Tag: soccer

Building the Soccer Players of Tomorrow.

Embracing Competition

Let me make one thing clear, there will always be competition; in all areas of your life. Once you think you have surpassed any possible competitors, life will always find a way to bring you more. Some people relish the idea of always having a rival, while other prefer being alone in their journey. Only…
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December 4, 2017 1

The 3 Principles of Soccer

  Soccer Principles are the concepts of the sport that allow players to be effective on the pitch. Soccer is a sport based on 3 main principles and abilities. There are many sub-abilities you need to carry in your locker, but experts narrow it down to 3 areas; technical ability, athleticism and physical ability, and the tactical…
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November 12, 2017 0

Bounce Back from a Poor Performance

Poor Game. Bad Training Session. LackLustre Performances. Don’t stress. Everyone has lackluster performances. Even the best suffer and have dips in form. It’s natural, and you wouldn’t be human if you’ve never had them. The only thing that matters is how you react and how you pick yourself up from these performances. A bad performance…
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October 9, 2017 2

The Complacency Trap

Complacency stops Progress.   By becoming comfortable and satisfied with your current level of talent and skill, you stop yourself from being ambitious and reaching new heights. Complacency is dangerous, and it can hinder anyone’s development. It’s a mindset. It’s an obstacle. Complacency is a trap.   The Dangers of Complacency   Complacency is like…
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September 14, 2017 5

Let’s Talk Explosiveness

Explosiveness   Often confused with acceleration and pace, explosiveness is the ability to rapidly change direction and burst into a top speed. Acceleration and explosiveness are really similar to each other. Whilst acceleration is the process of getting into top gear, explosiveness is the rapid change of direction.   They both share the similarity, when it…
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September 3, 2017 4

The Top 10 Most Hindering, Training Mistakes You’re Committing To

Everyone makes mistakes in soccer. It’s just part of the game, part of your development and how you improve.     BUT.   There are some crucial mistakes you are doing everyday that are hindering your progression. Most of them go unnoticed until you really zone in on them, identify them, and correct them. These…
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August 23, 2017 2

Comparing Yourself To Others

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” -Teddy Roosevelt Just how many times in your experience have you wished you had the speed of another fast player? Or the shot power of another player? How many times have your personally put yourself down because of other’s achievements, even though they are on your own team? It’s…
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August 7, 2017 4

How to Become Team Captain

 Team Captain. What an honor to have. Being the captain of a team is a sign of real leadership and a role that is sought out by all members of a team. Being captain is a privilege that comes with responsibility. You are trusted to be the influence and the driving force in the team’s…
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July 31, 2017 2

Hydration – An Underrated Boost to Performance

Hydration. A Simple Task.  Let’s face it, hydration isn’t on our top priorities when it comes to our development because the simplicity of drinking enough fluids is taken for granted. Let me tell you this… Dehydration affects your performances by up to 20%… In a 90 minutes match, that’s 18 minutes you spent not performing…
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July 24, 2017 1

The 3 Most Important Attributes For Soccer Development Success

Ever Wonder Just What It Takes to be a Successful Footballer?   Let Rodrigo break it down with his selection of 3 attributes he believes any player must have if they are to be successful. Let’s be honest. Football can be frustrating at times, with many negative dips in form and times where you lack…
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July 17, 2017 3