What a year looks like for a soccer player

The typical amateur soccer player spends about two-thirds of the year playing soccer. However, the training does not end there, during the other months, players continue to train at different levels of intensity. Here is what the typical calendar looks like for a player: Pre-season training The point of early pre-season training is to get your body and mind ready […]

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Off Season Soccer Training

Tudor Bompa, one of the world’s leading strength training experts, said the term “off-season” is misleading. Instead, it’s more a “transition phase,” between two 12 month programs. AN off-season implies that nothing happens, which is the worst thing an athlete can do. Sports fitness advisor points out that there are two main objectives for off-season soccer training: The first is […]

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The three most common injuries in soccer

Soccer players push their bodies to breaking point every game. Although there is a lot of preventative work going into their training, injuries are commonplace. Glance through news reports and a pattern will emerge. The elite level players suffer more injuries than any other category of player. There is a good reason for this. Most elite players carry small injuries […]

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Nutrition for soccer tournaments

Unlike for soccer practice and matches, soccer tournaments are especially demanding. There can be as many as two to three games in a single day and you will need to be prepared for it nutritionally. Failing to do so can result in not being able to play effectively after the first one or two games. Here is a nutrition checklist […]

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Tips for effective shooting

One of the best bits of advice given to young Soccer players who play striker is this: you miss all the shots that you never take. This was a quote by Hockey player Wayne Gretzky. It holds true for Hockey and it holds true for Soccer. Younger players start out with a natural hesitation to shoot. What they don’t realize, […]

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