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How To Get Players To Use Their Weak Foot

A young player dribbles using both feet

Many years ago, I studied Kung-Fu. My instructor told me, “It’s ok to have a strong side, but not to have a weak side.” I believe this same principle applies to soccer as well.

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Iron Deficiency, Anemia, and Athletic Performance

Iron difficiency, anemia, and athletic performance

Anemia is a blood disorder most often caused by lack of iron in the blood. Anemia due to iron deficiency is more common in women. In fact, if you’ve coached girls or women in the United States, you’ve probably coached someone with anemia as rates in women are as high as 12%.

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How Important is Sleep for Athletic Performance?

The Importance of Sleep for Athletic Performance

It’s easy to say sleep is crucial in the restorative process, but sleep seems to be the first thing to suffer with athletes as they struggle with their need to combine training with other duties like studying or working.

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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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Is It Good To Play Soccer Against People Older Than Me?

Soccer players of different ages

I’m 15 years old, and I play against 18-40 year olds. Is that good? Also, I weigh 80kg. Is that healthy at my age?

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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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5 Keys To Success In Sports

5 Keys to Success in Sports

Whether soccer is your game or even something else, develop these 5 factors to make yourself more successful:

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How Many Days A Week Can I Train

I am training on my own. How many days a week should I train to get the most improvement without injuring myself?

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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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