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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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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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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

Performance Improvement Tip : Self Manage your Mental Skills

Posted on October 12, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC One of the key attributes that determines the success of young players is their mental skill-set. Typically, top professional clubs will assess mental attributes such as attitude, focus during training and […]

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Performance Improvement Tip # 27: Develop your interpersonal skills

Posted on October 11, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC Last week it was reported that Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has banned Wi-Fi from the clubs training ground in an effort to improve the inter-personal communication amongst the players. Good communication […]

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Performance Improvement Tip: Learn different positions

One of the challenges we face in North America is our tendency to place young players in specific positions at young ages. Typically, coaches will place children in positions based on physical size, level of aggression, speed and technical ability. […]

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Performance Improvement Tip # 26: Develop your balance – it is an important skill often overlooked

Balance is an important skill to develop for young players. Players are required to complete soccer tasks balanced on one leg. Passing, receiving, shooting, crossing and dribbling are all completed while balancing on one leg. Many players and coaches overlook […]

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Performance Improvement Tip: Lessons from Dennis Bergkamp

Posted on October 8, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC Dennis Bergkamp is widely regarded as one of the finest and most creative players to play in the English Premiership League.  He joined Arsenal in 1995 and helped the club to […]

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Performance Improvement Tip # 25: Don’t be a slave to team results

Posted on October 7, 2016 by 1v1 Soccer FC  It is very important that young players gain control over their emotions during the development process. They need to be capable of handling success in a reflective and positive manner. One […]

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Performance Improvement Tip # 24: Foster your passion for the game

I firmly believe that the players who have a true love of the game have a greater chance to play at the highest levels. Training is, after all, hard work! There will be inevitable set-backs along the way such as […]

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Performance Improvement Tip# 23: Maximize your potential – join the best learning environment

When everyone thinks of the most successful youth environments in recent history we think of the players that have been developed at Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy and the Manchester United class of 92. La Masia was an old Catalan […]

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Performance Improvement Tip # 22: Understand your starting position and roles on the field

The development of young players is much more successful when they understand what is required of them. I advocate that up to U15 young players tactical training should be restricted to developing awareness on the field. In effect, what space […]

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Performance Improvement Tip #11: Be Humble and Learn

This summer at Euros 2016, it was the triumph of the underdog. Wales reached the semi-finals, Iceland humbled England and my own team Northern Ireland made it through to the last 16 – against all the odds! This followed on […]

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