We have all come to expect this kind of behavior from M. United’s Ronaldo but at least he has perfected his diving. AC Milan’s Alberto Gilardino tried some of the same in his team’s Champions League game against Celtic but his delivery was just terrible. In fact, he executed the dive so badly and several […]

It is essential before any training session or match that the whole team warm up and then stretch in order to prepare their bodies for the coming action. Starting a match “cold” makes players unable to move as freely or quickly as they should and drastically increases the chances of pulling or straining a muscle. […]

In the early days of modern soccer the game was all about dribbling and tackling. Then the Scottish invented the passing game and became pretty much unbeatable. Soon everyone else followed suit. The ability to move the ball up the field at speed from player to player has remained a key part of the game […]

No matter how hard a team works, if they can’t shoot straight, that work will go to waste. Shooting produces about three-quarters of all goals, and the more practiced a team is, the better they will become at scoring. Shooting can be performed from all distances using a variety of techniques. Power shooting from outside […]

Juventus was recently demoted to Serie B because of its involvement in the match-fixing scandal that recently shook Italian soccer. Can Juventus make it back to Serie A in just one year? Juventus was not just relegated to Serie B but also penalized with a 30 point deficit to start the season. In this article, […]

On soccer coaching, the key to motivating soccer players is to help them to motivate themselves. First, you need to set the example. This means that you need to use the Golden Rule and speak to them the way that you wish them to speak to you and the way you hope they speak to […]

It’s as important to cool down after training sessions and matches as it is to warm up before the. Soccer is an extremely strenuous game, and simply stopping at the end of a game can lead to several problems: -The excess lactic acid in your body after strenuous exercise can lead to restlessness and lack […]

A coaches coaching style should be adaptable. If you coach soccer, for example, you should be aware that not each athlete on the soccer team should be coached the same way. Some of the soccer athletes may need to be motivated to exercise and workout more frequently. Some athletes may need you to encourage them […]

Soccer goalkeepers have a unique position. One which entails highly tuned skills and great athletic ability. One of the fundamental mistakes that soccer clubs make at a grass roots level is not seriously training their young goalkeepers in the fine art of goalkeeping…It is an art form. It is possible that some trainers do not […]

Italy and France won the privilege to travel to Berlin for the final game of the tournament. First, Italy ousted the hosts Germans in one of the most exciting games of the competition. Second, France played enough football to score a goal and then comfortably defended their lead until the final whistle. In a game […]

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