Conditioning

Are Long Runs Good?

Are Long Runs Good?

Does soccer fitness include steady state 20-30 minute conditioning runs? In the past and even still now in the present both soccer parents and coaches alike are sending their children and players out for a twenty to thirty minute soccer fitness runs. In the past this...

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Are Long Runs Good?

How to Improve Foot Speed for Soccer Players

Most young soccer players need to improve their movement on the soccer field. The following five exercises will help them with ball control, quickness and agility. First, I recommend a good five to seven dynamic minute warm up to get the blood flowing and to wake up...

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Are Long Runs Good?

Winter Soccer Fitness – How to Prepare For the Cold

Winter is a great time to maintain an "aerobic" base in the off season. This will compliment off season base strength training programs. It will allow you to maintain fitness levels, prevent injury and build up of body fat. You could also prepare for your soccer...

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Are Long Runs Good?

Soccer Warm Up Routine

In a most traditional soccer warm up a ball is put into play because coaches want to get in as many touches as possible on the ball. This is fine; however, from an injury prevention perspective, the muscles need to be warm and prepared to do many movements. It is for...

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Are Long Runs Good?

Soccer Training in the Heat

Guest Post by Mike Grafstein of Elite Soccer Power In a hot climate, regardless if you are in this environment all year round or if it is hot in your spring and summer, you still must be able to train at a the highest intensity possible. It is for that reason you need...

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Are Long Runs Good?

Developing Soccer Speed – Fast Twitch Muscle

In soccer today players are looking to get, or their parents are looking for them to get that edge on speed on the field. Regardless if it is national, state/provincial or regional level, speed is a highly desired quality by many coaches for their players to have. It...

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5 Keys to Improving Vertical Jump

As you know soccer players need jump training exercises to increase speed on the soccer field. More specifically keepers need this type of training to get high balls and leap across the goal to make spectacular saves. And of course field players want to get high in...

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Are Long Runs Good?

5 Tips for Youth Soccer Strength Development

Interested in strength training for kids soccer to improve performance on the soccer field? Actually it can be quite simple if you know what you are doing. You know that many soccer coaches like their players to be strong, powerful and fast. This occurs even at the...

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Are Long Runs Good?

Soccer Post Game Recovery Tips

These Soccer Post Game Recovery Tips are brought to you courtesy of Elite Soccer Power 1) Post game recovery should begin immediately after with a light "warm down". This may be in the form of a light jog or light movements from a dynamic warm up. This could include...

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Soccer Drills & Practices “To-Go”

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