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Rodrigo's Pre-Game

Rodrigo’s Pre-Game Routine

Rodrigo’s pregame routine consists of mental, physical, and nutritional preparation. Before we get into this article I just want to mention that this is my personal pre-game routine and that just because it works for me, it’s going to work for you. Everybody is different in how they prepare for a game and what routines work…
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January 7, 2018 1
Target Practice

Creating SMART Goals

 Setting SMART goals is the ideal way of going about goal-setting.  Creating goals is crucial in soccer as it gives you an objective to aim at as you develop. As 2018 rolls in and 2017 is now a year of the past, we, as athletes, need to reflect on 2017 but also set new objectives…
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January 1, 2018 0

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

My Venture in Soccer PT.1

Rodrigo’s Venture. Every single player has an origin. In my case, I first started playing soccer at the tender age of 5 years old. It was, of course recreational, and it was something my mother signed me up to get me up and about. Throughout my childhood, the coaches and the teams I had played…
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August 19, 2017 1

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