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Student Athletes and Mental Health

Recently Naomi Osaka, worldwide second-ranked women’s tennis player, decided that she would not be participating in the French Open press conferences for the sake of her mental health. Despite facing fines from the organization, Naomi Osaka’s choice to respect her mental health resonated with players worldwide. It also kickstarted a more significant discussion about athlete’s …

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Youth Soccer Players: What to Eat Before the Big Game

While training and practice are essential for the big game, it’s far from the only way to prepare. Nutrition is a vital part of every successful soccer player’s life. While this type of care extends beyond gameday, today we’re going to discuss how to properly feed youth soccer players so that they play and feel …

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8 Soccer Drill to do at Home Train Like Legends

Top 8 Solo Soccer Drills: How to Make Playing Alone at Home More Fun

Playing soccer is an electrifying experience that relies on communication, teamwork, and endurance. Having a shared moment as a team is almost always going to feel more satisfying than practicing alone at home, but that doesn’t mean a player should avoid it or that it can’t be fun! We believe that these drills can be …

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How to Choose the Right Soccer Position for You

Finding the right youth soccer position is all about analyzing your personal skill set. Physical ability, foot skills, and field awareness are some of the most important things to evaluate. Your team strategy, formation, and even your competition may be relevant as well.  A team playing a 4-4-2 will ask for different things from their …

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The Difference Between High School, Club, Academy & ODP Soccer

Next to lacrosse, soccer is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the nation.  As such, there are different levels of competition.  Each stage in the youth development process is somewhat siloed and can often have more to do with surrounding talent, competition and coaching than anything else.  Today, US youth soccer can essentially …

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5 Things College Coaches Look for in a Soccer Player

The main goal of club soccer programs, competitive high schools, the ODP program and even academy soccer, is to prepare athletes for the next level. College gameplay is dictated by speed, endurance, preparation and work ethic. That being said, there are certain skills and intangibles that nearly every college scout, recruiter, or coach will look …

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5 Soccer Drills to Improve Endurance During COVID-19

Soccer is a sport built on endurance, stamina and cardio.  At the end of the day, any soccer game, from U-9 all the way through the Olympic level, can be influenced or even won through fitness.  Normally, club soccer coaches, high school soccer coaches and even academy coaches have their teams train together, running and …

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The Switch to Virtual Strength and Conditioning post COVID-19

2020 has proved to be a challenging year for everybody. With the uncertainty of in person practices, matches, and strength training, coaches’ jobs of getting their teams ready has become much more difficult. An increasing number of coaches are making the switch to virtual practices with position specific soccer drills and training for their teams …

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