Thomas More WSOC 2016 NSCAA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

November 23rd, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

Thomas More is a NCAA Division III college located 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio on an idyllic 100 acre campus in the rolling hills of Northern Kentucky. The Saints women’s soccer program has earned the 2016 NSCAA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year and is one of only three schools in the nation to make the Sectional [...]

Value of Assistant Coaches

November 20th, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

As someone who has been a full-time assistant coach there are not many articles written on being an assistant or about their value. Early in my career coaching club and high school there is typically a single head coach with some part time help. As head coach in those situations I try to find people [...]

Comparing Bruce Arena & Bill Belichick

November 7th, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

Two recent articles, based on peer interviews, about coaches with great resumes have popped up and are great reads for both veteran and aspiring coaches alike.. The first is on Bruce Arena and the second is on Bill Belichick The parallels between the two are numerous: out work the competition, use of statistics, ability to [...]

Lutheran High School Girl’s Soccer All-American and Team Sportsmanship Awards

June 30th, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

The Lutheran All American Association presents the following awards for the 2015-16 high school season. Nominations are due via e-mail by May 30, 2016. Information and nomination forms can be found on www.LutheranAllAmerican.org. The Lutheran High School Girl’s Soccer All-American Award is a unified Lutheran Girl’s Soccer All-American program that brings together the student-athletes from all Lutheran denominations [...]

Comparing U18 Boys Soccer Rosters in each State to Freshman Mens College Roster Availability: States with Excess Soccer Players

April 18th, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

Sports Geographer BJ Pheasant has calculated the ratios of needed incoming male college freshman soccer players versus the number of 12th grade boys soccer players in each state. The ratio shows the number of players from each U18 club team needed to play in college soccer to fill the incoming freshman class in each state. [...]

Comparing U18 Girls Soccer Rosters in each State to Freshman Womens College Roster Availability: States with Excess Soccer Players

March 10th, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

Sports Geographer BJ Pheasant has calculated the ratios of needed incoming female college freshman soccer players versus the number of 12th grade girls soccer players in each state. The ratio shows the number of players from each U18 club team needed to play in college soccer to fill the incoming freshman class in each state. [...]

Factors in Managing a Successful College Athletic Program—NCAA D3 80% RECRUITING 10% ACADEMICS 10% COACHING

October 25th, 2015Posted by BJ Pheasant

Is coaching the most important factor in developing a winning athletic program? Research says no. Recruiting is a significantly more important factor to a team’s success. Factors in Managing a Successful College Athletic Program—NCAA D3 80% RECRUITING 10% ACADEMICS 10% COACHING

Lutheran High School Girl’s Soccer All-American and Team Sportsmanship Awards

June 30th, 2015Posted by BJ Pheasant

The Lutheran All American Association presents the following awards for the 2014-15 high school season. Nominations are due via e-mail by May 30, 2015. Information and nomination forms can be found on www.LutheranAllAmerican.org. The Lutheran High School Girl’s Soccer All-American Award is a unified Lutheran Girl’s Soccer All-American program that brings together the student-athletes from all Lutheran denominations [...]

2015 Women’s World Cup – How are my favorites doing?

June 21st, 2015Posted by BJ Pheasant

Before the Women’s World Cup in Canada I talked about the four teams I thought had the best chance to win the Cup. They are USA, Japan, Germany, and France. So far, two of those teams have played poorly (USA and Japan) and two have played well (Germany and France). USA is not playing well [...]

Dennis Bergkamp: It’s About the First Touch

May 5th, 2015Posted by BJ Pheasant

Dennis Bergkamp is one of the great soccer players in history. He is involved with Ajax as coach and it is where he played as youth. He is also interested in returning to Arsenal as a coach where he was part of many memorable moments, including the undefeated Invincibles. The number one skill on the [...]

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