Why Manchester United need a completely fresh start at Old Trafford

Why Manchester United need a completely fresh start at Old Trafford

Things at Old Trafford have not gone well in recent months. And now, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, it seems United are about to embark on a fresh new chapter. But is simply changing the manager the answer to their problems? We look at three key factors that need addressing as United bids to return to the pinnacle of English - and European - football once again.

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Lateral Strength Training Exercises for Soccer

Lateral Strength Training Exercises for Soccer

Soccer players must be able to cover distances very fast and often times move in congested areas with ease. They need to improve leg strength to become more agile if they’re going to perform at their maximum ability. Increasing leg strength can also help prevent injury. Here are some lateral strength training videos to help improve agility.

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Fitness Testing

Fitness Testing

Of the many benefits of fitness testing, the most important is to establish the strengths and weaknesses of each athlete and compare those results to other athletes. You probably have some idea of how fit your athletes are. But knowing the specifics can help you set realistic fitness goals, monitor progress and maintain motivation. Gauge your teams fitness levels by doing these three classic exercise tests.

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The Skills Young Soccer Players REALLY Need

The Skills Young Soccer Players REALLY Need

My advice to every soccer player, coach and parent – put mindset and mental skills on a pedestal. Make them just as important as developing the physical and technical sides of the game. There is always an opportunity in every training session and every match to improve your self-talk, body language, focus, confidence and emotional control.

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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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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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Sugar Cravings – Why We Crave Sweets and How to Stop It

Sugar Cravings – Why We Crave Sweets and How to Stop It

In the world of health and wellness, sugar cravings are one of the most subtle and challenging. Generally speaking, people get sugar cravings, act on it, and feel some guilt afterwards, only to repeat the whole cycle all over again. Sugar cravings have a way of getting to people at just the right time of the day, and while some people can make quick changes and overcome them, others need a bit more help. Listed here is a detailed guide on what sugar cravings are, why you could be craving sugar, and how to potentially fix the issue with simple tips.

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How Can Soccer Players Keep Their Teeth In Tip-Top Condition?

How Can Soccer Players Keep Their Teeth In Tip-Top Condition?

Professional soccer players are failing to take adequate care of their teeth, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study found that many players have problems like dental erosion, cavities, and dental pain - which in turn affects their ability to play. Even if you're still a child or teen playing at a local level, it is important to take note of the study, since the same issues could affect you.

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The Powerful Mental Techniques Ronaldo Uses

The Powerful Mental Techniques Ronaldo Uses

So where was Ronaldo when those Juventus players crowded the referee in protest at the last gasp penalty decision? Where was Ronaldo when some of the Juventus players tried to damage the penalty spot…the spot that was about to influence the destiny of every player on that pitch? Let me tell you where he was…

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