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Side Lunges – Conditioning

A player doing side lunges

As we previously explained, walking lunges are a great exercise that incorporates both dynamic stretching and strength training into one.

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5 Keys To Improving Your Speed and How To Do Them

There is an old adage that “speed kills”. No doubt every soccer coach would benefit from faster players, but how can something like speed that is widely considered a natural gift be coached?

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3 Best Home Exercises You Can Do To Improve Your Speed

How can I train for soccer at home?

What are some exercises I can do at home to help improve my speed?

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Will Wearing Ankle Weights Help Me Improve My Speed?

Soccer speed

Will wearing ankle weights help me improve my speed?

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The 4 Types of Soccer Speed

4 Types of Soccer Speed

When we think of soccer speed, we most often think of running speed. However, soccer speed can actually refer to many things.

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The 4 Priorities For Conditioning

First, it is important to separate the ideas of “endurance training” and “conditioning“. Endurance is very important in soccer, but it is just one aspect of successful soccer conditioning.

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Training With Plyometrics

Training with plyometrics

According to About.com’s Sports Medicine Section Plyometric exercises are specialized, high intensity training techniques used to develop athletic power.

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Straight Leg Kick

Straight Leg Kick

Also known as leg swings and leg extensions, the straight leg kick is one of the most under-utilized dynamic stretching exercises.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – The Full Bloom

The Elite Phase: The Full Bloom (U-19) Development of functional and team play: Fulfillment of a player’s potential depends on his or her own efforts, the support of teammates and the unselfish guidance of her coach.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Dedication”

U-16 The Dedication Stage

The Fervid Phase: The Dedication (U-16) Development of individual skills – individual, group and team tactics: This is a critical time in the player’s development.

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