The Root Cause of No Spontaneous Play

The Root Cause of No Spontaneous Play

Think about it, while our children are waiting for their parents to drive them to the next practice and then wait for the coach to tell them what to do. Children around the globe walk to the nearest open area in their neighborhood and adjust it to be soccer playable. Strange as it may seem no one has ever seen them organize a ‘drill’ of any kind. They use what is available and simply lay-out the environment to start playing their version of soccer. Why aren’t our players doing the same?

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Preseason Training Resources

Preseason Training Resources

With preseason for most teams just around the corner, we have pulled together a collection of preseason soccer training resources to help you prepare your team to be at their best when the season starts. Resources come from professional, college and youth coaches and include fitness tests, full plans, strength programs and more!

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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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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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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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