Off-Season Recap: Week 2 – Agility Rest

One of the themes of the early off-season (usually a 1-3 week period) is to RESET OUR SYSTEM…
Resetting the system refers to taking a step back, revisiting some of the basics (mobility, form running, aerobic fitness, strength technique, etc.). We like to change up the program style (mixing the strength with various forms of fitness,

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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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Situationally Specific Passing/Agility Sessions…

Earlier this week, I was going over some old posts that we put up on other soccer training sites. One post, and one comment in particular, from earlier this spring caught my attention… In a discussion of the post TECHNICAL WORK: The faster the better, the discussion was centered on training technical work at game

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Working Fitness into an Functional Agility Session

In phase II of our summer Game Speed program we often finish with small-sided game fitness. There are several reasons for this… some of these reasons are physically beneficial, some are mentally beneficial and some are emotionally beneficial. Let me explain…
Physically Beneficial Reasons for Small Sided Games (SSG’s):
In the May 2012 (vol. 26 issue 5

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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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