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February 28, 2024
Skillability Announces New Aiken Road Facility Opening This Spring

Skillability Announces New Aiken Road Facility Opening This Spring It’s official! After several years of planning and searching, Skillability is thrilled to announce our new Aiken Road facility will open this spring.   It had started to feel impossible to find the location and standards for a new home for SST. In the true spirit […]

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February 28, 2024
Skillability and STRIVE Partner to Maximize Mental Health, Confidence, and Performance

Skillability and STRIVE Partner to Maximize Mental Health, Confidence, and Performance Skillability has signed an official partnership with STRIVE, a youth-centered sports and performance psychology team based here in Louisville. STRIVE’s team is a welcome addition to the SST community. The partnership embraces the “Lion Mentality” model Skillability has woven into its mission and coaching […]

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December 24, 2023
‘Twas the Night Before Soccer

‘Twas the night before soccer, when all through the pitch, Not a player was stirring, no sound, not a stitch. The shin guards were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Game Day soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of soccer games danced in […]

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November 30, 2023
Healthy Soccer Recipe: White Chicken Chili

Super easy, packed with protein, and delicious.   When it’s winter and you still have a dozen places to be, whip up a batch of this chili that delivers a punch of flavor. Rotisserie chicken makes it super quick, and white beans, salsa, and warm seasonings make this a bowl fit for a hungry athlete. […]

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October 4, 2023
How to Navigate the Transition from Recreational to Competitive Youth Soccer

Youth soccer is more than just a game; it’s a platform where young players develop skills, forge friendships, and learn life lessons. As players progress in their soccer journey, many find themselves at a crossroads when deciding to transition from recreational to competitive soccer. This transition marks a pivotal moment, bringing increased commitment and new […]

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August 3, 2023
Healthy Soccer Snack: Power Trail Mix

Summer is winding down, so let’s keep things simple, easy, and not turn on an oven for this nutrient-packed snack recipe! This month we’re bringing you our favorite athlete-approved trail mix recipe.  We’ve all had those Ziploc bags of trail mix turn into an M&M meltdown in the heat. We’ve created a trail mix combo […]

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August 2, 2023
How Parents Can Support Their Soccer Players This Year 

As the soccer season kicks off this month, here at SST we want to help you make it the best season yet for your soccer player(s). It may sound obvious, but parents truly play a crucial role in the development and enjoyment of their young athletes. So your question may be, “How can I be […]

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July 1, 2023
Healthy Soccer Snack: Cookies n’ Cream Protein Shake

It’s the hot, sticky summer season, and a frosty protein shake can be the perfect fuel for a soccer player who wants a tasty, but healthy snack. Make this easy, 6-ingredient shake at home for a refreshing pick-me-up before a long day on the field, or pack it in a shaker cup in a cooler…just […]

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July 1, 2023
5 Soccer Terms Every Parent Needs to Know

As a parent new to the world of soccer, it’s not uncommon to feel a bit overwhelmed by the unique terminology used in the game. While you may be familiar with the basics like “goal” “corner kick” and “pass,” there are several lesser-known terms that are worth adding to your soccer vocabulary. Understanding these terms […]

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May 25, 2023
Healthy Soccer Snack: Protein Energy Bites

Fuel is key for any soccer player, no matter the age or skill level. So how do you pack easy snacks for a soccer game, especially in the heat of summer? We’ve got a few recommendations (beyond the usual options) to keep your athlete revved and ready to play!  If you’re looking for healthy snack […]

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May 25, 2023
The Benefits to Off-Season Training: Separation Season Secrets

As the final whistles blow across the many fields in the commonwealth, they signal the end of another grueling and exhilarating soccer season. Whether it ended how you hoped or not, all soccer players find themselves at a crossroads.  Do you take the time off from training and lay in the pool all summer?  Or […]

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April 26, 2023
10 Tips on How to Be the Best Parent at the Soccer Game

We know you’re your soccer player’s biggest fan. You love them, and you want to see them succeed, improve, and admittedly, own the field now and then! But even in those thrilling moments, it’s important to know how to support your budding athlete. No doubt your intentions are good, but it’s worth the few minutes […]

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March 27, 2023
The Best Ways to Improve First Touch (No Equipment Needed)

Mastering Your First Touch in Soccer: Equipment-Free Training Tips Throughout your soccer journey, your coaches may have mentioned, “You need to improve your first touch,” or “You’ve got a nice first touch.” Feedback is great, but what do those comments really mean? Why is first touch important? What does that even mean? How can I […]

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March 27, 2023
Top 5 Recovery Tools Your Soccer Player Needs

Top 5 Recovery Tools Your Soccer Player Needs While Spring may seem short, the season can definitely take a toll on any soccer player. Lots of practices, games, and tournaments packed into a short season leads to little time for rest and recovery.  While many just navigate the wear on their bodies until the off-season, […]

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February 9, 2023
D1 vs. D2 College Soccer Scholarships: A Complete Guide for Players

We’re glad you’re here, because we know the world of college soccer scholarships can feel complex. Whether you’re just starting to consider specific programs, you’ve begun the recruitment process, or if you or your player has been contacted by a school, here’s a step-by-step guide to the differences between D1, D2, and D3 college soccer […]

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May 25, 2021
Prepare for Tryouts: Strategies to Mastering Tryout Season Stress

Tryouts are upon us and once again everybody from players, parents, coaches, administrators, and clubs find themselves in the all too familiar position of uncertainty, stress, politics and uncomfortable positions. Rumors are flying around as to who is leaving the team, where they are going, and why they are leaving. Parents are running their child […]

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May 19, 2021
Soccer Training vs. Team Practice: Exploring the Difference

Every Soccer Player Practices, but true athletes train. And that difference is a big deal! Every week in our city, state, and on fields all across the nation, hundreds of thousands of players put on their shin guards and cleats to go to weekly practices with their teams. What makes your son or daughter different? They all […]

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May 7, 2021
4 Ways to Help Soccer Players Improve This Summer

Summertime is here, the season is finished, tryouts are over, and kids are out of school so now what? Well, Summer is the best time to improve and work on your own game. Here are some tips that I am telling all my players and parents about improving this summer. 1. Watch the World Cup […]

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