Game Speed Conditioning

Game Speed Conditioning

This is the type of conditioning that separates the good from the elite.  In soccer, being fit for 90 minutes is not enough.  Traditionally, coaches have simply looked at the average distance in a game (approx. 8 miles) and conditioned their players to run that distance. High intensity training intervals are exactly what you need, especially if you are trying to lose weight and get “toned”.

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Ladders, Hurdles and Cones

Ladders, Hurdles and Cones

Footwork drills using ladders, hurdles, and cones should be simple, effective, and purposeful. They can be great tools for building fundamental qualities like rhythm and balance, both very important for speed and agility.  When setting up your program, it's very important to remember two key facts that are indisputable.

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Yoga for Soccer

Yoga for Soccer

Today, yoga is a mainstay for professional athletes and teams. More and more people are discovering the countless ways that yoga can be used to improve athletic performance—from increasing mental concentration and improving flexibility and balance to preventing common injuries and honing skills. If you can’t get outside this winter to work on your technical skills and even if you can but have some time to work in some yoga to enjoy the numerous benefits of this discipline, here are a few poses that can help you.

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Over Use and Under Development

Over Use and Under Development

Skills have to be at the top of the pyramid when it comes to the growth of an athlete, but in a lot of ways its been reversed.  Young athletes are specializing in one sport, developing the skills to compete at a high level, but still incomplete as a player.  They haven't developed the overall strength and agility that comes from a wide foundation of pure athleticism. For those of you who just love the game, whatever that game may be, here are 3 of my favorite corrective moves.

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