Posts byDeon Graham

I'm a life long Manchester United supporter and a travel soccer coach at West Pines United. I've been turning leather since 1986. Excuse any spelling or grammar errors, I'm a member of TYPO FC.

Turning Leather – West Pines United Game Day (Film)

In this episode we feature the West Pines United 2007 Girls team and their coaches Patrick Chin and Deon Graham. Giving you a look at what goes down on the sidelines as they develop a team of youth soccer players.

Turning Leather – Anderson Rico (Video)

We feature Anderson Rico, a baller from South Florida who’s career took a unexpected turn. One of the most talented players in his age group, it seems as if the US Youth Soccer system is setup for failure.

Phoenix Cup Palm Bay Champions

After a tough finals loss to rivals Sunrise Sting at the West Pines Kick Off Classic, my team was looking for revenge.

Competitive Youth Soccer In America Is Too Expensive

When you look across the soccer landscape, America is literally the only country that has a soccer system setup for failure.

The Importance Of Teaching Fundamentals To Youth Soccer Players

When you have a group of young players in your club there are many factors that steer you away from focusing on fundamentals.

Does Messi Need To Win The World Cup To Be The Greatest Ever?

Messi is currently the greatest soccer player I’ve ever seen play, it took me a very long time to come up with this conclusion.

The Art Of Coaching Your Kid

Coaching your kid is one of the most difficult things you can do. But if done right, it can also be the most rewarding.

Paul Pogba Is More Than Just A Footballer

The path Paul Pogba took to become the world’s most expensive footballer is filled with risk, shock and class on the pitch.

Rediscovering The Passion For Soccer

If you would’ve asked me 15 years ago what I’d be doing today, I would’ve told you I’d be playing soccer professionally.