Football Training

Football training and youth football coaching articles on Soccerlens.

Best Goalkeeper Training Tips & Goalkeeping Equipment

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Following on our article on the art and science of goalkeeping, here are some of the goalkeeper training tips that I utilize with my...

The Art and Science of Goalkeeping

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Goalkeeping is a special position that takes a special individual to play. I should know - I have been playing it for 15...

MLS Youth Academies Signal Changes in U.S. Player Development

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This article was originally published on American Soccer News and is reprinted here by their permission. Please visit their website for the latest American...

How can we help American youth training?

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In part one, I looked at the differences between German and American youth training methods. In part two, I look at the different ways...

Youth Training – USA v Germany

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Despite the fact that on any given weekend Americans drive through the suburbs and see lush green fields spattered with kids playing soccer, the...

Coaching Young Players

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In these heady days of multi-billionaire takeovers of clubs in the English Premiership and Championship, the subject of developing young players has again risen...

Chelsea Launch US Youth Soccer Initiative

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Chelsea FC have announced their plan to build a network of top youth clubs across America to develop Chelsea Soccer Schools, a new Tournament...

Youth Football in the US

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Ruud Gullit: 'We can't play sexy football at LA Galaxy' "I can't play sexy football with this team at the moment because we are...

Interview with Luma Mufleh, Youth Coach and Founder of the Fugees Family

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Image courtesy of Luma Mufleh and the Fugees Family. Recently, Soccerlens profiled a humanitarian non-profit organization that assists refugees: The Fugees Family: Pride and Prejudice...

Beckham, Pele and investing in grassroots football

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We've talked a lot about youth football here on Soccerlens, especially where non-official ventures such as the Ministry of Football and Fugees Family are...

How to improve Grassroots Football in England

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The English FA's initiative to increase investment in grassroots football as well as formal recognition for the need to concentrate on helping referees, improving...

Interview with Liam Brady – Arsenal Academy Director

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With a suitcase full of belongings at his feet, 15-year-old schoolboy Liam Brady stood nervously inside Highbury's marble halls, day dreaming he would one...