Solo Soccer Drills

Our services is for the player, parent, and coach who want to optimize the performance of the individual soccer player. We cover technical training, athletic development, nutrition, and mindset strategies to get soccer players performing their best when it matters most. This is the art and science of coaching, and like Bruce Lee said, reject what is useless, and keep what is useful. 

 

Soccer Drills with ball and wall

In a soccer match how much time do think you actually spend with the ball at your feet? In a French study looking at 30 First Division matches over the course of two seasons, researchers found that players had an average of 47 possessions per match and 2 touches on the ball per possession. Over the course of 90 minutes, that is not a lot of time spent with the soccer ball. Hopefully you can see how relying on team training and games in order to improve specific skills is not enough.

"Repetition is the mother of skill, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment." – Zig Ziglar

The great thing about a sport like soccer is that you can practice your skills pretty much anywhere. All you really need is a ball, a pair of shoes or cones, and for passing a receiving if you don't have a buddy, a wall works great.

 

how to do "Crufyy" turn in soccer

The Cruyff is a great move to create space in a soccer game. It is easily applied when faking a long ball, shot, or cross. The Cruyff has advantages over other methods of changing direction that I discuss in the video.

 

Soccer Goals: 3 Traits You Must Have To Score More

Scoring soccer goals is something every player and coach dream about. Here is Itzik Rapaport, scorer of 82 career Varsity soccer goals and 32 his senior year playing in CIF. Not bad. He goes over 3 traits he feels lead to being a great goal scorer.

 

The Difference Between Messi and Other Players (well one aspect at least)

Many soccer players don't realize that strong legs are the foundation for speed and jumping ability. Even the skinniest kids who run well are very strong relative to their body weight. While it is true that most often those athletes are naturally strong which likely carries over to sprinting and jumping ability better, without a doubt getting stronger will help you on the pitch. It is not about relying on athleticism in soccer, but using it to help your skills shine. 

 

Is The Agility Ladder A Waste Of Time For Soccer Players?

Agility ladder for soccer players has a purpose but it is often misunderstood. Agility in soccer is not just the ability to move the feet fast, as I explain in this video.

 

Soccer Workouts: Get Faster with the Unilateral Hip Thrust

Soccer Workouts: This may be one of the best soccer exercises (not on the field) to get faster for soccer. I've seen Bret Contreras' guy doing it like this with one leg up on a bench. He is right, extending the non-working leg out helps stabilize the weight so you can focus on blasting the barbell up with the working leg. Great exercise for all athletes and soccer players. Soccer athletes tend to have strong quads and weak glutes and hamstrings. This exercises practically eliminates the use of the quads while you zero in on the glute and hamstring musculature.

 

Training Flips

I've always wanted to be able to flip around like a gymnast, capoeirista, tricker, and parkour practitioner. I have been training for a few months and it is extremely humbling and challenging.

 

Old School Soccer Cross-training (steep hill, rocks, logs)

Here I am just using the Thailand environment to get some cross training in done in a circuit type of fashion. Varying rest intervals, loads, etc. is always important when it comes to developing specific qualities, but here I just wanted to demonstrate you don't always need fancy gym equipment to push yourself. Logs, sand, hills, boulders, and much more, are fun and really great way to train strength and power.

 

Soccer Player Foot and Toe Function

The toes of a soccer player are very important. Keeping the toes wide and mobile is imperative for a fully functioning body. If the toes, specifically the big toe, do not work well then the athlete will have a hard time walking and running properly and this can cause issues in the knees, hips, etc.

 

Freedom From Binge Eating Disorder and Chewing And Spitting

Most of my teenage and adult life I have struggled with eating issues of some kind. These days I am far from perfect, but I am a healthier and calmer person around food than I ever have been. In this video, I give it a go at expressing myself and some of the things I have learned over the years from various books, therapists, seminars, meditation, and trial and error. I have battled binge eating disorder (eating until the point of extreme fullness and dissociation) where I would then compensate with a form of bulimia in which fasting and exercise were used to purge the excess calories. I also struggled with an eating disorder known as "chewing and spitting" where I wanted to continue getting the pleasure of food on the palate without the calorie load and impact on body composition (instead I ended up with a wiped out bank account and cavities).