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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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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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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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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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