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Why In-Season Strength Training Is Essential for Soccer Players

"In-season training is not necessary," one youth soccer coach once uttered to me. "My kid is too busy to make time for in-season strength training,...

5 Powerful Tips for Coaching Millennial Athletes

Nothing drives me more crazy than hearing adults despairingly utter the words, "kids have changed." I sure hope they have! The world has undergone ...

'Never Lift on Game Day': Exposing One of the Biggest Myths in Sports

The first time you hear it, the idea of lifting before a game sounds ridiculous. Because before that moment, you'd likely been led to believe—eit...

5 Soccer Training Drills Actually Worth Your Time

"Decelerate!" "Pump your arms!" "Sprint!" "Faster!" Ever heard a coach barking a rolling list of orders that actually made their players p...

The Top Speed Secret: Why Getting Faster Is the Ultimate Performance-Enhancer For Team Sport Athletes

Team sport athletes rarely reach max velocity during competition. That's just the reality. Fatigue becomes a factor shortly after the first whistle...

It's Not 'Training Like a Man.' It's Training Like an Athlete

"Coach, I don't want to look like a man." I can't tell you how many times I've heard that phrase. It's one of the biggest misconceptions regarding ...

How Contrast Training Can Create More Explosive Soccer Players

Speed training for soccer players is more than flying through sprint drills. It is more than strapping on parachutes. It is more than ladder dri...

What 'Pressure' Really Means For Athletes—And How Great Coaches Take it Away

"Man, there is so much pressure!" "Don't choke under the pressure!" Pressure is a common point of interest in sports. It's something that's talk...

1 Set, 20 Reps: The Strange Workout Strategy That Gets Results

There are many unanswered questions in the field of strength and conditioning. Where should inexperienced athletes start with weight training? How ...

The 5 Best Single-Leg Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer is a game full of single-leg actions, and it still flabbergasts me when players fail to train balance and single-leg strength. There is pass...

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