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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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Media

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Latest Blog

Performance Improvement Tip #3: A young players practical guide to goal setting

Ask any young player what their soccer goals are and they will inevitably talk about playing for one of the top club in the world – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United. As I’ve spoken in my earlier blogs […]

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Performance Improvement Tip #3: Technique + Game Intelligence = Success

As I mentioned in the first article yesterday technical development should be placed at the cornerstone of youth development. Technical ability is a base requirement and will ultimately determine how far young players will go in the game. If young […]

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Performance Improvement Tip #1: Improve contact time with the ball

One of the biggest challenges that young Canadian players face is the lack of contact time with the ball. Young Brazilian players are spending 12-15 hours a week working on their ball skills and young European players are training five […]

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1,000 Blogs in 1,000 days on youth soccer performance development

I have been coaching soccer for 19 years in Canada! During that time, we have failed to qualify for the 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and now the 2018 World Cups! Every year we use the same excuses – not […]

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The Ongoing Quest to Successfully Engage today’s Young Soccer Players

Last week, I came across the work of Sir Kenneth Robinson for the first time. Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He is […]

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Technique and Game Intelligence = Success

As young players advance in the game, it is important that they start learning game intelligence and combining this with technique. When they start playing at ages as young as 4 or 5 the more athletic and skillful players enjoy […]

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A Defining Moment

It was one of those moments that you don’t forget. There I was sitting, enjoying a nice dinner and going on about the deficiencies in Canadian soccer development. I had reason to be smug after a nice article in the […]

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