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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...

Why Many Young Athletes Struggle to 'Play Physical'

In a recent piece, we outlined why roughhousing is one of the best activities for a child's developing brain and body, and how unfortunately, opportun...

The Simple Hack That Will Change Your Tackling Drills Forever

Tackling is a skill. Bringing down an unwilling opponent who's often moving at very high speeds takes technique and aggressive intent. Yet to prepa...

Why Kids Need to Roughhouse

Kids have always loved roughhousing. Boisterous, physical play is ingrained in their DNA, and when you get two or more kids around each other for l...

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...

What Exactly are 'Overuse' Injuries? Inside the Epidemic Sidelining Youth Athletes

Overuse injury. The term itself seems fairly self-explanatory. Something in the body was used too much, and it led to injury. But with overuse inju...

The One Exercise Football Players Can't Afford to Skip This Summer

With the start of football season fast approaching, you've likely already been hitting the weight room. Your Squat's gone up, your Bench Press has got...

More 'Us,' Less 'Them': What Championship Teams Focus On

What do you want from your athletes on game day? The coaches we consult will often begin with broad concepts like "win" or "compete at a high level." ...

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