Drills of the Week

Drills of the Week

Here are your weekly top soccer training drills from our friends and partners from the past week. This week's drills feature Messi dribbling with Beast Mode Soccer, an awareness and partner agility drill from AthleteFIT, 5 training ideas for a parking garage from YFutbol, pull up negatives from Trainer Gorres, a fakes and feints activity from Cruz Coaching, a Rabona Half-Volley tutorial from Become Elite and a Gated Speed Passing drill from Sportsy featuring Christian Ramirez.

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Knee-Strengthening and Injury-Reduction

Knee-Strengthening and Injury-Reduction

ACL injuries have become too common in sports, especially youth sports. Over 400,000 athletes will suffer from an ACL injury each year. Many of these injuries are non-contact injuries which happen during a landing or change of direction. Female athletes are at an even greater risk because of the difference in their anatomy. In order to address this issue, we have to first explore the demands of the sport to develop an appropriate training program. 

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Drills of the Week

Drills of the Week

Here are your weekly top training drills from our friends and partners from the past week. This week's drills feature three footwork drills featuring Christen Press and Whitney Engen from Beast Mode Soccer, a chest stall tutorial from Become Elite, 4 Person Soccer Juggling from YFutbol featuring Whitney Engen, Amber Brooks, Kim DeCesare, and Heather O'Reilly, Goalkeeper Training with Trainer Gorres and more!

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Are you spending enough time on your own to improve your technical skills?

Are you spending enough time on your own to improve your technical skills?

Gaining comfort with the soccer ball is the quickest path to a successful soccer career. There are a lot of options out there to get soccer drills and resources to train on your own. The repetition of the skill/technique will eventually lead to being able to perform it more efficiently and subconsciously. 

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Becoming the Complete Player: Training Advice from the Pros

Becoming the Complete Player: Training Advice from the Pros

Yael Averbuch, David Copeland-Smith (Beast Mode Soccer), and Chris Gorres (Trainer Gorres) spent some time with Amplified Soccer Athlete discussing how to "Become the Complete Player."

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Gillian Campbell: Eager to Grow Her Game

Gillian Campbell: Eager to Grow Her Game

Gillian Campbell, 16 year old Midfielder from Lewisville, TX, plays for FC Dallas Soccer Club. She has been playing the game since she was four years old and has big goals for her future playing career. We asked her questions about her individual training habits and what she's looking forward to most at the camp this June 12-14 in Powder Springs, GA. Here are her answers. 

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Beast Mode Soccer is Changing Individual Soccer Training and Everyone is Taking Notice

Beast Mode Soccer is Changing Individual Soccer Training and Everyone is Taking Notice

David Copeland-Smith is part of a new generation of skills specialists, alongside others like Scott Moody/AthleteFIT and Chris “Trainer” Gorres that are becoming their own training brand while changing the way that individual athletes take their game to the next level outside of the standard team and individual training

For those aspirational athletes looking to get ahead, they have to work harder and smarter than ever before and this is where David and Beast Mode Soccer get involved. It’s rare that someone embodies their brand as much as David Copeland-Smith does with his training program/philosophy, Beast Mode Soccer. However, David is one of the hardest working people you will ever meet and athletes wanting to work with him need to be ready to match him.

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Lateral Progressive First Touches

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Internationally recognized as a leading figure in individual technical development, David is seen as a long-term thinker and visionary, determined to bestow a phenomenal work ethic on the next generation of soccer players. Following his success as a field presenter at the 2014 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, David has continued to grow Beast Mode Soccer into the go-to technical training system trusted by prominent player’s of the United States Women’s National Team, the United States Men’s National Team, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, National Women’s Soccer League and countless leagues in Europe. Based in Los Angeles, California, David Copeland-Smith created Beast Mode Soccer in 2010 as a training system to help guide players’ technical development and to instill a proactive, progressive mindset of self-reliance and personal accountability within his clients. The result? The creation of a training culture that has attracted the likes of countless collegiate, professional, and international players such as Alex Morgan, Landon Donovan, and Ali Riley and the publication of an award winning at-home training guide to direct players with their technical development while they’re on their own. David’s mission for Beast Mode Soccer was further publicized by his on-field presentation at the 2014 Western Canada Soccer Showcase, where his session, “Creating the Self-Reliant Soccer Player” created a buzz amongst attendees and helped David continue to expand his reach beyond his Los Angeles base. Whether you are a youth club player looking to raise your game to the next level, a collegiate or professional athlete looking to fulfill your playing potential, Beast Mode Soccer will be your guide to help you fulfill your goals.

Low Low High Buddies

First touch is critical here out of the air, treat the ball like an egg, nice and gentle! Don't forget that its International Women's Day, so call your Mum, sisters and friends to let them know you appreciate all they do for you! TAG your teammates to see if they will attempt low low high buddies with you at practice this week!

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