Utah Youth Soccer Partners with SoccerTech!

JUNE 19, 2017 – SANDY, Utah – Utah Youth Soccer (UYSA) has announced SoccerTech as their new coaching and player development resource partner.

In a joint statement, UYSA Director of Coaching Eric Landon said, “I think SoccerTech is a great opportunity for both players and coaches.  It allows an avenue for players to receive training on their own and continue to improve. The coaching side of the program is tremendous as well, SoccerTech provides the opportunity for our coaches to add to their own training sessions. The two sides working hand in hand are going to be fantastic for the players, coaches, and soccer in the state of Utah.”

“We are excited to partner with UYSA to continue our mission of providing the best resources to youth soccer coaches and players.” said SoccerTech President Rob Karas.

For Coaches

Coaches, how do you plan practice sessions for your team? Do you find yourself searching the internet and trying to piece together practice plans? Are you sure you are using age-appropriate and effective drills? It’s time to take the guess-work out of planning your practices. SoccerTech’s Coaches Portal features professionally developed, age-appropriate practice sessions that are easy to use. All you have to do is log in, select your age group, and follow along with a unique practice session for each week of the soccer season. Pull up this week’s session on your phone at practice and watch video examples of each drill. Learn More About Our Coaches Portal

For Players

If the soccer player in your family is ready to dedicate themselves to reaching their soccer dreams, SoccerTech’s Players Portal is the resource that will get them there. We’ve helped hundreds of players achieve their goals from getting a college scholarship to becoming a pro player. Start getting the attention of coaches and scouts now. Train with SoccerTech. Learn More About Our Players Portal

Contact info@soccertech.com to learn more about group options for teams, clubs, and leagues.

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Salute to Youth Soccer Coaches!

I want to send out a big thanks to all of the volunteer youth soccer coaches out there. Volunteering as a recreation soccer coach can be tough. Trying to maintain scheduling, locations, transportation, and organization of the team is hard enough. Then there are the (sometimes overenthusiastic) parents who can make games and practices even tougher. Not to mention some of those questionable calls from the refs that can leave coaches and players feeling deflated and frustrated.

Once they get passed that, coaches are responsible for figuring out what activities are appropriate for their team while managing risks, having a plan for medical emergencies, and making sure to have all the proper equipment. After all of that, coaches have to find a way to keep the game fun and engaging for their team.

Coaches have a real impact on players, parents, and communities. They are mentors, friends, tacticians, and leaders. Most of all, youth soccer wouldn’t exist without them. So thank you for everything you do and keep up the good work! SoccerTech will be here to help.

Rob Karas
USSF A | NSCAA International Premier | US Goalkeeping License

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Making a “Special” soccer player. What does it take?

Hi again everyone. Coach Rob here with SoccerTech!

This past weekend started another MLS Season. It was so cool to see Atlanta United with over 50 thousand fans at its home opener and seeing Orlando with its new soccer stadium and having over 30 thousand fans supporting the team. It was also great seeing some of my pro players that I train during the offseason.

As I was watching some of the games and also switching back and forth with the English Premier League and the Bundesliga, it reminded me what the MLS game is missing. It’s not the fans, the stadiums, or league structure, it’s missing “special” players.
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What Makes a Good Youth Soccer Coach?

What Makes a Good Youth Soccer Coach? Thoughts From Coach Rob, Creator of SoccerTech.

Hey everyone, Coach Rob here. I have been fortunate enough to coach soccer for over 30 years at all levels. During that time, I’ve been a club director, state technical director, college coach, and professional coach. I have also traveled over to Europe to work with and observe several professional clubs to see how they organize their youth soccer training programs. Here are some important core concepts that I think help define what makes a good youth soccer coach.
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A Message from Coach Rob, Creator of SoccerTech


I’m Coach Rob, the creator of SoccerTech. I created this youth soccer training program for all the players, coaches, and parents who are looking for ways to take their game and their players’ game to the next level.

If you were to ask any high-level player what was the one thing they do to improve their game, it would be that they spend time on their own perfecting the skills that it takes to take them to the next level.
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Have you seen this? Messi the King Dribbling Skills and Goals

We love Lionel Messi. His speed and skill are absolutely entertaining to watch. Messi has developed a very good touch on the ball that allows him to speedily get around defending players as if they were standing still. He is able to get a lot of touches on the ball in a short distance.

To develop this type of touch, it requires daily practice doing different drills using all areas of the foot. This is what the Soccer Tech player development platform help players achieve.

The following video uploaded to YouTube by YouTube user “Feel My Style“, demonstrates Messi’s skill as he seems to effortlessly humiliate world class players.

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Abby Wambach retires. What’s her next move?

Abby Wambach played her final game as a professional soccer player this last Sunday. In doing so, she closed a chapter in U.S. Women’s soccer that has spanned 21 years. We at Soccer Tech have admired what Abby has accomplished in her career and what she has done for the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Her final game was her 255th for the national team. She was one of the best strikers the team has ever had scoring 184 goals during her career. Abby played in four World Cups (winning one) and captured two Olympic gold medals. She was also named Fifa world player of the year in 2012.

We are excited to see what Abby’s next move will be and how she will continue to impact U.S. Women’s Soccer.

Check out the tribute to Abby Wambach video below to see some of the highlights of her accomplished career. `

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Have you seen this? Neymar’s amazing footwork with F2 Freestylers.

The F2Freestylers – Ultimate Soccer Skills Channel YouTube channel is amazing. These guys have very high-level skills and technique. If you haven’t seen their videos, you need to.

In this video, F2Freestylers had a chance to workout with Neymar from FC Barcelona. He is arguably one of the best players in the world right now and only continues to get better. Watch the video below to see one of the reasons Neymar is so amazing.

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Black Friday Contest Winner

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Black Friday contest and helped make it a success!

A special congratulations to Shaun Johnson, the winner of a 1-year subscription to Soccer Tech’s Player Portal! We hope you enjoy improving your game over the next year with our drills and practices!

Keep up with Soccer Tech on Facebook for more ways to enter and win your own subscription to the Player’s Portal! Can’t wait? Sign up for your own 14-day free trial right now here.
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Justen Glad for Soccer Tech

Professional soccer player, Justen Glad, trains with Soccer Tech. By utilizing the Soccer Tech system, Justen can work on his passing, shooting, ball control, dribbling skills, and technique.

View the video to see Justen and his brother Eric perform just a small sample of the workouts you can find on the Soccer Tech player training platform.

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A Soccer Ball for Social Change

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Kizazi: The Next Brand of Soccer

Checkout the brand that is changing the future of soccer, both on and off the field.  Kizazi brings soccer a unique, top-of-the-line soccer ball that is manufactured to meet FIFA competition standards and created to end world poverty. That’s right, Kizazi is a brand that is turning the international game we all know and love into a force for positive social change.

“There’s a reason soccer is played in every country on earth.” – Kizazi CEO and Founder Franco Silva

SoccerTech is happy to see companies like Kizazi uniting the 3.5 billion soccer fans of the world for the greater good. For every Kizazi soccer ball you purchase, 30% of the profits go towards a microloan that will empower communities in need across the world to create long term solutions to fight poverty. Kizazi also manufactures soccer balls in an environmentally responsible and ethical way, which means no child labor and fair working conditions. Kizazi’s product a welcome reminder to SoccerTech and all fans of the game that the power to make a difference is in our hands. And, we think their product is pretty cool.

So, next time you play soccer, what will you play for?