Ball Control – Week 4 Day 5 – H Pattern Hesitates

This is one of the final progressions in our Ball Control Series, but it’s really just the beginning of our Soccer Skills Program. The patterns and drills you have been working on over the last few weeks are designed to get you comfortable with the ball, and set the stage for our Passing and Attacking

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ACL Injury Overview (Research Review)

In the past, we have put up several posts on ACL injury, rehab and risk reduction exercises, but I ran across a summary of research articles (Serpell, Scarvell, et al 3160-3176) compiled in the NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research that I wanted to break down for you. The following is a brief breakdown

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Determining Importance between Speed and Agility

When assessing performance of speed and agility in athletes, there might be an interesting new way in which to determine what (and to what extent) an athlete needs to work on during training. A study in the JOSCR (vol. 26, number 9, September 2012, pg 2328) the authors looked at repeated sprint ability and repeated

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Developing the 3 Types of Soccer Speed

Over the last decade we have trained over 6000 athletes. And in that time we have seen players take their speed, strength and power to levels that we never thought possible. But occasionally, this just wasn’t enough to win them a starting role. We quickly realized that enhancing a player’s 40yd dash time was not

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Technical Work – The Faster the Better

When it comes to “technical work,” can we be TOO technical?
Interesting question…and in my opinion the answer is “YES!” I understand that foot angle & toe placement when touching the ball is extremely important. But as coaches, we must ask ourselves “how much technique is TOO much?”
The answer lies in the product & end result

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Speed / Agility Philosophy

Our goal is to increase your knowledge of sports speed application, while adding to your exercise bank of drills, progressions and exercises. Sports Speed is the culmination of years of technique and training all coming together in a split seconds worth of sensational, on field application. Some say speed is genetic,

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