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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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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