Browsing: Athlete Performance

The athlete performance category is focused more on the mental aspects of performing at the highest level. Inside every great soccer player is a great mind.

Athlete Performance USMNT
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We are training the wrong kids. Period.

Youth soccer is a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. and those who run it (US Soccer, Youth Soccer Club Directors, MLS / NASL / USL pro teams, & independent player development organizations like Coerver) INTENTIONALLY target the parents and players who can most AFFORD the RISING COSTS of training and “opportunities” they offer.

Athlete Performance Leah dribbling
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Children are BORN with confidence. The have no fear of anything, until they are given a reason to fear something.

For instance, children aren’t afraid of heights until they fall, or they witness someone else fall, or are convinced by another person that they should be afraid of falling. Children aren’t afraid of strange animals until they are bitten, see someone else get bitten, or are convinced by another person that approaching a strange animal could result in physical harm. With no outside influence, children are CONFIDENT.

Athlete Performance ACL injury prevention: Taekwondo
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If you look at the core of most ACL injuries, the underlying problems start around puberty. That’s why it’s suggested by many competitive soccer trainers and respected youth soccer directors to enroll your child in Taekwondo, and encourage them to take an entire year off from soccer as they enter puberty.

Athlete Performance Futsal in Kansas City
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Now, hopefully the soccer clubs can curb their money grab and not try to figure out a way to hijack the courts, and continue their oppression of those with the greatest athletic potential.

Athlete Performance The 10,000 Hours Myth
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10,000 hours of playing soft with 21 other over-fed softies won’t make anyone HUNGER for more – more food, more money or more love. 10,000 hours of training provided to a 12 year old kid who’s driven every day to the gifted program at his school in a luxury car and given all of the love and encouragement necessary to become anything he wants in life isn’t going to produce a top quality professional soccer player.

Economics Macedonia national football team
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The game is broken down into very small increments called “winnable moments“, as aggressive, sometimes violent players go head to head against other aggressive, sometimes violent players who all want to win the ball. These are the points where heroes are made and careers are ended.

Athlete Performance
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The goalkeeper is the Field General for their team. They are last line of defense and the first line of offense, and are only as good as their defense. Understanding the basic principals of the position will make it easier to stop shots, restart the offense and contribute to your team’s success.

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