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Connecting Coaches to the Best: Fueling for Performance 0

Connecting Coaches to the Best: Fueling for Performance

With the U.S. Men’s national team pre-World Cup camp opening at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California this week, the attention shifts to the work at hand, preparing the 23 players that will represent the U.S. in Brazil this summer. Any successful coach and organization knows that the preparation involved to get the best out… Read More »

Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team Training Video 0

Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team Training Video

Kwik Goal’s media team flew down to sunny Florida to observe how Kwik Goal equipment was incorporated into training sessions by the Canadian Men’s National Team. These sessions were prior to a successful pair of World Cup Qualifying Matches in November.  The Canadian Soccer Association, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership… Read More »

Jose Mourinho Tactical Thinking – Part 1 -Gary Curneen 0

Jose Mourinho Tactical Thinking – Part 1 -Gary Curneen

 I have been a fan of Jose Mourinho for many years. When the opportunity came to watch him work first hand with Real Madrid in Los Angeles, I signed up for the NSCAA Course right away. I have observed numerous training sessions at professional clubs with top coaches before, but this was different. I expected to… Read More »

Great Player Ability – Phil Stephenson 0

Great Player Ability – Phil Stephenson

It has never been hard for me to spot a good player. There is an element of ease, a comfort with the ball, a relaxed, almost nonchalant air when doing ridiculously hard things. In my eyes, the essence of this whole star or the fundamental beginnings of greatness, begins with the ability to play on… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

New Approach – Jurgen Klinsmann Interview 2012 0

New Approach – Jurgen Klinsmann Interview 2012

In this clip from USSoccer.com, Jurgen Klinsmann is interviewed and talks about building on the foundation left by previous Men’s National Team coaches to improve the National Team program.  Jurgen also discusses the increase of U.S. players in Europe and how European teams are now scouting here in the U.S. (i.e. MLS), compared to ten… Read More »