The October Issue of Amplified Soccer Athlete will be out in the next few days. You can get a preview of the content here.
In the meantime, if you haven't downloaded the September Issue here are the top 10 reasons to get it today:
#1 After polling several of our top college coach friends from UCLA, KU, UW, Florida, UNC and Oregon, we've identified some of the key attributes they believe top collegiate athletes need to have in order to be successful at their level. What actions do you take when you're not on the field? Keep Reading
#2 To say the least, Randy Waldrum and Schellas Hyndman are two of the most successful coaches in US soccer history and know a thing or two about what it takes to play at both the college and professional level. We caught up with these legendary coaches to discuss the differences between playing and training collegiate and professional soccer. Keep Reading
#3 There is an enormous amount of scientific evidence to suggest that being an optimist in sport is a healthy, happy and optimal way to become the very best you can be. Optimism has been linked to all kinds of exciting factors including better performance, an ability to overcome adversity, maintaining motivation, reduced chances of burnout and more wins. Find out how you can be a soccer optimist.
#4 Amplified Soccer had the amazing opportunity to spend some time during pre-season with the Florida Gators Women's Soccer Team. During this time, we interviewed and met with players and coaches from the team. Interviews with head coach, Becky Burleigh, and defender, Claire Falknor, can be found in the September issue of Amplified Soccer Athlete. Here is an excerpt of the Claire Falknor interview.
#5 The goalkeeper needs to be able to effectively distribute the ball to build possession out of the back. Goalkeepers have to make good decisions once they get the ball. Finding the right teammate is half the problem, getting it there is the other half. Here is a technical workout with video that goalkeepers can do on their own and with a partner to help improve their distribution.
#6 A new school, new people, and all new surroundings are what you will encounter that first day you step on your college campus. So many emotions are running through your head and the anticipation of preseason is unbearable. You move into the dorm, meet your roommate; hug your parents goodbye. At that moment, the realization of being away from home and officially being a college student begins to sink in. Get 5 Tips To Make The Transition To College Soccer EASY.
#7 The number one goal of any in-season strength program is to keep players healthy and on the field. This is a unique challenge for many college soccer players and coaches. With a packed practice and game schedule, it’s difficult to find time for strength training and rightfully so. It’s very easy to focus on tactical practices and technical sessions instead of investing time on movements without the ball. However, finding just 90 minutes during the week can go a long way in maintaining strength thru the season and keeping players healthy for a November push. Get this in-season strength training program.
#8 Amplified Soccer was fortunate to be able to interview Dan Rothert from Loras College on how athletes can continue to contribute to the team while they are injured and unable to play. Find out how you can still contribute as an injured player.
#9 “We try and separate the person from the player…if we’ve invested in the person, they are going to drive our process, then ultimately, the person and the process is going to drive our result.” – Becky Burleigh / Get the full interview with the University of Florida Women’s Soccer Head Coach
#10 More than 75,000 student-athletes play soccer on nearly 3,000 teams at the college level. It is the second largest college sport, trailing only football, in terms of the number of athletes participating annually, making it an integral part of not only soccer in the United States but also college athletics in general. Here's why you should care.