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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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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The Guide to Off-Season Training

The Guide to Off-Season Training

You’ve just finished the last game of regular season; you’re tired, beat up, and sad that it’s over but, luckily, you have another season to look forward to the following year or maybe even in a couple months. Either way, you’ve now entered into the off-season. If you want to become what we call an elite level soccer player you must train like the elite. The professional and collegiate level footballers all follow a strict off-season regimen to improve their game.

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Combination Play Session

Combination Play Session

This session begins with a dynamic warm up and progresses through a combination passing circuit, match related small-sided games, free play and a cool down. The session gets more demanding as the players get into the flow of practice. Require one touch passing, increase the speed of play, get picky about the timing of the runs and the speed of the thru passes.

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Best of Amplified Soccer Training Volume 1

Best of Amplified Soccer Training Volume 1

Take a look inside our first issue of Best of Amplified Soccer Training, a leading digital quarterly publication for coaches with resources from our partners and contributors, some of the best coaching educators in the game. Get 60 pages of drills, full training sessions, conditioning, psychology, exclusive interviews, sports science, nutrition, recipes and more all geared towards soccer coaches.

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Toward Successful Instep Juggling

Toward Successful Instep Juggling

Usually young players are able toss the ball to either instep but have it glance out of control for them to chase. These players seldom develop and fine tune their control of the ball which may cause them to dislike playing the game. They need to be in an environment that allows them to be instantly successful so that they can develop their confidence and eye-foot coordination. The Key is finding them A Surface Where the Ball Will Bounce. 

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The Last 9 Seconds: The Secrets to Scoring Goals on the Last Touch

The Last 9 Seconds: The Secrets to Scoring Goals on the Last Touch

Have you ever wondered why so many great goal scoring opportunities in the game of soccer are not converted into goals? In this book you will learn The Secrets to Scoring Goals on the final touch, A Psychological Perspective, John DeBenedictis provides soccer coaches with solutions to this problem tackling it from a psychological perspective. This comprehensive volume is packed with hundreds of full color soccer photos and illustrations.

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Training Session Inspired by Trainers and Coaches Around the World

Training Session Inspired by Trainers and Coaches Around the World

Our goal at Amplified Soccer Athlete is to provide committed soccer players with a variety of content to support them in their training endeavors and coaches with the tools they need to assist them. We are constantly finding innovative sessions and drills from coaches and trainers all over the world that influence the resources on our digital platforms. It is our belief that there is no one right way to train, rather, the act of putting in the time and doing the work is what makes the biggest difference. 

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How to Defend Properly as a Soccer Team

How to Defend Properly as a Soccer Team

From Coaches Training Room

The art of defending isn’t as complex as some soccer coaches and players fear. We’ve often felt the following set of rules of how to defend properly are overlooked. Building a team with a clear understanding of how to defend properly as a team can be the difference between success and failure. Consider the old saying “if you don’t concede, you can’t lose”. Building a team with a strong attack is very rewarding when it works, but what happens when you don’t have the ball? Or worse, can’t get the ball?

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Training Progressions for Linear Speed

Training Progressions for Linear Speed

These are 4 coaching progressions that I learned during a seminar with Keiser Performance.  At TeamEP, we have adopted this method as a way to coach all of our athletes, beginner and advanced.  Coaching a skill or a movement in this order is a great way to teach, introduce and reinforce proper movement mechanics and ultimately get great results.   It can be applied to movement mechanics like acceleration, shuffle cutting, or crossover step, and can even be applied to traditional strength moves like squat.  In this video, you will see 3 basic drills that we use to teach linear acceleration.  

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