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Ball Mastery – Laying the Foundation for Success

Ball Mastery – Laying the Foundation for Success

Ball Mastery – Become a better Soccer Player Teaching soccer principles can be challenging. With that many different pieces moving simultaneously on the field, there is never the ONE right

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Understanding Positions – Part 2 – Forwards

Understanding Positions – Part 2 – Forwards

Everyone´s favorite position: Forward! No defending, scoring goals, and being the hero of your team; sounds like the perfect position. Forwards tend to be the best paid professionals, think Messi

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Understanding Positions Part 1 – Midfielder

Especially if you or your player are new to competitive soccer, the fast-pace game can be confusing at the beginning. Every position in soccer has its individual tasks during a

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Position-Specific Endurance Training – Part 4: Center Midfielder

After we have been analyzing almost all positions on the field, one central position (pun intended) on the field is missing: The center midfielder! Other than Center Backs and Center

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Position-Specific Endurance Training – Part 3: Outside Backs & Wingers

After looking at three central positions in the last weeks, it is now time to shift our focus to the outsides. Modern soccer has become increasingly demanding in all positions.

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Position-Specific Endurance Training – Part 2: Center Back & Center Forward

Last week, we took a closer look at what specific training a goal keeper needs to be physically prepared for their position. In Part 2 we will analyze two seemingly

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Position-Specific Endurance Training – Part 1: Goalkeeper

Position-Specific Endurance Training – Part 1: Goalkeeper

In the last few years, Soccer in the U.S. has seen an unprecedented growth. With an increase in popularity came an improvement of the overall game. Soccer became faster, more

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Why Making Mistakes Should Be Encouraged in Youth Soccer

Why Making Mistakes Should Be Encouraged in Youth Soccer

A Call For Making Mistakes We are taught from an early age on that it is a bad thing when we are making mistakes. In school, we get points taken

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Why Club Practice Alone Won´t Make You a World Class Player

“Practice makes perfect!” Everyone has heard this sentence at some point in their lives. But how much practice? How do you become a better soccer player? What did professional soccer players

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