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Wall Ball Part 3: Yael Averbuch’s Fast Footwork Wall Drills

Wall Ball Part 3: Yael Averbuch's Fast Footwork Wall Drills

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What Are The Benefits of Jumping Rope For Soccer?

Benefits of jumping rope for soccer

Why Should Soccer Players Jump Rope? Jumping rope improves balance, coordination, agility, and overall speed.

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Training for Speed, Agility, & Quickness

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is by far my favorite SAQ (Speed, Agility, and Quickness) resource anywhere.

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All The Principles of Play for Soccer

Principles of Play in soccer

Effective attacking and defending depends simultaneously on individual and team actions. These actions consist of corresponding attacking and defending actions known as the “Principles of Play.”

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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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What Should I Do “Off The Ball”?

What Should I Do "Off the Ball"?

What should I do during a game when I don’t have the ball?

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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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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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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Commitment”

The 4 Phases of Player Development

The Formal Phase: The Commitment (U-14) Development of individual skills – individual and small group tactics: Adult standards and formal rules become applicable.

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