Sleeping Tips and Tricks for Soccer Players

Sleeping Tips and Tricks for Soccer Players

Sleep is a crucial part of your day, as your body needs it to restore energy and recover. Unfortunately, many soccer players do not get the desired amount and quality of sleep because of an inconsistent schedule. If you’re one of them, worry not. Here are five tips that will help you sleep like a champ so that you could score better in your sports life.

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10 Must Watch TED Talks for Youth Soccer Coaches

10 Must Watch TED Talks for Youth Soccer Coaches

This post focuses in on the best TED Talks for youth soccer coaches. Some of these talks focus on what is truly important in youth sports and others on how coaches can better establish in young athletes traits that will help them succeed beyond the playing field. Ultimately, youth soccer is about more than what happens on the field. What are you doing to make the game enjoyable and instill life skills in your athletes?

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CBD Regulations for Six Top Sports Organizations

CBD Regulations for Six Top Sports Organizations

At the start of 2018, the removal of CBD from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) banned substances list went into effect. This change prompted an inquiry about the rules regarding CBD in other sports organizations. While many cover the topic of marijuana in sports, we were curious as to how sports organizations handle CBD, if at all.

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Saving and Scoring Penalties - Pickford Shows Strikers How It's Done

Saving and Scoring Penalties - Pickford Shows Strikers How It's Done

Jordan Pickford stepped up to take penalty number five for England, who defeated Switzerland to finish third in the first ever Nations League. It was certainly a surprise for all England fans to see their goalkeeper step up to take a spot kick, despite several of attacking players having yet to take one. But Gareth Southgate’s bold selection paid off, and Pickford dually obliged from the spot.

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Capturing Your Team’s Best Soccer Moments

Capturing Your Team’s Best Soccer Moments

From influencer content to local community and sports events, video is a dynamic way to keep audiences connected and soccer teams proud of their recent achievements. If you would like to start recording your own and your team’s best moves, read on and make sure you have all the essentials you need for a slick production that looks like it was professionally recorded.

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Can CBD for Athletes Speed up Muscle Recovery?

Can CBD for Athletes Speed up Muscle Recovery?

CBD oil is gaining a lot of popularity across the country, with people from different fields turning to it for its health benefits. It’s especially fast becoming the go-to supplement of many athletes and fitness enthusiasts. This is because of its ability to reduce soreness and inflammation caused by rigorous training and intense physical workouts. Let’s take a deeper look at CBD for athletes.

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Intentional Practice and Rio Ferdinand

Intentional Practice and Rio Ferdinand

Intentional practice is vital for skill development – technically, mentally and physically. Are you utilizing the art and science of intentional practice in your training sessions and in your coaching culture? If you`re a player are you learning with intention?

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Overlapping Full Backs Creating Crossing Opportunities

Overlapping Full Backs Creating Crossing Opportunities

The following activities teach the basics and importance of the "Overlap" Overlapping runs can help unbalance a defense to create opportunities to attack in advanced areas of the pitch. The Timing of the run is essential to avoid offside and to create a goal scoring opportunity from the cross.

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Making the Case For Soccer In Your Later Years

Making the Case For Soccer In Your Later Years

If you’re wondering whether soccer is still playable at your age, fear not! The game of soccer is especially beneficial to adults over 50 in ways you wouldn’t think possible. It’s important to know your limitations, but with soccer’s many positive impacts on our health, both physically and mentally, it’s a great recreational hobby.

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The importance of GRIT as a predictor of success in football (soccer) and in life

The importance of GRIT as a predictor of success in football (soccer) and in life

Grit is defined as passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals and will determine who succeeds at school, in sports and in life in general. Growth mindset is the belief that the ability to learn can change with effort. When kids understand the brain grows in response to challenge, they’re more likely to persevere when they fail. They cultivate grit when they know the qualities they need for success can be developed through dedication and effort. 

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Replenishing Your Body Right: Indispensable Nutrients Soccer Players Need

Replenishing Your Body Right: Indispensable Nutrients Soccer Players Need

As a soccer player, you would be right to find the best methods that help you optimize your performance. To boost health, it is increasingly common to tap into supplements to obtain key nutrients. So on that vein, what sort of vitamins and minerals do soccer players need?

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Counter Attacking and The Four Moments of Soccer

Counter Attacking and The Four Moments of Soccer

Modern day coaches should have a working knowledge of the two transition Moments in soccer, Moments 2 and 4. They call these Moments “Fast break” in basketball or “Counter attack” in soccer.

The objective of the exercise is to get the players to look forward, immediately upon winning the ball – most important in counter attacking.

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