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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It’s All in the Details When it Comes to Optimal Performance

It’s All in the Details When it Comes to Optimal Performance

The biggest names in sports — players, coaches, managers — are aware that even the purest talent can sometimes not be enough to make it to the top. Soccer, as one of the most popular disciplines in the world, is one such discipline that associates significant numbers of aspiring competitors who have the ambition to achieve greatness. Though many things make up for optimal performance, without it, you won’t get as far as you could.

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3 Reasons Your Soccer Club Should Be Different Instead of Better

3 Reasons Your Soccer Club Should Be Different Instead of Better

Competition in club soccer, as in other parts of life, is a natural occurrence. Multiple clubs vying for financial, marketing and branding superiority within the same community is one of the biggest challenges they face. However, no matter what business strategies you're using, it’s not in being “better” than the competition that clubs thrive – it’s in being different.

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Making The Most Of Mindfulness To Improve Your Game

Making The Most Of Mindfulness To Improve Your Game

Recent studies show that mindfulness can help quicken recovery from injury, thanks to its ability to change one’s perception about pain and attitude about how to respond to it. In addition, mindfulness is fast emerging as a popular tool amongst soccer players for helping to establish the right mindset, day in, day out, and to improve their game in the process.

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Is There Too Much Emphasis on Keeping Possession in the Modern Game?

Is There Too Much Emphasis on Keeping Possession in the Modern Game?

Does having more of the ball matter in the modern game? A rather simplistic explanation of the benefits of possession is that it automatically prevents the opposition from scoring. However, there is always the danger of sides sitting deep, and the game becoming a deeply uninteresting spectacle for the neutrals.

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Meal Plan for Soccer Players

Meal Plan for Soccer Players

I used to sit with my brother and sisters, munching on potato chips and junk food whilst the game went on. Of course, Ronaldinho didn’t munch on carby potato chips before his big games so that begs the question: What is the meal plan for soccer players and routines look like?

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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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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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