May 22, 2015 12:40:49 PM ADT

Recently, a coach in the English Premier League confided in me that a major reason his team’s performances were so poor came down to lack of leadership out on the field. In actual fact many of his dominant personalities had long term injuries. The fact of the matter is that what happens out on the field is, frequently, out of the hands of the coaching staff and is, directly, attributed to the motivation and skill level of the players.

In the past the American coaching model is that of a highly activated coaching staff out on the sidelines directing players, sending in plays, constantly rotating players and calling time outs. That is not the soccer coaching model at all. 

May 20, 2015 10:04:20 AM ADT

You can’t argue with the fact that Pinellas County United SC is a leader in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). It’s amazing since they are entering just their third season in the league. You would never know that from the way they approach and play the game. 

Excellence starts at the top when you talk about Pinellas County. Don Tobin doubles as the club’s Director of Coaching and head coach of the WPSL squad. Joshua Morris focuses on strength and conditioning while Kai Velmer leads the front office as General Manager.

May 18, 2015 1:18:23 PM ADT

Nashville FC represents one of the best soccer stories in recent memory.  A supporter-owned club experiencing success is a great storyline, but the fact that the club is here in the U.S. makes it that much more special.  Supporter-owned clubs are more commonplace in the United Kingdom with F.C. United of Manchester, AFC Rushden & Diamonds, and Ebbsfleet United each showing how the supporter-owned model can be applied in a positive way.

May 18, 2015 12:39:38 PM ADT

Admiral Sports is proud to announce a strategic partnership with four United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) teams: L.A. Wolves FC, Scorpions SC, Santa Ana Winds FC, and Del Rey City SC. 

“We are excited to expand our brand’s presence in California,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger declared. “These four teams represents the best that the UPSL has to offer and we are looking forward to working with each of them moving forward.  It’s an exciting time here at Admiral.”

May 14, 2015 10:55:24 AM ADT

Admiral Sports is pleased to announce that they have entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).

“Admiral is delighted to be supplying the Guyana Football Federation with a unique kit for their 2016 Olympic qualifiers and 2018 World Cup qualifying starting in June,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated.  “Like Admiral, Guyana has over 100 years of football history and culture.  Today we're developing unique team kit and fan merchandise that will help the national team stand out from their competition and perform at the highest levels."

May 7, 2015 10:10:55 AM ADT

NorCal Premier’s Kevin Goff is a sports aficionado. He was a youth soccer standout with Sacramento United in addition to being a four-sport athlete in high school.  The Sacramento, CA native would play both volleyball and soccer in college, winning a national championship in volleyball at William Woods University.  He would enter the sports world with a degree in Communications/Public Relations.  His journey has taken him from Las Vegas (NV) and Missouri to New Jersey and Orange County (CA) before landing in the soccer stronghold of Northern California.  

May 5, 2015 12:44:46 PM ADT

I have learned that soccer players go through a similar process when learning a technique. Whether driving in the UK or learning the techniques of soccer there are four developmental phases which will need to be tackled. Let’s stick with soccer and forget the driving thing for the moment;

April 27, 2015 11:23:37 AM ADT

Tim Melican was inspired to bring professional soccer to the city of Lowell, Massachusetts.  He was able to make this dream a reality thanks to hard work, lots of time, and the help of fellow co-owner Manny Andrade.  The end result is one of the top clubs in the New England market, Greater Lowell United FC (GLUFC). 

“What drove me to help Tim with his dream was the possibility that an inner-city kid can have an opportunity to make it to the highest levels of pro soccer without spending money on high-priced academies and having to spend tens of thousands of dollars in college just to be one of many that don't get their fair shot,” Andrade said. 

April 22, 2015 9:28:53 AM ADT

Admiral is a global brand and as a result is a major player in the North American market.  According to Dan Bordignon, VP of Sales for Soccer Express, Admiral has experienced great success in Canada with over 50 clubs and organizations and 35,000 players relying on the brand each and every day:

April 17, 2015 10:55:24 AM ADT

Manchester United visited Everton Football Club for a crucial Barclays Premier U21 Development League (BPDL) game on a damp and chilly night in March 2015. The game matched United, the league leaders, against an Everton team in seventh place needing a win to get within only one point of the Manchester club. Both teams have an outstanding reputation for the development of successful professional players and Everton’s first team frequently feature several players who have come through their youth system. Their most notable product being the present Man United and England captain, Wayne Rooney. United’s youth system, of course, has produced the likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and the Neville brothers to mention just a few.