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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Final Stages of ACL Return to Sport

Last week I put up a post that documents our ACL Return to Sport program and over the last few days I have received emails asking to see some of these activities in action. I videoed a few of the drills from our session last night with 2 girls who are in the final stages

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ACL Series: From Reducing the Risk to Return to Confidence

As spring approaches, and the high school female soccer players return to the field. We though it might be good to review some of the literature regarding ACL injuries and how our program has integrated training progressions that attempt to reduce the risk of this devastating injury. Over the last few days I have put

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RESEARCH: Odd Shaped Balls – Reactive Skill Development?

Last week at the NSCAA National Conference, I picked up a few balls from Corpus Training LLC to start a study on reactive dribbling and quick feet that we plan to start in the Spring. Last night I began our process, by letting some of our athletes play with the Rasenreich balls in a “free

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A Competetive, College Winter Break Workout

This week at the SoccerFIT Academy, our college kids came back to kick off their off-season workouts with us. And, in what has become very typical, we spent quite a bit of time reminiscing, evaluating and discussing new ideas and workout philosophies that they have been exposed to while they were away at school. We

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RESEARCH: Enhancing Max Velocity Sprints with Weight Vests and Sled Pulls

A recent study on 20 college players from the Haverford College’s Athletic Department was performed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Human Performance Laboratory (Authors Clark, K., Stearne, D., Walts, C., and Miller, A. – Published in the December 2010 – Vol. 24 No. 12 Issue of the

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