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Guide to Choosing the Right Soccer Cleats

When it comes to soccer gear, cleats are one of the most important items. Choosing the right soccer cleats can significantly improve a player's performance.

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20 Minute Indoor HIIT Workout for Soccer Players

If you're a football/soccer player looking to stay fit during the off season, this 20-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout is perfect for you.

Player Development
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5 Steps for Successful Pre-Season Soccer Training

Pre-season training is a crucial aspect of preparing for soccer season, whether you’re just starting out or playing on competitive ECNL teams.

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Watch: Make Highlight Reels with Trace iD

Learn how to make highlight reels in minutes without leaving Trace! Make soccer highlight reels that stand out, with spotlight and other personalization features.

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College Soccer Showcases: Everything You Need to Know

The complete guide to attending a college soccer showcase, with tips on how to get noticed and find the best fit at the next level.

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Why You Don’t Need Video Editing Apps to Create Soccer Highlight Videos

Want to create the best soccer highlight videos? You don’t need video editing apps, just an AI-powered sports camera.

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6 Things to Consider When Filming Soccer Games with your Phone

Filming soccer games with your phone should allow you to find every angle each game. With the help of Trace, now you can.

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5 Reasons Why Editing Your Soccer Highlight Video is Outdated

Editing soccer highlight videos takes time and money you could have back if you turn to the newest technology.

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The Difference Between NCAA and NAIA College Soccer

Looking to play college soccer? Here's a breakdown of the differences at the NCAA and NAIA levels.

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Basic Guide to the Coaching License Pathway in US Soccer

A short-form guide to the progression of coaching licenses necessary to climb the ranks in US soccer.

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Why Your Coaching Philosophy Needs to Constantly Adapt in Youth Soccer

As youth soccer continues to grow and evolve, so must your coaching philosophy.

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How to Build an Effective Practice Plan in Youth Soccer

A quick guide for building the most effect team practice plan for youth soccer teams.

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Webinar: Getting Players Into the Best D1 Soccer Programs

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Why Youth Soccer Players Need More Attention than One Coach Offers

Learn how to balance the demands of coaching a youth soccer team and give your players the attention they need.

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6 Things Every Soccer Coach Can Do to Prioritize Player Development

Want to prioritize player development on your way to winning soccer games? Here are six things you can do as a coach!

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Setting Goals in Sports: Why It's Important and How to Do It

Discover the importance of goal setting in sports and learn how to establish goals for every athlete and team.

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7 Tips to Strengthen Player-Coach Relationships

Communication can be difficult in sports, especially in any player-coach relationship. These seven tips are sure to help.

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How Video Analysis with Trace Can Improve Your Team

Want to see your team perform better? Check out how video analysis can help improve individual and team play.

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Athlete Advice for Preventing Sports Burnout

College athletes share advice on avoiding burnout, staying motivated, and more.

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Why You Need a Soccer Highlight Video for College Recruiting

Why the college soccer recruiting process has become so virtual and why highlight videos are more than important than ever.

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The Top Benefits of Video Analysis in Sports

Recording games just isn't enough anymore. Here are six reasons your team should be doing video analysis this season.

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College Soccer Recruiting: How Coaches Can Help Players Stand Out

RSVP for our live college soccer recruiting webinar with former D1 coach Diego Bocanegra.

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6 Ways Families Benefit from Recording Games with Trace

Families can now move forward with Trace at any time, and here's why it might be a perfect fit for you and your kids.

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How to Handle a Disappointing Tryout with Your Athlete

A disappointing tryout can be overwhelming for any athlete. Here's how you as a parent can help them bounce back.

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5 Keys to Successful Offseason Training

Big strides can be made during the offseason, but you may not know where to start. Here's a guide to stay sharp.

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How One Coach Uses Trace Soccer Game Film for Player Homework

How one soccer coach uses the Trace camera for actionable post-game analysis.

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Apex Futbol Club: LATEST GOALS

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What Coaches Look For At Youth Soccer Tryouts

Here's what coaches are looking for in players at soccer tryouts and how players can stand out.

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How to Navigate Tryouts in Youth Sports: Parent Tips

There's no hiding the stress that can come with tryouts in youth sports. Here's how you can help as a parent.

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King's United FC: LATEST GOALS

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5 Ways Coaches Can Encourage Their Youth Sports Team

Every team has their ups and downs. Here are 5 ways you can encourage your players at all times.

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How Your Club Can Benefit By Keeping Up With The Latest Sports Technology

It can be difficult to keep up with the latest sports technology. Here are a few reasons why your club can benefit from staying up to date.

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How One Athlete Uses Her Trace iD for College Recruiting

Trace iD is the home for all your best moments. Here's how one athlete uses Trace iD so effectively.

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How to Prevent Burnout in Youth Sports

Burnout in youth sports has been a wide topic of discussion as of late. Here are a few signs to be aware of.

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The Best Gameday Meals For Peak Athletic Performance

To play your best, you have to feel your best. That means fueling your body with delicious and nutritious foods like these.

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Watch: What's New Spring 2022 AMA

Learn how Trace iD helps coaches identify talent by empowering players during the college recruitment process.

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Tactics and Formations for 9v9 Soccer

Tournament season means U10 teams trying out 9v9 soccer for the first time. Get a head start with these tips for success!

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3 Signs Your Soccer Player is Ready for the Next Level

Looking for signs that your player is ready for the next step? Here are 3 things to look for on and off the field.

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Pregame Tips to Help You Perform at Your Very Best

How do you prepare for every soccer game? These five pregame tips will help you feel relaxed, confident and powerful.

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5 Ways to Build Community Within Your Team

Strategies for bringing teams together around shared goals, team bonding, and building team leaders.

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What to Say on the Ride Home After a Loss

A few tips to turn the ride home after a soccer game into an opportunity for recovery, relaxation and positive reflection.

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Five Videos to Help You Scan the Field and Build Awareness

Learn how this simple, essential skill will help you see opponents, find teammates and recognize space.

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7 Things to Know About Soccer Combines

What players should know when planning to attend a combine to get noticed by college coaches.

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How to Write the Perfect Trace iD Bio

Check out these tips to craft a perfect Trace iD bio and seal a scholarship to your dream school!

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Self-Reflection Builds Confidence!
Using Positive Self-Reflection to Boost Soccer Skills

Self-reflection empowers players. Use our guided questions to build reflection as a valuable lifelong habit.

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Top Soccer Goalie Drills for Diving & Agility

Goalkeepers have to be explosive. Train your reflexes with these soccer goalie drills from Football DNA.

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Our Favorite Defensive Soccer Drills

Every player is a defender. Cultivate that instinct with amazing defensive soccer drills from our friends at Football DNA.

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Watch: Take Charge of the Soccer Recruiting Process with Trace iD

Learn how Trace iD helps coaches identify talent by empowering players during the college recruitment process.

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Watch: Trace iD Playlists for Soccer Player Development

Trace iD helps soccer players take charge of their own development by making video review easy, engaging and fun.

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Watch: Trace iD Profiles for Coaches

Learn how soccer coaches are using Trace iD to make video analysis easy, and to promote individual and team development.

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How to Use Soccer Statistics to Improve

Soccer statistics don't tell the whole story, but they can be a valuable learning tool to help you elevate your game.

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The Benefits of Trace iD vs. Traditional Soccer Highlight Videos

Trace iD is a simple and seamless solution to the headache of making traditional soccer highlight videos.

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Top Soccer Drills for 10 Year Old Players

These soccer drills for 10 year olds teach young players to love the game & develop skills in a fun way.

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Individualized Soccer Training with Trace iD

How to use Trace moments + Trace iD for personalized training sessions and individualized feedback.

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Trace vs. Veo For Recording Soccer Games

Trace offers more personalization, more features, and a more easy and seamless experience.

MLS NEXT vs. ECNL vs. GA: How to Choose Your Soccer League

These three leagues all offer elite resources and exposure. So which top-tier competition is right for your player?

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Fundamental Soccer Drills for 5 Year Olds

It's never too young to start playing. Build your kiddo's confidence with our guide to soccer drills for 5 year olds.

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Trace Toolkit: Crossing and Finishing

Build confidence and a lethal goalscoring touch with these super crossing and finishing drills.

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Trace Toolkit: Shooting Drills to Score More Goals

Scoring goals is harder than it looks. These shooting drills will help players develop confidence in front of goal.

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Trace Toolkit: Creating More (and Better) Chances

Scoring goals depends on creating chances. Help your teams play free-flowing soccer with these creative attacking drills!

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Trace Toolkit: Keeping Possession

Use these possession games to make keeping the ball feel purposeful and exciting.

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Trace Toolkit: The Art of the Rondo

Rondos are a valuable soccer coaching tool. Spice up your team's sessions with these fun new rondo variations!

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New Pathways to US Professional Women's Soccer

Exciting new developments in professional women's soccer offer a streamlined pathway for youth players.

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Trace Toolkit: How to Build Soccer Speed and Agility

Train yourself to be faster, quicker, and sharper on the field with simple methods.

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How (and Why) to Improve Your Soccer Vision

Stellar soccer vision comes from hard work and good habits. Read how to enhance on-field awareness.

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How the U.S. Men’s Professional Soccer Pyramid Impacts Youth Players

The US soccer system is still not perfect, but new structure offers youth players a smoother pathway to the pros.

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Transitioning From 9v9 to 11v11 in Youth Soccer

The challenges that youth soccer players must overcome when making the transition from 9v9 to 11v11.

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Why Short-Form Video Works for U8 to U11 Teams

Why U12 and younger players love to watch and learn from short-form, personalized video.

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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Soccer Off the Field

Tips for keeping players excited and engaged with soccer when they are out of season.

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The Trace Guide to Building Out of the Back

Building out of the back is a key skill for creating opportunities and structuring the field to your advantage.

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6 Tips for Coaching Young Teams with Trace

Read 6 tips for using soccer game film and video to coach players under 12 years old.

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Workshop: NIL Changes & High School Athletes

What do NIL rule changes mean for high school athletes? How should athletes prepare?

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Radar View and Heat Maps in Youth Soccer

How to use radar view and heat maps to win more games and improve your performance faster.

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Watch: Soccer Profiles That Get Noticed

Key factors for choosing the right college soccer program to find the best possible fit.

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A Checklist for Choosing the Right College Soccer Program

Key factors for choosing the right college soccer program to find the best possible fit.

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How New NIL Rules Affect High School Players

Will the new NCAA rules around name, image, and likeness (NIL) trickle down to high school sports?

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What College Soccer ID Camps Should Your Child Attend?

Learn how to decide which college soccer ID camp to attend and the differences between college ID camps.

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How to Get Players to Watch Soccer Game Film

How can coaches get players to watch game film and utilize soccer cameras most effectively?

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Are You a Perfectionist on the Soccer Field?

Learn how to control perfectionism and engage in healthy self-criticism of performance on the field.

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ECNL vs ECRL: How Are They Different?

What's the difference between ECNL and ECRL? How do players decide where they should play?

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Better Team or More Playing Time on the Soccer Field?

How should players and parents prioritize playing time in relation to level of competition?

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Wells Thompson on Excelling in Youth Soccer

Former MLS player Wells Thompson will give his advice on improving performance for pre-college athletes.

Player Development
5 Strategies For Building a Winning Mindset on the Soccer Field

Tips for staying mentally fit on the soccer field to reduce anxiety and improve performance.

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The College Soccer Recruiting Timeline

When should high school athletes start thinking about college soccer recruiting?

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The Guided Discovery Method of Coaching Soccer

The guided discovery method of coaching is a way to create self-thinking players.

Player Development
Workshop: Strengthen Mindset to Elevate Soccer Skills

Learn strategies for staying mentally sharp using obstacles to your advantage.

Player Development
Soccer Cameras: To Lease or To Own?

Is it better to own or to lease cameras for recording soccer games?

D1 College Soccer: Expectations vs. Reality

What does it take to play college soccer? What does a typical day look like for a student-athlete?

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