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Tips for 2017 – The Tools You Already Have (FREE Download)

Darren Laver from the ISSA has produced 6 very important topics to guide you in setting goals and how to take action to achieve your goals.  Often the goal we want to achieve remains just that, a goal. The difficulty to achieving it lies in not having a way to do so. We can just wing it and try everything in the book, but our haphazard efforts will only tire us out and leave us frustrated. This makes it all too easy to give up. Thus we can be our own worst enemies. But when we have a clear and robust process, one that is up to the task of getting us to where we want to go, we have a very good shot of finding some kind of success. This booklet, based on the Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) process, presents powerful tools for those who are serious about improving their skills. NLP stresses that words matter, especially the words and thoughts you use to talk about yourself, because such things really do affect your brain. The process has the added benefit of promoting, if not demanding, personal growth. Additionally, NLP has the flexibility to suit your own unique way of learning, while still maintaining a clear procedural structure. Ultimately, the hope is that NLP helps you find practices to bring out the best in you, as well as ways to further build on those qualities. 6 very important topics: The Well-Formed Outcome Playing the Sedulous Ape Durability, Dedication and Positivity Identifying Real Results Clean Up the Noise Elegant Description, or Tell It To Grandma Download Here The Tools You Already Have

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Soccer Stories|

Tips for 2017 – Ready… Set… Goal (FREE Download)

Darren Laver from the ISSA has produced 6 very important topics to guide you in setting goals for 2017. It’s always a great feeling when something wonderful happens to us. But if we really desire to contribute something wonderful to the world, something that comes from a genuine place within us, we can’t go about our days waiting for things to happen to us. But making our dream into reality is not a simple matter. Even before we act upon it, the dream we want to achieve has first to be transmuted into a goal, but not just any old goal—it must be a well-formed one. Based on the Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) goal-setting model known as the “well-formed outcome,” this booklet will walk you through 6 steps designed to bring clarity to your vision and imbue your actions with greater impact and meaning. While the steps are meant to be followed chronologically (step 1, then 2, then 3, etc.), they are also useful to reconsider on their own, after first completing the program in its entirety. Now let’s get ready to set some goals! 6 very important topics: State It In The Positive Context and Boundaries Self-Achievable Advantages and Disadvantages Evidence Is It Worthwhile? Download Here Ready...Set...Goal (NLP Goal-Setting Booklet)

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Soccer Stories|

Street Soccer: The Coaches’ Guide: Coaching People, Creating Players – by Darren Laver

New Coaching Book OUT NOW Street soccer is exciting, creative, and fun. But even the most creative players need a good coach to realize their potential. This book to street soccer coaching is written by the founder of the International Street Soccer Association (ISSA), and is an informative, practical, and easy-to-use handbook for soccer coaches of all levels. The best way to nurture creativity is to have an optimal learning environment. The ISSA has spent decades developing the best and most efficient coaching methods to create such an environment and shape better players and teams. In the book, these methods and strategies are detailed for every street soccer coach, whether coaching a grassroots team or a professional club. Street Soccer: The Coaches Guide contains 50 games small sided and 1-v-1that coaches can try out with their players in order to become more successful and still have fun. This book presents a fresh, modern, creative and holistic form of soccer coaching in an informative and easy-to-use format. It will help everyone become a great street soccer coach and learn a creative, efficient, and dynamic way to coach the beautiful game. BUY NOW AT - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Street-Soccer-Coaches-Coaching-Creating/dp/1782550879

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Soccer Stories|

Welcoming Mark Tiernan to the ISSA family (ISSA Training License Provider)

Street Soccer Ireland is a uniquely fun & creative approach to soccer skills coaching. Head coach Mark Tiernan, delivers high energy workshops where kids can express themselves freely with a football at their feet. Small-sided games, skills coaching & team building exercises are blended with music to give a truly engaging soccer experience for all ages.

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Soccer Stories|

ISSA – Creative Skill Camps 2016 (Arkansas)

"This camp should be mandatory for every kid in America who plays soccer. It offers a unique training experience that you do not find in any other soccer camps. First, it is fun, and the kids leave smiling and enthused about playing soccer. The ones I know wanted to keep a ball at their foot at home for the entire week thanks to what happens during the three hours of camp. Second, this camp teaches creative thinking in the game, an area typically lacking in this country as too often kids have the creativity beaten out of them by screaming adults on the sidelines. Third, Darren Laver has an incredible perspective and approach on youth soccer. Some of the advice he gives to the kids during the camp is just brilliant. My son left camp after the first day with an expression that said this is the soccer experience he has been looking for, and it is the one camp where you can actually see it make a difference during the following season. Thank goodness this camp came to our area." Matt Dishongh (Parent / Coach)

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Soccer Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Darren Laver and the ISSA joins the Street Soccer Foundation – Sierra Leone

Street Soccer Foundation – Sierra Leone is a recognised youth serving charity that is working closely with the Ministry of Sport, Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and children`s Affairs and the National Youth Commission in Sierra Leone. We have been very instrumental in facilitating the develop of creative football players and inspiring young people to change their own lives through the power of football. Implementing educational programmes aimed at promoting leadership and sustainability. Used football as a means of engaging children and young people living both in shelter and on the road. We touch the lives of children and young people and make a significant change through the beautiful game of football. The Foundation, and our members, are committed to ensuring safe environments for children and young people and believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to recommend best practice which protects them. We have long held in esteem and chosen Mr. Laver as a board member of the Sierra Leone Street Soccer Foundation. His value to our organization is critical, as his role consists of determining the organization’s mission and vision. He is also responsible for reviewing and judging performance of other coaches. Furthermore, as a board member, he oversees our endeavour to ensure adequate resources, manage resources effectively, determine, monitor, and strengthen the Foundation’s funding priorities and programs, enhance the foundation’s public standing and ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability.

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: Soccer Stories|