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Leadership by Connecting at Otterbein University

Ross Leadership Institute series at Otterbein University (5/19/15) Jay Martin speaking about Leadership.

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The Key to Coaching Credibility


by Dr Jay Martin Coaching credibility…so important and yet so difficult to define. Thanks to the US Olympic Committee and the US Olympic e-zine, Dr. Sean McCann and Dr. Gregory Dale talk about credibility at length in the Spring 2007

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How To Coach Soccer Players For Game Intensity


Have you ever wondered how to coach soccer players for game level intensity? After a 1-0 loss to the LA Galaxy in a US Open Cup game, Columbus Crew coach Sigi Schmid suggested to the press that some of the younger Crew

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The Difference Between Coaching And Training

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 by Dr. Jay Martin Johan Cruyff once said that England is a land of trainers and not coaches.  Which are you?  A trainer or a coach? There is a difference. Although Mr. Cruyff suggests that England has trainers and few

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Conflict Between Coaches and Officials


by Dr. Jay Martin The relationship between coaches and officials seems to be getting worse.  After observing the interaction between coaches and officials for over thirty years, it is getting worse.  It is getting worse at all levels.  The relationship between

Posted in Coaching, Dr. Jay Martin

The Cost of International Soccer in the US


By Dr. Jay Martin This past summer saw the usual flood of international teams come to the United States to play an assortment of MLS teams.   They came to make money, gain exposure in the States and prepare for their season. 

Posted in American Soccer, Major League Soccer

Ignore the Dominant Paradigm in College Soccer


by Dr Jay Martin It’s October.  The summer is over. That means high school, club and college soccer gear up again.  Every team in the country is undefeated.  The high school teams are looking forward to competing for a league

Posted in American Soccer, Coaching, College Soccer

Soccer Scholarships? Don’t make me laugh!


 by Dr Jay Martin Soccer Scholarships?  Don’t make me laugh! In early March Bill Pennington wrote a four part series for the New York Times about DI athletics.  With these two articles as an entrée, it seems like a good

Posted in College Soccer, Scholarship

Burnout Ahead?


By Jay Martin The headline in the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch read, “Top soccer players don’t have time to kick back.”  The story documented the summer of a number of Central Ohio soccer players, both boys and girls.   All told

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What is American Soccer?

by Dr. Jay Martin American soccer has an inferiority complex. We have been told for so many years that we are not good enough that we now believe it!!   We don’t have the technique of Brazil; the savvy of

Posted in Mindset & Stragegy

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