A Look Ahead to The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

It’s getting closer! We’ve been waiting four years for this, but the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is less than a month away.

The eighth installment of women’s soccer’s international championship tournament begins June 7, 2019, in France – a rookie as a host country, with nine cities participating. Here at Total Soccer, your personal soccer training experts in Montgomery County, PA, we approach every major soccer event with great excitement, but this year’s Women’s World Cup is especially intriguing. Continue reading “A Look Ahead to The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup”

3 Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Great Goalie

Here at Total Soccer, we offer soccer lessons near Montgomery County that work towards helping you become a premier goalkeeper. Through our Total Keeper goalie training program, players looking to advance their goalkeeping skills can do so through specialized training with supportive trainers.  

While every role on the soccer field requires its own form of skill and ability, the goalkeeper position is arguably one of the most demanding and crucial spots on the field. Depending on how you look at it, the goalie position can make or break a game. Being a soccer goalie requires dedication and concentration for 90 minutes or more. It also requires tons of practice. Continue reading “3 Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Great Goalie”

Clearing the Ball with Purpose: How to Relieve Pressure Effectively as a Defender

At young ages, defenders are often taught that clearing the ball means either knocking it safely out of bounds or booting it as far upfield as possible. Though this can be effective for youth soccer players in America, it is a habit that must be broken for growing defenders who wish to play at higher levels.

In this post, we’ll discuss what clearing the ball should look like in various scenarios. We’ll explain what defenders should do in high, medium, and low-pressure situations to clear the ball effectively, so youth soccer players can begin to grow this facet of their game and become more valuable assets for their teams. Continue reading “Clearing the Ball with Purpose: How to Relieve Pressure Effectively as a Defender”