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Soccer Captain

What Does it Mean to be a Captain?

When young kids dream of making it to the top as a soccer player, many also dream of being their team’s captain as very often they are seen to be the most important player in the soccer team, but is that really true? What does it mean to be a Captain?In truth there are some […]

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soccer field dimensions

How Big are Soccer Fields?

We all watch top level soccer and see the best players in the world demonstrating their skills on the world stage but have you ever stopped to wonder just how big are soccer fields?When we see the best players in the world hitting long passes across the full width of the soccer pitch, just how […]

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soccer goal dimensions

What are the Dimensions of a Soccer Goal?

Whilst it is often taken for granted and very little thought is given to how wide a soccer goal is, it’s hard to think of another aspect of soccer which is more important! The entire game of soccer and the associated excitement factor is based around moments when the ball either goes into the goal […]

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Soccer Goalkeeper Rebounder Drills

Improve your Performance with a Goalkeeper Rebounder Net

Some of the most innovative coaches in soccer have been goalkeeping coaches and they have been using a range of different equipment to develop the skills of goalkeepers for many years. Frans Hoek is a great innovator who has worked at Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United and virtually redefined the role of the […]

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soccer rebounder drills

Professional Soccer Rebounder Drills

A soccer rebounder is a fantastic piece of equipment that will enable you to develop a whole range of skills both in team practice and individual practice. Arguably the greatest benefit these training aids is that you can set up soccer rebounder drills that allow you to develop team based soccer skills by working individually […]

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goalkeeper kneepads

Why Should All Soccer Goalies wear Kneepads?

Making sure your goalkeeper is dressed for the game or training session with maximum protection can really help in preventing injuries. Different goalkeepers like to wear different items of protective equipment but there is unquestionably a growing trend for soccer goalie knee pads.Help Prevent Serious Injury with Soccer Knee BracesAccording to this article at FIFA, […]

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motivational chants

Motivational Pre-Game Soccer Chants

Like teams from other sports, some soccer teams use pre-game motivational chants to get themselves in the zone and to prepare mentally for the game.Why should you use pre game chants for Soccer?Going into your soccer game in the right frame of mind is essential if you want to perform at your peak and do […]

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funny punishments

Funny Punishments for Losing a Game

Soccer teams are very well known for their inventiveness when it comes to coming up with funny punishments for losing a game, so we take a look at some of the most famous silly punishments in the game.In fact, such is the competitive nature of many soccer players that even losing in training sessions can […]

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plyometric exercises

Plyometric Exercises for Soccer Players

Plyometrics is often referred to as the jumping exercise because of the explosive drills it encourages and it is a great way to build muscle rapidly. For this reason it has become an absolute staple for soccer players at all levels who have their own list of plyometric exercises they use to get their body […]

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position numbers in soccer

Soccer Position Numbers Explained

With so many position numbers in soccer and with so much innovation to have taken place in the game in the last 20 years adding more all the time, it can be difficult to keep track of all the different position numbers on a soccer team.Here we look at a range of the most popular […]

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