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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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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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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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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Romance”

U12 - The Romance Stage

FOUNDATION PHASE: THE ROMANCE (U-12) Development of individual skills — individual and small group tactics: The effect of the role model is very important at this stage of development.

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Stretch To Improve Your Game

Most coaches now realize the importance of pre-game stretching over no stretching at all. However, it seems that most coaches are still stuck 25 years in the past when it comes to what stretching program their players do.

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