Include High Speed Running in Your Supplemental Training

Include High Speed Running in Your Supplemental Training

During matches, players cover high distances at multiple speeds. High speed running is a part of the game, but it is frequently not occurring during training. Players may need to augment their training with some high speed running to maintain match fitness.

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Drills of the Week Featuring Training Technical Efficiency for Soccer

Drills of the Week Featuring Training Technical Efficiency for Soccer

Here are your weekly top soccer training drills from social media from the past week. This week's drills feature Training Technical Efficiency for Soccer from YFutbol, Brazilians! from Become Elite, Lat Stretch from Trainer Gorres, 8 Cone Zig Zag Drill from My Personal Football Coach, 4 Cone Drills with a Twist from Beast Mode Soccer, Speed Ladder Exercises from AllAttack, The Y Drill from Cruz Coaching and Criss Cross Juggling from Technē Futbol. 

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Four Step Plan To Actually Getting Results

Four Step Plan To Actually Getting Results

Whether you’re a current active athlete, a retired wash-upped athlete like myself, returning from injury, or haven’t seen a pair of weights since 2010 it can and will be challenging to maintain consistency in your training.  To help my friend and to share some tips that have worked for me, here are four ways you can create the support and foundation you will need to stay consistent, focused and have fun.

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Drills of the Week featuring Inside Outside Coerver Move

Drills of the Week featuring Inside Outside Coerver Move

Here are your weekly top soccer training drills from our friends and partners from the past week. This week's drills feature an Inside Outside Coerver Move from Technē Futbol, a 3 Cone Drill from Beast Mode Soccer and Beast Mode Soccer Seattle, The Hopping Square from YFutbol, Single Leg Eccentric Ridedown from Trainer Gorres, a Dynamic Triangle 4 Cone Drill from Cruz Coaching, a tutorial on how to curve the ball with the outside of your foot from Become Elite and more! 

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Drills of the Week featuring Tennis Ball Juggling

Drills of the Week featuring Tennis Ball Juggling

Here are your weekly top soccer training drills from our friends and partners from the past week. This week's drills feature Tennis Ball Juggling with Beast Mode Soccer, a Dynamic Toe Tap Drill from Cruz Coaching, Anti Rotation Press for Building Core Strength from Trainer Gorres, Striking Technique Training in a Racquetball Court with YFutbol, a Two Ball Roll Drill from Become Elite, Double Tap Juggling from Sportsy Football and more!

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A Different Kind of High Intensity Workout

A Different Kind of High Intensity Workout

Since soccer is a sport that requires explosive actions separated by periods of recovery, the best way to improve your fitness is to do just that – perform activities of high intensity followed by some rest.

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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 a three person buddy drill from Beast Mode Soccer, ladder progressions from Trainer Gorres featuring Yael Averbuch, a line shooting drill from Become Elite, wall ball mania with YFutbol, SAQ & shooting drill from Cruz Coaching and more! As always, make sure and follow them for more!

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Save your Legs and Build Endurance

Save your Legs and Build Endurance

Newton’s law states that for every force, there is an equal and opposite force.   For soccer athletes, that means that every time your foot hits the ground, the ground is actually hitting you.  Each impact is a collision that your body has to absorb.  While it may not seem significant, if you add up all of the training volume from fitness sessions, practice sessions, games, pick up, etc.  that can be a heavy toll on the body.  In order to stay healthy and keep yourself fresh for the season, you have to budget your ground contacts.  Other than games and practices, high intensity activities like sprinting and plyometrics should be the only other time your feet hit the ground during training.  Don’t waste your ground contacts on slow runs of 30+ minutes.  While these are necessary for building cardio endurance, the overall volume can do more harm than good.

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Preventing a Slump in Form

Preventing a Slump in Form

Slumping players lack self-belief and performance confidence. They suffer from displaced or dispersed focus. And they experience the kind of emotions that are destructive to their game.

In this short article I’m going to give you a very quick and simple technique that can help you emerge from a slump, and even prevent you from getting into a slump in the first place.

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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 the FC 140 Touch Rush from YFutbol, Kettlebell Exercises with Trainer Gorres, a New 8 Cone Drill from Beast Mode Soccer and Zoe Redei, a Turning and Finishing Drill from Cruz Coaching, The Dumbbell Footwork Drill from Become Elite and more! As always, make sure and follow them for more!

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Winning the Mental Game

Winning the Mental Game

Sport psychology and the mental game are essential in reaching peak performance in soccer. A strong mental game is something that a player can learn, grow, and improve on.  Athletes must be able to maintain focus, confidence, and a positive mindset. 

Here we preview the articles that we've pulled together to help you win the mental game.

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What Does it Take to Be a Champion?

What Does it Take to Be a Champion?

What does it take to be a champion? This is the question that we explore in this issue of Amplified Soccer Athlete. We have pulled together insights from World Cup, MLS, NWSL and NCAA champion players and coaches.  In preparing for our November issue, we also asked three successful college coaches, Becky Burleigh (Florida), John Daly (William & Mary) and Jason O'Keefe (North Carolina) about being a champion.

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Taking Care of Your Body and Mind

Taking Care of Your Body and Mind

It was a bright, sunny day in Colorado with not a cloud in the sky. The perfect weather to train, and what I thought would be the start to a great week. I arrived at Dicks Sporting Goods Park, greeted my teammates, got treatment, put on my training gear, laced up my boots, and walked across the parking lot to the training pitch like I always did. 

We began with a game of 5v2 while the coaches set up the day’s session. The whistle blew, and it was time to start practice. Jogging to begin the warm up was routine, something that didn't require an abundance of energy, usually. 

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