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Speed & Agility

Improving Your Soccer Speed and Agility

By CoachUp Nation - 01/10/18


Muscle memory involves your muscles adapting to certain movements that may feel foreign at first. With enough repetition, these movements become second nature and can be performed effortlessly during a game.

Soccer Tips

Best Soccer Tips for Young Players

By Jorge Ochoa, Kapitva Sports Academy - 07/06/18


Soccer training is probably the best way to become a great player. The best players usually develop by training hard and learning from the best coaches in the world. 

Rags to Riches

Humble Upbringing Was Part of Neymar's Path to Riches

By SportsEngine - 07/02/18


Neymar spent much of his early life migrating with his family as his father attempted through soccer and various other means to provide for his family, including work as a mechanic, as a salesperson and as a driver.

Sleep

Sleep Is Essential for Student-Athlete Success

By Scott Sailor, USA Today - 01/11/18


Not getting enough sleep negatively affects the ability to focus and maintain attention, which are important components to learning in the classroom or in sports.

Nutrition


Nutrition Tips: Should you eat before a game? 

By Nancy Clark - 06/01/18


To Eat or Not to Eat: The Pre-Game Soccer Question

That’s the question soccer players of all ages and abilities most commonly ask when I’m presenting a sports nutrition workshop. While most athletes expect a simple response, such as “Eat a banana” or “Have a slice of toast,” the answer is actually complex and depends on many factors. After all, we are each an experiment of one.

Sideline Behavior

Parents on the Soccer Sideline

By Jason Pratt - 06/01/18


The Parent Impairment

It is hard to imagine too many people who would look into a mirror and admit that they are staring at “that parent”. Yet all I have to do is refer to “that parent” and you probably know who I am talking about and to what behaviors I am referring.