Education, Sports & Health

Youth Goalkeeper Training – AFC Bournemouth Coach Steve Manning

As we continue our series of interviews with coaching professionals, we thought it only right that we should take a look at YOUTH GOALKEEPER TRAINING. Goalkeeper coaching is a subject that is sometimes overlooked and often undervalued but it is area of football that has changed significantly in recent years. As the role of the goalkeeper has changed, so has the job of the coach. But has the modern game adapted sufficiently to accommodate the pioneers in this area? To find out this and more, we spoke to one of the brightest and most talented youth goalkeeping coaches in the game, [...]

Participants enjoy the swimming poor at the FC Barcelona girls soccer camp.

How to send your kid abroad | Ertheo Education & Sport

It’s a big decision to send your kid abroad to a summer camp, but it’s one of the best decisions you can make for your child. Your child will learn how to be independent, responsible, and resilient. Not to mention, they’ll make lifelong friends and memories while having a blast. And, summer soccer camps are the perfect way to encourage your child to live a healthy life while, at the same time, cutting down their screen time. We know to send your kid abroad can be scary. You might worry about their safety and health or about whether or not [...]

Coaching Future Generations-Interviewing coach Pedro López

As part of our never-ending quest to inspire the next generation of young football players and coaches, we often seek out the wisdom of those already making a difference to the lives of players at all ages and levels within the game. Previously we have spoken to the likes of former Barcelona player and current Kas Eupen Assistant Coach MANEL EXPOSITO, current Ottawa Fury First Team Assistant Coach JED DAVIES and Atlético de Madrid cadet coach ALBERTO RUIZ. Each soccer coach provides a different perspective on the game and how it should be coached. But they all share common ideas [...]

Calculate Your Chances of Getting a US Soccer College Scholarship

Not every professional footballer follows the same path to success. Some pros, such as Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, are spotted by scouts at a young age and work their way through the youth ranks of a top club; while others, such as Everton’s Yannick Bolasie, start out at non-league level and climb their way up the ladder. In the United States of America, it is quite common for top youth athletes to combine their sports training with an educational course such as a degree. In the US, players can be awarded scholarships to train and study at many major colleges [...]

How to Get Your Child to LOVE Language Learning

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world” – Ludwig Wittgenstein (1922). In a world where opportunities are increasingly less limited by physical borders and where travel between countries is easier than ever before, it makes sense that language now represents the final barrier to total global freedom. The essence of this fact was captured in the quote (above) from Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Whether it is applied within the confines of our own native language or to language as a universal concept, the fundamental interpretation remains the same: the better we are at using language, the less [...]

Ertheo Visits Barcelona proficiency Academy

High Performance Academy Last year we were delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Christmas camp at Barcelona Proficiency Academy, where we were able to see at first hand how the camp works, as well as talk to some of the camp staff who work with the young fooballers on a day to day basis. In this article you will discover the great advantages that attending a football camp can offer your child. You will also be able to find out a lot more detailed information from the professionals who manage one of the world’s best football camps. L’expérience a été [...]

10 ideas to exercise with your kids

It´s easy to say that we should exercise with our kids, but the difficult part comes when we have to choose an activity where they exercise and have fun at the same time. After giving it much thought we have been able to gather 10 ideas to exercise with your kids, in the city as well as in the country, and above all, they are simple and a lot of fun. But you might ask yourself; what real advantages does exercise have for kids? We verify there are many, both physical as emotional. We are not talking about competitive sports or extracurricular [...]

Child nutrition in one day

Child nutrition is one of the most important factors parents should consider, since the future health of our kids has a lot to do with what we teach them at an early age. Trying to instill in them healthy habits such as eating vegetables, fish or practicing a sport are objectives that we must accomplish even though we know they are sometimes difficult. Because of our concern with child nutrition, we talked with nutritionist of ReSport, Alex Vidal and with the dietitian/nutritionist Gonzalo Domínguez, from the Podia Fys Clinic ( http://www.clinicapodiafys.es ), who shared with us some tips in the [...]

Top 10 Tips to Be the Perfect Soccer Mom This Season

Being the parent of a sports-mad child is not always easy! You want to do everything you can to support them and help them to succeed but there always seems to be another obstacle in the way. Sound familiar? Your child feeds off your own positivity so it is important that you keep motivated in order to motivate them. So what steps can you take to ensure that you are providing them with the correct environment to thrive? Of course, this a complex subject and everyone will have their own opinion as to what constitutes best practice in this field. But there are [...]

Interview with Alberto Ruiz, coach of the Atlético de Madrid Cadets

Alberto Ruiz is the coach of the Atlético de Madrid (cadets) and has extensive experience as a soccer coach, mainly in Spain, although he has also worked three years in Puerto Rico. After working for the Guadalajara CD, he was hired by the Atleti, his beloved club, where he began his passion for soccer and has been coaching for a year and a half. In this interview he speaks about his experience working with youngsters, the values he tries to bestow upon them and about soccer athletes he considers an example to follow. Hello Alberto, you have dedicated most of your [...]