Top 15 of 2015

Top 15 of 2015

Here are the top 15 viewed articles that you read the most in 2015 from Amplified Soccer Athlete. We look forward to providing more articles and resources in 2016 to support you in the journey to #AmplifyYourGame.

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Drills of the Week

Drills of the Week

Here are your weekly top individual training drills that can be found on social media from the past week. This week's drills feature a Soccer Turning Training Session from YFutbol, the Beast Mode Soccer 8 Cone Drill, a Ball Control Drill from SoccerFIT Academy, an Elástico and Hocus Pocus Move Tutorial from Become Elite, some Neck Strengthening Drills from Trainer Gorres and more! As always, make sure and follow them for more!

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Drills of the Week

Drills of the Week

Here are your weekly top individual training drills that can be found on social media from the past week. This week's drills feature a ball mastery drill from Beast Mode Soccer, a neck strengthening drill from Trainer Gorres to help reduce the risk of injury, attack and repeat drills blending footwork patterns from SoccerFIT Academy,  a 3 Triangle Drill from YFutbol for working on your ball control in tight spaces and more!

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Drills of the Week

Drills of the Week

Here are your weekly top individual training drills that can be found on social media from the past week. This week's drills feature a soccer wall warm-up with YFutbol, a twist on Brazilian touches with Beast Mode Soccer, neck strength from Trainer Gorres, hitting the long ball with Become Elite, a re-post of the Wall Passing Developmental Workout warm-up from AthleteFIT and more! As always, make sure and follow them for more!

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Train Like a Pro: Core & Neck Strength Training featuring Ashlyn Harris

Train Like a Pro: Core & Neck Strength Training featuring Ashlyn Harris

There are many risk factors involved with head trauma, but Neck Strength is the only risk factor that can be modified. Concussed athletes had a smaller neck circumference and less overall strength. In untrained youth, the odds of a concussion dropped 5% for every pound of neck strength. In March of 2014, the American Journal of Sports Medicine published an article showing that greater neck strength and anticipatory cervical muscle activation can reduce the magnitude of the kinematic response. So while we may never be able to fully prevent a concussion, we can develop the muscles around the neck to reduce the risk.

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