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The Power of Planning – John McGlasson 0

The Power of Planning – John McGlasson

Whatever we are doing in life, there are many factors that can alter or change our direction. Our health, fitness and nutrition are no different. Wherever you decide to go on your journey improve your health, lose weight, run a marathon or develop your fitness to play a sport such as football. There are many… Read More »

Rich Hartis of Molde FK, Kwik Charts demonstration 0

Rich Hartis of Molde FK, Kwik Charts demonstration

Rich Hartis demonstrates how to use Kwik Goal’s Kwik Charts in various applications and formats.  Rich Hartis, who is Kwik Goal’s Technical Director, is currently the Molde FK First Team Goalkeeper Coach in Molde, Norway.  He explains how he and the coaching staff utilize the Kwik Charts to go over set pieces, restarts and other… Read More »

DesO – George Fotopoulos 0

DesO – George Fotopoulos

A Champion is often defined as a person who fights, a warrior, to defy or challenge, exceeding all others. Some people think a champion is defined by rings or trophies, but the truth is a champion is defined by the effect they had on their sport and more important the people they touched. I had… Read More »

Developing the Junior Goalkeeper – Tania Singfield 0

Developing the Junior Goalkeeper – Tania Singfield

There’s more to it than just making the save! In my experience, spanning fifteen years as a goalkeeper coach, I am always battling the same issues with goalkeepers ages 12-14; they lack athleticism.  This is something that must start at an early age and continue to be developed throughout the teenage years. Athletic ability is… Read More »

Style of Play – Jurgen Klinsmann Interview 0

Style of Play – Jurgen Klinsmann Interview

In this interview clip from USSoccer.com, Jurgen Klinsmann discusses how a team’s style of play reflects the environment in which they live.  Jurgen also mentions how this evolves from the individual player’s surroundings and by finding out what drives them.  According to the Men’s National Team coach, having a strong foundation, being organized defensively, have… Read More »

Are Parents a Positive or Negative Influence?- Jamie Wright 0

Are Parents a Positive or Negative Influence?- Jamie Wright

For the past 18 months, I have been attending a local leagues central venue for small sided football, each week coming away and having the feeling of disappointment and regret that I hadn’t stopped 6, 7 and 8 year old boys and girls being verbally abused by adults. Due to the Christmas break and a… Read More »

Benefits of Speed & Agility in the Modern Game – George Crampton 0

Benefits of Speed & Agility in the Modern Game – George Crampton

Soccer coaches are always trying to beat opponents, obviously. Recruiting bigger players or playing a particular system is one set of strategies, but a growing trend to improve a team’s performance, regardless of player age, is through a training regime that includes speed and agility workouts. In speaking to pro players and coaches at the… Read More »

Kwik Goal’s Profile of Rich Hartis Molde FK Keeper Coach 0

Kwik Goal’s Profile of Rich Hartis Molde FK Keeper Coach

A video profile of  Rich Hartis, who is the Technical Director for Kwik Goal, explains his 15 year relationship with company, which started when he was a coach at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Also, Rich is currently the Molde FK First Team Goalkeeper Coach in Molde, Norway and talks about working with Ole Gunner… Read More »

The Art of Movement Part 2 – Tony Strudwick Manchester United F.C 0

The Art of Movement Part 2 – Tony Strudwick Manchester United F.C

Every young player should be given appropriate information about the importance of movement skills and beyond that should be given abundant opportunities for the practice of such movements. Moreover, they should be given knowledge of and practice in the skills of body movement so that they can handle their bodies effectively during the changing demands… Read More »

The Art of Movement Part 1 – Tony Strudwick Manchester United F.C 2

The Art of Movement Part 1 – Tony Strudwick Manchester United F.C

Movement Skills Perhaps one of the most fascinating observations of contemporary Premier League soccer is the athleticism and movement quality demonstrated by the elite few. When we look at players like Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo, flowing along in full stride, we witness a connection with the sublime. This state of flow, often described as… Read More »