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ABOUT ME               Read Rest of Jeff Mahoney’s Article In My Own Words I was raised in Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1981. In 2000, I founded 1v1 Soccer FC and was […]

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Book

Burlington/Ancaster, Ontario – A new book by Ian McClurg, technical director of 1 v 1 Soccer FC, outlines the academy’s unique approach to developing young players. The recently-released Play the 1 v 1 Way: Soccer Tips From and Emerging Talent […]

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Services

As a performance coach I am always looking for new ways to assist young players fulfill their soccer potential. It is our aim to continue to push the boundaries within this area in the coming months.         […]

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Latest Blog

Train and Play in Europe at Professional Academies – A Proven 4 Step Process

Since I launched 1v1 Soccer FC in 2000 our vision has remained the same – to provide players in Canada with training experiences comparable to leading soccer nations. Our players have attracted the interest of Sevilla (Spain), FC Porto (Portugal), […]

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FC Porto Academy Trip Observations

1v1 Soccer Players Training at the FC Porto Youth Academy On March 9th eight players from the 1v1 Soccer FC Masters program learn more travelled to Portugal to train at the FC Porto youth academy. The objective of the trip […]

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Performance Improvement Tip # 31: Develop at your own pace, you don’t have to be in a certain program at a certain age

Posted on October 31, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC One of the greatest impediments of youth development in sports is the pressure placed on young players, by coaches and parents. One of the greatest pieces of advice that I can […]

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Performance Improvement Tip # 30: Use your phone….and maximize your potential

Posted on October 21, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC In recent weeks several professional coaches have spoke up or taken actions against players being on their phones excessively. Pep Guardiola at Manchester City has removed Wi-Fi from Manchester City’s training […]

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Performance Improvement Tip # 29: How to Prepare for Pathways to Europe

Posted on October 19, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC As soccer nations, the US and Canada are still very young. With that comes a lack of structure at the professional levels of the game, when compared to the more “mature” […]

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Performance Tip # 28: Supplement Team Training with Individual Training

Posted on October 18, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC                   Several studies have confirmed that the number of hours of “deliberate practice” play a greater role in the development of young players […]

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Performance Improvement Tip : Be smarter than other players

Posted on October 17, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC Men’s Health magazine reported in 2012 that research by Predrag Petrovic (PhD and lead researcher at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm) concluded that soccer players score within the top 2 to 5 […]

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Performance Improvement Tip : Develop your creativity

Posted on October 15, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC In the modern game, it is the teams that are the most creative in the final third that have the most success. Teams do not necessarily have to have the most […]

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Performance Improvement Tip : Self Assess your Performance

Posted on October 14, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC An important part of youth development is developing the entire person — not just the soccer player. We expect young people to go onto the field of play and make smart, […]

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Performance Improvement Tip: Dare to Dream

Posted on October 13, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC During this summer I was fortunate to travel to France to watch Northern Ireland play in the Euros. We over-achieved as a small country of only 1.8 million people. The team […]

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