MB Training to Improve Power

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Throwing med balls always seems to go hand in hand with power training. Exercises like shot tosses (pictured in the video below), scoop tosses, crunch throws, jump throws, chest passes and partner variations (mb tennis) have been used in our programs for years.

These activities build power in several ways:

Coordination: concentric synchronization of the lower body

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ACL Series: From Reducing the Risk to Return to Confidence

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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: Improving Kicking Distance In Young Players

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Our Research Review Article for today comes from the January 2011 issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (Rubley, et. al., 2011). This study assessed an intervention of low-level plyometric training on vertical jump and kicking performance in two groups of thirteen-year-old female soccer players.
“High intensity plyometric training is often used by strength

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

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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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Soccer F.I.T. Program on US Youth Soccer Show (Fox Soccer Channel)

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In August the Fox Soccer Channel came out to the Soccer F.I.T. Academy to film one of our training sessions. They jumped in during the second day of testing during the first week of the fall session. Although the exercises in the clip don’t really represent a normal training session, you can still enjoy listening

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FOCUS EXERCISE: Lunge/Step Up Technique Video

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There are a few exercises that we teach at the Soccer F.I.T. Academy that really help us develop our soccer specific strength and power, and thus set the stage for explosive speed and agility. However, 2 of these exercises have many variations that can dramatically effect the outcome of the exercise. After posting yesterdays video,

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