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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 »

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 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 »