Managing Your Soccer Club: The 3 Most Important Responsibilities

Managing Your Soccer Club: The 3 Most Important Responsibilities

The scope of a club manager’s tasks, broad as it may seem, can be divided into three distinct categories: communication, coordination, and management. Some of these responsibilities will overlap with one another over the course of a session or full-length season; however, they all have their specific role to play in ensuring that your soccer club or association runs smoothly. Take the stress out of running the club this year and use some of these guidelines to optimize your soccer management strategy.

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Warm Up: Angled Support and Sideways On Positioning

Warm Up: Angled Support and Sideways On Positioning

Soccer is a sideways on sport -- players will have much more success when they are able to receive the ball at an angle. Being sideways on allows players, in advance of the ball, to be able to see peripherally advancing defenders.

This warm up is excellent for beginning to develop this sideways on aspect of receiving and passing the ball.

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The Importance of Sleep for Optimal Performance

The Importance of Sleep for Optimal Performance

The ability to scan the field of play, process information quickly and make good decisions are essential attributes for top players. A lack of sleep can severely limit this ability and impair the pace of development.  Significant performance gains can be achieved by young players by ensuring they have adequate sleep.

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Why Manchester United need a completely fresh start at Old Trafford

Why Manchester United need a completely fresh start at Old Trafford

Things at Old Trafford have not gone well in recent months. And now, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, it seems United are about to embark on a fresh new chapter. But is simply changing the manager the answer to their problems? We look at three key factors that need addressing as United bids to return to the pinnacle of English - and European - football once again.

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Lateral Strength Training Exercises for Soccer

Lateral Strength Training Exercises for Soccer

Soccer players must be able to cover distances very fast and often times move in congested areas with ease. They need to improve leg strength to become more agile if they’re going to perform at their maximum ability. Increasing leg strength can also help prevent injury. Here are some lateral strength training videos to help improve agility.

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Fitness Testing

Fitness Testing

Of the many benefits of fitness testing, the most important is to establish the strengths and weaknesses of each athlete and compare those results to other athletes. You probably have some idea of how fit your athletes are. But knowing the specifics can help you set realistic fitness goals, monitor progress and maintain motivation. Gauge your teams fitness levels by doing these three classic exercise tests.

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The Skills Young Soccer Players REALLY Need

The Skills Young Soccer Players REALLY Need

My advice to every soccer player, coach and parent – put mindset and mental skills on a pedestal. Make them just as important as developing the physical and technical sides of the game. There is always an opportunity in every training session and every match to improve your self-talk, body language, focus, confidence and emotional control.

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Game Speed Conditioning

Game Speed Conditioning

This is the type of conditioning that separates the good from the elite.  In soccer, being fit for 90 minutes is not enough.  Traditionally, coaches have simply looked at the average distance in a game (approx. 8 miles) and conditioned their players to run that distance. High intensity training intervals are exactly what you need, especially if you are trying to lose weight and get “toned”.

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Goalkeeper Warm-Up Drills

Goalkeeper Warm-Up Drills

Goalkeepers need to be in great shape and prepared to defend every inch of the net behind them during the course of a long game. That means practices have to be productive to prepare you for game day. Here are four warm-up drills with video that you can do to get prepared for your session.

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Sugar Cravings – Why We Crave Sweets and How to Stop It

Sugar Cravings – Why We Crave Sweets and How to Stop It

In the world of health and wellness, sugar cravings are one of the most subtle and challenging. Generally speaking, people get sugar cravings, act on it, and feel some guilt afterwards, only to repeat the whole cycle all over again. Sugar cravings have a way of getting to people at just the right time of the day, and while some people can make quick changes and overcome them, others need a bit more help. Listed here is a detailed guide on what sugar cravings are, why you could be craving sugar, and how to potentially fix the issue with simple tips.

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How Can Soccer Players Keep Their Teeth In Tip-Top Condition?

How Can Soccer Players Keep Their Teeth In Tip-Top Condition?

Professional soccer players are failing to take adequate care of their teeth, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study found that many players have problems like dental erosion, cavities, and dental pain - which in turn affects their ability to play. Even if you're still a child or teen playing at a local level, it is important to take note of the study, since the same issues could affect you.

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The Powerful Mental Techniques Ronaldo Uses

The Powerful Mental Techniques Ronaldo Uses

So where was Ronaldo when those Juventus players crowded the referee in protest at the last gasp penalty decision? Where was Ronaldo when some of the Juventus players tried to damage the penalty spot…the spot that was about to influence the destiny of every player on that pitch? Let me tell you where he was…

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