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Plyometrics for Youth Soccer

By | April 6th, 2016|Athletic performance, Peak Condition, youth soccer|

I’ve previously talked about the importance of preparing for plyometrics. Here is a quick recap of the process: I cannot stress enough the importance of [...]

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Agility is more than physical

By | March 30th, 2016|Peak Condition, Training, youth soccer|

During my soccer career, I always wanted to increase my agility. I wanted to win every 50/50 ball to the point where I didn’t refer [...]

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Getting ready for plyometrics

By | March 21st, 2016|Training|

In a previous post, we talked about incorporating plyometrics into a youth soccer training session. The value of plyometrics is well established even in youth [...]

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Faster Soccer Players

By | March 11th, 2016|Athletic performance, Training|

Nearly every coach or athlete we train wants to get faster, and rightly so. Speed means a player can be first to the ball, out [...]

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Strength Training for Youth Soccer

By | March 11th, 2016|Core Training, Strength Training, Training, youth soccer|

Previously I’ve talked about methods for developing faster youth soccer players while training on the field. In short, we use three primary tools — running [...]

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Prevent Ankle Injuries in Youth Soccer

By | March 4th, 2016|Training, youth soccer|

Ankle injuries can sideline even the best players with little warning. Soccer, in particular, demands a lot from the ankles, and the typical risk of [...]

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Nutrition for performance

By | February 26th, 2016|Athletic performance, Health, Nutrition|

As coaches, we do everything we can to improve an athlete's performance during training. Unfortunately, we leave a lot to chance if we don’t look [...]

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Athletic Preparation

By | February 19th, 2016|Athletic performance, Training|

There are many different methods that athletes and coaches use to prepare for training sessions, and it’s important to understand how implementing even small changes [...]

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Athlete Injury Prevention

By | February 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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Plyometric Progression

By | February 2nd, 2016|Training|

During cyclic jumps, participants were motivated to maximize the ratio between vertical height or horizontal distance and ground contact time. For acyclic drills, participants were [...]

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