Minute with Merrick Episode 05

New Coach? What now?

Alan shares advice for youth soccer players, parents, coaches, and fans of soccer during these “Minute with Merrick” episodes.

Alan Merrick is MOTI’s Director of Soccer Content. Alan’s professional career began in English as he played for West Bromwich Albion as well as the English Junior National Team. He played for 10 years in England, before moving to the United States in 1976 where he played for the Minnesota Kicks. His career as a player also included playing for The LA Aztecs, San Jose Earthquakes, Toronto Blizzards, before returning to Minnesota to play for the Minnesota Kicks once again, and Playing for the US National Team – Team America. He coached the in-door NASL Team, the Minnesota Strikers for 6 years, and the University of Minnesota Men’s Club Team for over 20 seasons. Alan helped start the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association with others and has been coaching youth players, and teaching coaches for over 40 years. Alan holds coaching licenses in England, the USSF A License, and Canadian Coaching License. READ MORE

Minute with Merrick Episode 04 – Let the Coaches Coach

Alan shares advice for youth soccer players, parents, coaches, and fans of soccer during these “Minute with Merrick” episodes.

Alan Merrick is MOTI’s Director of Soccer Content. Alan’s professional career began in English as he played for West Bromwich Albion as well as the English Junior National Team. He played for 10 years in England, before moving to the United States in 1976 where he played for the Minnesota Kicks. His career as a player also included playing for The LA Aztecs, San Jose Earthquakes, Toronto Blizzards, before returning to Minnesota to play for the Minnesota Kicks once again, and Playing for the US National Team – Team America. He coached the in-door NASL Team, the Minnesota Strikers for 6 years, and the University of Minnesota Men’s Club Team for over 20 seasons. Alan helped start the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association with others and has been coaching youth players, and teaching coaches for over 40 years. Alan holds coaching licenses in England, the USSF A License, and Canadian Coaching License. READ MORE

Minute with Merrick Episode 03

Lesson Plans for the Teachers

Alan shares advice for youth soccer players, parents, coaches, and fans of soccer during these “Minute with Merrick” episodes.

Alan Merrick is MOTI’s Director of Soccer Content. As an international soccer legend both as a professional player and coach, Alan now dedicates his time to teaching the sport with MOTI Sports’ 3D Mobile Soccer Training Platform.

Soccer Solutions 101

Who would have predicted the level of chaos that COVID 19 has brought to the World. The effect of this pandemic and the shutdown has been catastrophic in scope and size. For one minute let’s look at the devastation it has created for Youth Sports, soccer in particular. COVID 19 has forced youth soccer clubs to schedule, reschedule, stay at home, go on hold, completely shut down, to be on stand bye. Then a glimmer of hope with directions of how to return to play and the phase after phase of wait and see. READ MORE

COVID-19. The New Normal.

COVID-19 is not going away from all we are seeing.  As cases of outbreaks and peaks continue to rise in many parts of the country, and we gain more knowledge about the virus, we all face a lot of uncertainty in our planning for the next three months at least.

MOTI Sports does not have all the answers.  We are all looking for the best and most reliable information right now.  One thing that MOTI has discovered is that the MOTI MOBILE free App is a readymade solution for young aspiring soccer players. READ MORE

New to Coaching Soccer. MOTI has you covered!

Relax! Your search for Soccer coaching help via the internet has all been done. MOTI has curated, sorted, indexed, digitized, inserted progressive foot techniques, converted content into 3D Animation and paired it with Soccer Skills captured in Motion Capture for even more clarity. All of this through MOTI’s OneCoach.

The following information will guide anyone through a Soccer Training Platform. MOTI has set the benchmark for training and engaging youth soccer players, all while giving new volunteer coaches the confidence and direction to move their new soccer tasks forward with success. READ MORE