments!

For Coaches, Matches

Let’s Stop Using Jargon and Being Vague when Commenting on / Criticising Canadian Soccer – Gols Video Blog #40 5/7/2017

Hi Everyone,

In this week’s Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, we discuss some of the recent criticism posted online following our Canadian Men’s National U17 Team’s failure to qualify for the FIFA Men’s U17 World Cup.   Critical to this discussion is that we in the Canadian soccer community are able to avoid being vague, or using meaningless jargon, in our comments and criticism.  Being specific, providing constructive criticism, and suggesting possible solutions to problems, are the only ways to move towards improvement.

I hope you like it and as always, please feel free to post your thoughts and comments!

Matches, Science, Technology

It’s Time For Instant Replay in Soccer! UEFA Champions League Analysis – Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #39: 5/1/2017

Hi Everyone,

last week, the second-leg matches of the UEFA Champions League quarter final were played, and one match in particular – that between Spain’s Real Madrid and Germany’s Bayern Munich – ended in controversy thanks to two consecutive, late, off-side goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo, goals which sealed the outcome for Madrid.

In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, we discuss how the addition of instant reply in soccer could have alleviated and even eliminated the controversy surrounding the outcome of this match.

Hope you like it and as always, please feel free to post your thoughts/comments!