Posts tagged "MLS"

Washington Post Hits On Youth Soccer Trend To Play Club (Academy) Over High School

Follow @KirkMango   A recent article in the Washington Post (U.S. youth soccer: Is it best to play in high school, or on an academy team?) does a nice job of demonstrating the current dilemma in youth soccer as elite level clubs (soccer academies) put pressure on their high-school-age players to commit exclusively to their... Read more »

Former Downers Grove South Soccer Player Hits Chicago Fire Tryouts

In the Fall of 2004 Downers Grove South High School soccer standout Andrew Lichaj helped his team, and head coach Jon Stapleton, come away with the coveted IHSA boys soccer State Championship. That was a good year for DGS soccer, as it was also a good year for Andrew. The kind of year that lasting... Read more »

Part II: FourFourTwo Soccer (Football) Magazine Details "The Talent Myth" In Sports

Continued support for Matt’s inferences in Part I, his questioning of the perception that inborn talent is the master of success rather than “years of practice,” comes from a variety of places. He details a “ground-breaking investigation of British musicians,” top level players who learned at very similar rates of improvement as their lower level... Read more »
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Part I: FourFourTwo Soccer (Football) Magazine Details "The Talent Myth" In Sports

For a long time now, probably since graduating high school, I have been a firm believer in the idea that high levels of success in sports are much more related to the amount of proper focus and effort one consistently brings to their training table, rather than the supposed inborn talent possessed. This would, of... Read more »