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Repeat sprint tests are designed to measure not only anaerobic power, but also the ability to recover from short bursts of high intensity exercise.
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You can test just the repeat sprint ability with tests such as Sprint Fatigue Test.
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For more soccer specific activities designed to simulate the demands of soccer matches, the Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test includes jogging, running and sprinting.
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Tests for the goalkeeper should concentrate on explosive power and flexibility. Some type of reaction test could also be incorporated.
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10 Metre Sprint: This test evaluates your soccer players acceleration and quickness.
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40 Metre Sprint: This test gives you an idea of your players speed potential. Most soccer players reach full speed between 40 -60 metres.
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T Agility Run: This test gives an idea how well your soccer players are can stop and change direction.
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How it Works: Players start on a beep and run/jog twenty meters and wait until the next beep. The time between beeps is less as the test progresses.
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Players continue until they no longer reach the twenty meter mark before the beep.
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Apparently David Beckham in his prime could complete the entire beep test for all 23 levels.
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Best conditioned athletes on average reach above the 14th level and below the 16th level. I have personally observed a 19 old year old male soccer player reach level 14.
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Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side smashed the record for the most points in a single campaign in the Premier League era with 100 points in 2017-18, and Manchester United have also won the title with more than the 90 the Gunners collected on their unbeaten run.
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But neither of those great teams can say they have ever gone an entire season without losing a league game.
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The Invincibles, The reason for the nickname is that they went unbeaten in their 38 league matches. They won 26 games and drew 12.
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Toure - Why partnership with Campbell worked
The pairing was really good. Sol was great in the air and I was really fast along the ground.
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Mbappe Weaknesses: Defensive contribution, Aerial Duels, Offside awareness
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Mbapp needs to be more confident when contesting aerial duels.
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According to Squawka, the 18-year-old has only won 20% of his aerial challenges this term.
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Jose Mourinho: The Unemployed One has made more than 50m from his sackings

'I miss my football', says jobless Mourinho
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Jose Mourinho and Iker Casillas' Relationship Broke Down After Xavi Phone Call
'Iker deserves a lot of credit' said Xavi in a recent Marca interview. 'He called me and [Carles] Puyol. I told him that both sides had to look at themselves. He was looking out for the interests of Spanish football.'
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For Mourinho it was treachery. He had decided that the only way to beat Barcelona was to make war with them; Casillas had effectively raised the white flag.
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Mbappe has shared a dressing room with another star at PSG in Neymar, who the young French forward apparently helped to adapt to life and customs in Paris.
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Weaknesses
Defensive contribution,Aerial Duels,Offside awareness
"In Brazil, they are more festive, in France more serious," Mbappe said.
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"Here it's not considered good to display your passions. People will think he's neglecting PSG because he plays poker.
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"I think he has begun to understand that. At first it was hard for him because he experienced it as an affront.
"When he arrived, they put his face on the Eiffel Tower, and six months later they're asking him why he's playing poker.
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Wenger had not only revolutionised Arsenal but the entire division, introducing new training, fitness and dieting regimes that forced managers across the country to follow suit and demand greater professionalism and discipline from their players.
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Gone were the days of victories being celebrated with fatty food and several pints of beer.
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Knee hugs



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Interestingly research has revealed how approximately 450 of the movements which are performed involve a change in direction of over 120 degrees thats about 50% of all turns made by a player in one match.
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This is a clear signal that you must work on conditioning the joints and muscles involved in performing these movement patterns.
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Research has also shown that players change movement pattern over 11 times every minute.This puts huge demands on the ankle, knee and hip joints.
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The number of different movement patterns a top-class player will use in a single match is estimated to be well over 100.
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Running in a straight line just wont achieve that result.
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Its also going to take more than running to achieve the strengthening and preparation of your joints and muscles for a game situation, this is where your strength training really pays dividends.
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Most runs you make are between 5 and 30m; the most common distance is about 10m.
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To some of you this will appear very short, but doing 100m sprints to improve your speed for football just isnt going to be effective.
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Its not about top speed, its about effective speed.
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Depending on your position, on average youll be making a 2-3 second all-out sprint about once every 90 seconds and making/receiving passes about 30 times during a match.
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The total distance covered is usually anywhere between 8-12km.
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You can make up to 1000 changes of direction over the course of a match!
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There are however a couple occasions when going for a long-distance run can be an appropriate choice: firstly, when youre injured and need to get the injured region used to bearing weight again, and secondly for mental wellbeing - to relieve stress for example.
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Injuries: When youre injured you have to build up gradually to a return to football-specific training, whilst aiming to maintain cardiovascular fitness.
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Going for steady state runs, depending on the nature and severity of the injury, is definitely a viable option.
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Its important to emphasise the need for a thorough warm up and cool down before these sessions to avoid re-injury.
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The soccer run is a variation of the well-known and popular Fartlek.
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elliptical Specific low-intensity

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stationary bike




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Some of the symptoms of overtraining/fatigue are:
Decrease in performance
Increased muscle soreness
Elevated resting heart rate
No desire to train
Altered sleep patterns
Irritability
Decreased appetite
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An Ideal Recovery Session
Stays at about 65% of the Maximum Heart Rate
Low Physical Contact
Nutrition
Chocolate Milk
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Research suggests that the optimal time to drink chocolate
milk is within 30 minutes after activity
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60-Minute Max Session
Exceeding may diminish regeneration

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Recover Physically = Rest Mentally

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Physical Recovery
Icing
Muscle Massage
Rest
Nutrition
Chocolate Milk
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Mental Recovery
Focus on the next game
Dont dwell on mistakes/ Dont expect every
game to be the same
Look at what worked/didnt work from
previous games
Positivity
Mental Relaxation
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Not getting enough rest can have serious consequences
in youth soccer when players are still growing and
developing
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Gerardo Bedoya: The story of the world's 'dirtiest' footballer
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Bedoya accumulated 45 red cards during a 20-year playing career - which ended in 2015 - with a further two dismissals arriving from the dugout since.
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He received his first as an assistant coach after just 21 minutes in 2016.
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Perhaps the most remembered, his 41st red card was awarded after he was penalised for elbowing an opponent and a subsequent kick-out at the floored player's head earned him a 15-match ban.
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Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka have all been racially abused on social media after they missed penalties in the shootout defeat at Wembley.
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The players spend some time with their families after the game, with Southgate making sure to speak to everyone individually before they left the dressing room.

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To show what they think of him, he has had a row of toilets named after him in Italy.
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The Spain defender, 32, told reporters afterwards he would "be lying if I said I didn't force [the booking]".
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Uefa opened an investigation and gave him with an additional one-match ban for obtaining a booking deliberately.
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By picking up a suspension at this stage, Ramos reduced the risk of missing a potentially more important match later in the competition, as all bookings are wiped following the quarter-final stage.
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Ramos clarified his post-match comments, saying: "I was referring to forcing the foul, a foul that was inevitable. Not to forcing the booking."It was a very dangerous counter-attack in the 88th minute, with an open match and the tie as well."
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Part of Gareth Southgate's success could be his willingness to turn to football outsiders to help prepare his England team.
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This is why when Sir Clive Woodward - a world-class rugby coach - was appointed as an assistant coach at Southampton FC a few years ago, there was uproar. "But he's a rugby person", football insiders said in horror.
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The same is true of many of the big tech firms such as Google which, a decade or so ago, wondered why innovation had dried up, despite hiring so many brilliant software engineers.
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They then realised that they were hiring people from similar universities who had learned under similar professors and had absorbed a similar range of concepts, heuristics and models.
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the novelist David Foster Wallace, who tells a story that starts in a fish tank. "There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish, who nods at them and says 'Morning, boys. How's the water?' And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then one of them looks at the other and goes, 'What the hell is water?'"
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Wallace's point is that when we are surrounded by people who think the same way, we can overlook the obvious
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While it has been shown that soccer players often run for an average of 7 miles (12km) during a single soccer game, you will be aware that no soccer player is running non-stop at a slow and steady speed from beginning to end of a game like a long-distance runner would.
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9 Reasons Biking is GREAT for Soccer Players:
It can work on multiple muscles throughout the body
It has been shown to improve stamina
It can be as easy or hard as you like
It can burn calories and get rid of excess weight
It can help you relax
It can sharpen your thinking
It can help with recovery
Its easy and straight forward
You can exercise on the go
increased cardiovascular fitness
increased muscle strength and flexibility
improved joint mobility
decreased stress levels
improved posture and coordination
strengthened bones
decreased body fat levels
prevention or management of disease
reduced anxiety and depression.
It Can Help You Relax
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Another area where biking can have a positive effect on a soccer player is on the mental side of the game.
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Although a lot of soccer revolves around the physical attributes of the players there is a lot to be said about the importance of a players mentality as well.
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Self-Esteem, depression, anxiety, and stress are all positively affected through exercise, but the nature of cycling has been shown to be one of the most effective activities for the head and heart.
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There are many times in a game where the player will be required to make a split-second decision. Should they run towards the ball or stick with the opponent next to them? Should they pass forwards or back? Should they shoot to the left or the right of the goalie?
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A recent study of people who were chosen for a six-month exercise program using stationary bikes showed that practicing pedaling on a regular basis increased the integrity of white matter fiber tracts inbrains.
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This white matter connects different parts of the brain and affects the speed of a persons thinking and their cognitive abilities.
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This means that biking regularly can improve a soccer players ability to think quickly and that improvement can directly affect the speed they make decisions of the soccer field
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As you can see above, the goalie runs less than any other soccer position.
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This is because their physical area of responsibility is far smaller than the other players meaning they dont have to run as far to be in the best position.
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Off-Season
She does recommend, based on a more benign view of distance running than Gatz, that you should run up to 30 minutes three times a week during the off-season.
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Another option is to cross-train to maintain endurance by swimming, cycling, stair climbing and running on a treadmill, she notes.
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How Much Running Should a Soccer Player Do?
To build a good soccer conditioning base, a player should focus on High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
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This form of conditioning is used regularly by professional soccer players. It can improve both a players aerobic and anaerobic ability.
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The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research even did a study that showed that High-Intensity Interval training, otherwise known as HIIT, dramatically improved a group of elite soccer players anaerobic endurance.
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As a general rule, a soccer player shouldnt focus on how many miles they should run in a day. Incorporate anaerobic running workouts into daily soccer training routines is the best preparation for any soccer player.
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This is due to the effect long-distance has on your muscles. If you are out running all the time, then your body will be focused on building up your slow-twitch muscle fibers at the expense of your fast-twitch muscle fibers.
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In fact, too much aerobic activity can actually make a player slower.
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Soccer is a majority anaerobic activity. Most of the movements made during a soccer game are short and high intensity.
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There are certain positions, such as midfield, where higher aerobic ability is advantageous, but overall, soccer is anaerobic.
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PlayerTek, who manufactures premium wearable fitness trackers and handles a vast amounts of data from soccer players, found that professional soccer players reach a top speed of 9.2 meters per second during a game. That converts to 20.6 mph or 33.12 kph
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Games that involve chasing and dodging are great exercises for players
young and old, because they:
are fun
are motivating
are competitive
get players warm
involve changes of speed
involve changes of direction
develop the key skill of faking (i.e. making someone think
youre going to move in one direction, then accelerating in the
opposite direction), which complements the development of
1v1 skills
help develop vision and decision making
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Back in Italy, many refused to recognise that South Korea had won the match, while in an act of petty vengeance Jung-hwan had his loan cancelled at Serie A side Perugia.
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There is no evidence that static stretching before exercise prevents injury with players of any age group. In fact, some studies suggest the opposite!
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Young players in the 57 age group are always active, remarkably
resilient and rarely suffer soft tissue injuries.
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They do not need the professional warm-up that senior athletes might perform.
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The biggest mistake seen at grassroots level is well-meaning coaches sending young kids to run laps and taking them through static stretching routines.
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Not only are these unnecessary, they have two major flaws:
The kids are not having fun!
The kids are not playing football!
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What you dont want to do is to keep the kids waiting in the middle of a training session while you think about where to put the cones for the next exercise you should be able to progress through the training with little moving of cones.
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At worst, you can send the children to get a quick drink while you re-adjust. (It is a good idea to let them have brief drink breaks anyway, especially in hot weather.)
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U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 Heading should not be introduced in training sessions at this age
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U12 Heading remains a low priority 1 session per month
& max 5 headers
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U13 Heading remains a low priority 1 session per week &
max 5 headers
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U14,U15, U16 Heading remains a low priority 1 session per week &
max 10 headers
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U18 Heading drills should be reduced as far as possible, taking
into consideration the heading exposure in matches
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HEADLINES:
No heading in training in the foundation phase (primary school children)
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Graduated approach to heading for children in the
development phase U12-U16
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U18 heading drills should be reduced, to take into
consideration the heading exposure in matches
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Dont over inflate the footballs: use the lowest pressure authorised by the Laws of the Game
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ENJOYMENT IS THE THING, NOT WINNING!
When children are training or playing games against other teams they need a fun environment where they can play without pressure.
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Use a demonstration whenever possible, making sure the players are looking and listening.
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Stand where there are no distractions behind you, and so that the sun is not in their eyes.
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The FIFA Quality Programme for Footballs was introduced in 1996 to harmonise and improve the quality of footballs. Ongoing developments and improvements aim to meet the increasing demands of the game. The FIFA Quality Programme for Footballs focuses on the ball the very heart of the game.
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Only balls that have passed a rigorous testing procedure are awarded one of the prestigious FIFA quality labels.
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Under Law 2 of the Laws of the Game, all balls used in international matches organised by FIFA or the confederations have to bear either a FIFA quality mark (FIFA QUALITY PRO or FIFA QUALITY) or the IMS International Match Standard mark.
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If you want to make sure youre giving your players targets that they have to meet, do it the SMART way.
SPECIFIC
MEASURABLE
AGREED
REALISTIC
TIMED
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So you make the target Specific: Defender will not tackle. His target therefore is 3 tackles in the first half of a match.
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Is it Measurable? Yes. Have you Agreed it with your player? Yes.
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Is it Realistic? Three tackles is not a lot but if he will not tackle at all maybe it is too much. You decide.
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And yes it is Timed because it is in the first half.
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Everyone accepts mistakes as long as players do their best.
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Encourage risks, let everyone express themselves within the framework of the team: If a defender wants to run out of defence with the ball let that player do it and let them learn from it.
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Improves coordination especially for defensive positioning. Many sports require defending an opponent while rapidly moving backwards.
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Training with backwards running can improve in-game performance.
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This study of college aged women showed greater fat loss in backwards vs forward running training programs.
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Kids are naturally better at running backwards than adults, so dont be surprised if your young athletes are a lot better at this than you.

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Research done at the Institute for Neurology in London confirms vision controls the movement of the foot.

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Foot-eye coordination also allows a player to stop a soccer ball with his foot and make adjustments to intercept the ball.
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The development of foot-eye coordination allows a player to keep his head up during ball handling.
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Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse reveals just how close he was to having foot amputated when he suffered double leg break against Blackburn
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Who doesnt remember the legendary feud between Manchester Uniteds Roy Keane and Manchester Citys Alf Haaland? It is one of footballs most striking bad-blood battles
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Roy Keanes admission in his autobiography that he deliberately hurt Haaland created even more drama.
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In May 2008, five years after the injury, Collett opened legal proceedings against Gary Smith and Middlesborough, citing loss of future earnings. Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary Neville were amongst the witnesses called in for the case, to give evidence of Colletts talent.
Middlesborough FC and Gary Smith admitted their liability in the case, and in August 2008 Collett was awarded 4.5 million in damages.
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Train Slow to Be Slow
Speed training in the sand makes you slower. You read that right. If you are an athlete whose goal is to improve speed and power, extensive sand training will be detrimental to your performance.
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Running on the sand requires more top speed or upright running mechanics, since it is more beneficial to reduce ground contact time and try to run on top of the sand. This breakdown of technique reinforces the wrong motor patterns and leads to slower, less explosive athletes.
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Sand is a soft landing pad. It gives out when you land, so the impact on your joints is minimized. This can be great if you are recovering from an injury or just need lower impact movements.
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The origins of Robbens unique quick-footed, skillful and pacey attacking play can be traced back to his early training as a youngster in his home town of Bedum under the guidance of a forgotten hero of Dutch football
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The Coerver Method :
One of my favorite moments is when I applaud a player for making a move that beat a defender, but the player doesnt remember doing the move. He just did it. Its a part of his game, like breathing when running.
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The Coerver Method which Coerver created By analysing videotapes of various great players including Pel
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Under this technique, players progress in a structured manner, pyramidal, from basics of ball mastery to a tactically driven group attack
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in the semifinals of the 1982 World Cup, when West Germany goalkeeper Harold Schumacher got away with one of the most egregious fouls in international soccer. His collision with Frances Patrick Battiston is still painful to watch.
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Battiston would eventually be stretchered from the field and require oxygen after a hit that knocked out two teeth, cracked three ribs, and left the French player with a damaged vertebrae.
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Battiston didnt regain consciousness for 30 minutes and eventually slipped into a coma,
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Coever studied the game of soccer from a new perspective. He watched all-time greats such as Johan Cruyff and Pele, and then dissected their moves so he could teach them to young players
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What great players master is the ability to pretend to be moving in a certain direction but then do something totally different. This catches defenders completely flat-footed and leaves them in the dust
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One of the best known Coerver moves is the Cruyff turn. This cut back is one of a number moves and fakes that is at the heart of Coerver Coaching.
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Another excellent move that can trip up a defender is the step over
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McKay awarded libel damages over transfer-fraud claims
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Michael Owen has accepted a public apology and substantial undisclosed damages over "incredulous allegations" in the Daily Express that his football career was over.
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Materazzi wins British libel damages over Sun's claims about Zidane head-butt
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Marco Materazzi has received libel damages from the Sun newspaper over reports that he called Zinedine Zidane "the son of a terrorist whore"
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"The Sun newspaper has paid substantial damages and has now withdrawn the allegations made against Marco and accept that he did not say anything of a racist nature to Zidane," said Materazzi's lawyer, Steven Heffer.
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"This is the third libel victory for Marco Materazzi. At the end of last year, he was successful in his libel actions against the Daily Star and the Daily Mail newspapers.
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The actions against the Daily Star and Daily Mail were settled with payment of damages, publication of an apology and statements read in open court.
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Some of his teammates were less than pleased. Sagnol didnt speak to Zidane for two years.

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Zidane suggested afterwards that his mother had been insulted.
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Some English newspapers even ran a story that Materazzi had called his mother a terrorist whore, apparently based on lip reading experts, but then had to apologise, retract and pay libel damages when Materazzi denied it.
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The basic duties of a defender on a football
pitch are: No Get No Turn No Pass
No Shoot.
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Avoid putting young children into
positions too early
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There is a temptation for coaches to deal
with the swarming concept by assigning
children fixed positions on the field in order
to increase scoring chances and minimize
the risks of counter-attacks, and then to keep
reminding players to stay in those positions.
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Most underage football coaches would advise
resisting the temptation to put children into
fixed positions and would prefer to rotate
them to play in all positions so that, over
time, they can find what the best position is
for them.
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Lastly, if you need to talk to a parent, do it
after a coaching session or game, when you
can speak to them without children being
present. Sometimes a phone call will work
just as well
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Do not wear sunglasses when you are
coaching as players need to make eye
contact with you to fully understand the
communication.
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Talk to the players on their level, both
physical and emotional.
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This may mean
getting down on one knee and looking
into their eyes as you communicate.
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Use simple, direct statements that will be less
likely to be misinterpreted.
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Coaches whose players are aged up to six or
seven should also bear in mind that young
children are very egocentric they see the
world only from their perspective.
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As a result,
they are not going to want to pass the ball
to their team mates as they will be worried
they might never get it back.
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So, do not be
surprised that it is difficult to get six-year-olds
to stop swarming around the ball.
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Also, young
children lack the ability to look ahead and
see what is about to happen.

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Older players can also be used as neutral
players in a coaching session or game.
For example, the neutral player helps
whichever team has the ball, in other
words he/she never defends
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Do not expect games and coaching
sessions to look like professional football.
Give your players opportunities to see
what older, more skilled players can do
with the ball by occasionally inviting some
of these players to participate in your
coaching sessions.
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By the age
of 17, the capacity to pick up new motor
skills begins to wane, while the ability to
conceptualize team organization, tactics
and strategy increases.
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Attributes of a good
football coach
Take time to be
with those who are more introverted or less
confident than their peers and give them
extra support.

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What is positive reinforcement?
Positive reinforcement is observing one
of your players doing something you want
them to do and rewarding it.
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So, for example, if you praise a child for passing
accurately in a football match or training
session, he/she will try to repeat the action
because of the approval it attracts.
Similarly, other players will also try to replicate that
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The space between the keeper and defenders should be small enough to make it tricky for opponents to play a ball into it without either the keeper or defenders getting there first.
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A good position also means the goalkeeper is available to receive a backpass from an under-pressure teammate.
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How to Chip a Soccer Ball
The chip in soccer can be used as a pass or shot. Mainly it's for passing. You want to use a chip pass when you want to lob it in to your teammate over a defender that's in between you and your teammate.
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Manchester United Legend Paul Scholes is a former player who had a phenomenal ping on him!
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Schmeichel was famous for his intimidating physique  at 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) tall and weighing close to 100 kg
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A fierce competitor, he was known for his loud, unstinting criticism of perceived mistakes by his defenders
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Schmeichel scored 11 goals during his career, including one for the national team.
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He is also the most capped player for the Denmark national team, with 129 games between 1987 and 2001.
ranked Schmeichel among the top 10 goalkeepers of the 20th century
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Types of Long Passes
Driven Pass
A driven pass simply means to get the ball from point A to B in the quickest time possible. This pass is simple yet effective because of the pace of the ball, making it difficult for defenders to intercept.
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A weighted pass means you are passing the ball not to the place where the player is, but to the place where your moving teammate will be
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A good weighted ball is played into space in front of your teammate making it quite easy for them to run on to it in stride.
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/How-to-make-a-long-pass

lean back further as you strike the ball.

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if you wish to keep your pass low, hit the centre of the ball and lean forward slightly.
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and the man for whom AC Milan retired the number 6 shirt. He is the incomparable Franco Baresi.
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He displayed outstanding loyalty by standing by his club when twice relegated to Serie B
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But I didnt hide. I did try and avoid crossing their paths, just because they seemed untouchable, unapproachable.
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In 2006, AC Milan appointed him as coach of the under-19 squad at the club.
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Maradonas Doctors Face Jail For Charges of Premeditated Death
received inadequate medical care and his doctors had reason to believe he would die after the surgery.
If convicted, the defendants may face a sentence ranging from 8to 20 years in prison.
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received insufficient medical supervision which caused him to suffer a prolonged, agonizing period before he passed away. His death came a few weeks after he underwent brain surgery due to a blood clot.
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They believe that his doctors knew he would die after the surgery because of alcohol consumption, psychiatric pills, and the use of marijuana, but preferred to abstain from reacting.
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In 1991, the Italian soccer League banned him from playing anywhere in the world for 15 months after traces of cocaine were found in a urine sample.
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His mother, Tour Hlne Bonontio, died young, when he had been in London for less than a year. He was twenty-one years old and far from home. Because religious traditions dictated she be buried quickly, he could not make it home for the funeral.
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Arsenal played a match against Birmingham that weekend, and Tour was a substitute. Lauren told me, I am going to score a goal for you, for your mum, he remembers.
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Kolo Tour, a devout man from the Ivory Coast who gave up school to chase the football dream.
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core strength
the strength of the underlying muscles of the torso, which help determine posture
Your torso is the main part of your body, and does not include your head, arms, and legs.




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He used to put seven strikers against four defenders and we had to deal with that. We had to find a way to stop Henry and Bergkamp and Pirs! You are playing
against the best players, so when you play in the league against other teams you find it easier because you have prepared against the best.
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Wenger saw us at a tournament in Rotterdam. We went to the final and played against Real Madrid. We knew he was coming to watch us and everyone tried to do their best. But Mr Wenger is so clever because he is not looking only for the talent of players.
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He is looking for something else as well. He looks for players who want to make a career. There is a difference between pure talent and really wanting to succeed. Its a question of application, desire and hunger.
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You can find talent everywhere but those qualities are important. He wants a rough diamond he can polish.
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For example, when a friend said he had seen a talented prospect playing in the Cameroonian league, Wenger phoned every Monday for six months to find out how he was progressing before taking him on.
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You should also ice your ankle after your first few times back on the field.
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If healing takes longer than you would like, you could always get into some physical therapy to help accelerate the process.
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How soon can I play sports after an ankle sprain?
It depends on the sport, the position within the sport and how severe the sprain.
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Prior to being cleared to play, an athlete should be able to hop on the ball of the foot 10 times. This can be done with the ankle braced or taped.
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On average return is 2-6 weeks, with high ankle sprains 6-10 weeks.
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Plank Exercise Benefits:

It strengthens your core: It helps in strengthening the spine, shoulder bones, pelvic, and joints

It also improves your body flexibility

It improves your body balance and posture

It Reduces belly fat

It reduces backache

It Improves metabolism: It improves your metabolism and heart rate; this can help you in losing weight, maintaining heart health

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So what are the benefits of Abs for the soccer player?
Better sprinting
More powerful shooting
Reduced injury risk (groin, lower back, etc) and of course, They look good!
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