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Bob Bradley’s Off-Season Training Plan

Bob Bradley has been the Head Coach of several college, professional, national teams including the NY/NJ Metro Stars (now known as the New York Red Bulls) and the United States Men's National Team. He is currently the Head Coach of the Egyptian Men's National Team.

If you want to impress your coach when team practices start up again in the fall, you’d better make good use of the summer.

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How Can I Improve On My Own?

All it takes to get better on your own is a foot, a ball, and determination

I played my first soccer season this year, and I am in the 9th grade. I want to do better.

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The Importance of Core Strength in Soccer

Importance of "core" in soccer

What is my “core”, why is it important in soccer, and what are some exercises I can do for it?

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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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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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Single Leg Balance Reaches

Abby Wambach performs a single leg balance reach

Balance reaches are a common exercise for basketball players and even golfers. They can also be useful for soccer players, as they help develop the leg strength and jumping ability that can be crucial during physical play or for winning flighted balls.

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Side To Side Jumps

Side To Side Jumps

Soccer and many other sports require not only agility, but the ability to make explosive movements.

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Power Skips

Power Skips

Power Skips are a plyometric exercise that is good for improving both strength and speed.

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Leapfrogs

Leapfrogs

Here is yet another plyometric exercise to incorporate into your conditioning. Leapfrogs are particularly good for developing strength and jumping ability.

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How Can A New Player Make The High School Team?

How Can A New Player Make The High School Team?

I’ve been playing soccer in my gym class, and I really like it. Now I’d like to try out for my high school team, but I have never played before

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