How to promote strength in shoulder-to-shoulder duels

How to promote strength in shoulder-to-shoulder duels

Until about the age of 10, shoulder-to-shoulder duels aren't a big part of the sport of soccer. However, past this point, and especially from the age of 13 onwards, strength becomes much more important. Here's how you can help your players come out on top more often when running side-by-side with an opponent.

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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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Can CBD for Athletes Speed up Muscle Recovery?

Can CBD for Athletes Speed up Muscle Recovery?

CBD oil is gaining a lot of popularity across the country, with people from different fields turning to it for its health benefits. It’s especially fast becoming the go-to supplement of many athletes and fitness enthusiasts. This is because of its ability to reduce soreness and inflammation caused by rigorous training and intense physical workouts. Let’s take a deeper look at CBD for athletes.

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