From the Magazine: Starting Speed - First Step Quickness

From the Magazine: Starting Speed - First Step Quickness

Every player is looking to enhance their speed, especially their first step quickness and separation speed. But even though this is the goal, many players don’t necessarily train for this. We all run sprints at practice, but think back to your training program and see if you can remember a time when your coach had you specifically focus on maximal speed over 5-10 yards.

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Movement Training and Early Specialization

Movement Training and Early Specialization

To be a confident, competitive, skillful athlete we first need to establish a very strong foundation in dynamic balance, rhythmic footwork and an understanding of how to quickly reposition the body to gain a competitive advantage. Coordination is key to mastering any skill, and many young players are lacking this foundational component of sports mastery. 

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From the Magazine: The 4 Mile Interval

From the Magazine: The 4 Mile Interval

Author: Scott Moody, AthleteFIT

At Athlete FIT we are always in search of new ways to assess game-based soccer fitness in a training environment. We have played around with many different styles of off-field conditioning drills such as our repeated sprint interval, our Soccer Specific Fitness Interval and our 90-second interval, and the 4-mile interval is the next in a long line of great soccer specific workouts that provide both a tremendous training effect as well as a great way to assess game-based fitness.

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