Recovery for soccer players
Feb11

Recovery for soccer players

During soccer season there will be times when there will be games every few days. During tournaments, there will be games every day for as many as three days. Soccer is a demanding sport and being able to perform again soon after a game has just completed will mean taking recovery seriously. With a proper recovery plan, any player will be able to recover faster, train harder and perform at a higher level for longer. Here is a...

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Testing your fitness levels for soccer
Feb01

Testing your fitness levels for soccer

Soccer players are complete athletes. To maintain peak performance throughout an entire 90-minute game, soccer players work on every aspect of their physical capacity. The training covers endurance, speed, agility, strength, and flexibility. Here is a quick look at some of the targets for each aspect of fitness: Endurance The primary requirement for endurance is a good aerobic base. However, since a soccer players transitions from a...

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Heading in Soccer Linked to CNS issues
Jan28

Heading in Soccer Linked to CNS issues

The latest research indicates that heading the ball in soccer may be more than a minor sub concussive event. The study shows that heading the ball and unintentional head injury during play are both associated with central nervous system symptoms like pain and dizziness. The author of the study author Michael L. Lipton, MD, Ph.D., professor, Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of...

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Making Soccer Gear Last
Nov28

Making Soccer Gear Last

All of the soccer apparel a player needs amounts to a few hundred dollars when you’re buying top notch gear, a drop in the bucket compared to hockey or football. The appeal of soccer worldwide is that it’s an inexpensive sport to play at a high level. Still, the money you do spend should be precious. Especially when you’re buying brand name gear and looking to elevate your game. If you’re looking for tips to make soccer shoes, gloves...

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Three soccer dribbling drills to improve ball control
Nov02

Three soccer dribbling drills to improve ball control

The hallmark of some of the best soccer players in the world are their dribbling skills. The ball control when at full speed or when avoiding defenders is amazing. The ball is almost an extension of their feet and it is that level of control that makes them some of the top players in the world. Fortunately, this level of control can be achieved with sufficient practice. Here are some drills that will improve ball control: Closed-space...

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