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  • Apps to Track Menstruation for Injury

      Research has begun to focus more on menstruation and its effects on young women’s health.  Women have long known that during different ...
  • Height of Female Soccer Players

    By Ashley Templeton   The height of female soccer players is usually taller than the average for women. The average height for a women’s soccer t...
  • UEFA Championship League

      The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) is the governing body for football (soccer) in Europe and parts of Asia.  In total, it is resp...
  • Soccer Gap Year Programs

      What is a Gap Year? Gap years are typically year-long breaks that students take either before or after their university experience.  During t...
  • Soccer Combines in 2022

    There are a few companies in the US that work with European and other foreign clubs.  Most of these seem to follow a similar model.  Players who sign up train and play games over a two to three day period in front of staff, coaches and scouts.  In some instances, especially since COVID, the combine staff members have been granted the authority to make selections on behalf of foreign teams.

    Several of these soccer combines select the top players from their event and invite them to a “showcase” event abroad.  Most of these are structured in similar ways.  The selected players travel and stay in select European venues.  They train with local clubs and have opportunities to play with professional and semi-professional teams.  If they impress, they may be offered a position on a squad.

  • Do You Qualify for Dual Citizenship?

      Do you qualify for dual citizenship?  Rules are changing. One of the biggest obstacles to youth soccer training in Europe is the lack of a EU pa...
  • How Far Do Soccer Players Run in a Game?

    Anybody who has watched a Champions League match will be familiar with the graphic that appears on screen calculating the distance a player has tr...
  • Become a Professional Soccer Player in Europe

      Most soccer players dream of playing in one of the top European leagues.  The money is better, the glory is greater and a player’s chances of ...
  • Is Soccer Getting Faster?

      Scientific studies has found that today’s football players are faster than those of even a decade ago, and significantly so compared to those in...
  • When is the 2022 Winter European Transfer Period?

      The transfer period describes the times during the year in which clubs can buy or acquire players who are attached to another football club to t...
  • Are European Women's Soccer Clubs Catching Up to the Americans?

      Photo Credit Leeza Thomas Discussions about top female soccer players have tended to be dominated by US players.  US girls who dream of becomin...
  • Is There a Best Height for a Soccer Player?

    Is there an ideal size for a soccer player?  According to Richard Witzig in “The Global Art of Soccer”, footballers have ranged from 5’6” to 6’2” ...