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Training

Get tips on soccer training, skills and fitness

Anaerobic Training


Intense exercise between 70-100% of your maximum heart rate is usually short in duration and is considered anaerobic. During anaerobic activity, the body supplies itself with energy from...

Stretching Exercises


Obliques (External & Internal Oblique) Trunk rotation Trunk-sided bend Back (Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major) Buttock (Gluteus Maximus, Medius & Minimus) The muscles on your buttocks (glutes) work...

Individual Training Program


Individual training is important for players who don’t have the option to practice with their team every day. There is no silver bullet routine that all footballers should...

Goalkeeping


How to catch the ball With goalkeeping, the margin for getting away with mistakes is very low. Safety and effectiveness should be your primary concern. The keeper is...

Tackling


How to pressure the ball Skillful defenders can read and anticipate their opponent’s moves. Typically, when the attacker has the ball at his feet you have to jockey...
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How to head the ball One of the most common obstacles with heading the ball is overcoming your natural fear of getting hit on the head by a...

How the Muscles Work


Types of muscles About 35% of the body’s weight is attributed to muscle. Muscle tissue is generally categorized into three types: Cardiac muscles are only found in the...

Speed and Agility Training


Speed training is all about stressing your muscles to the max so it’s vital to rest after each session. Muscles regenerate on the day after the actual exercise,...

Soccer Questions and Answers


Playing in games How to win in 1v1 Beating your opponent in 1v1 requires good reflexes and patience. When dribbling, you should always be the closest person to...

Agility Drills with Ronaldo


Slalom run This is a simple, warm-up drill where Ronaldo slaloms across a line of cones and plays the ball back to his training partners. Zigzag drill Here,...

Dribbling Around Cones


Slalom Start at one end of the cones and slalom through as quickly as you can. Use both feet to push the ball inside and out. To go...

Shooting Technique and Mechanics


The instep drive Most players assume that producing an accurate shot depends on striking a particular part of the ball. Actually, the important thing is driving your foot...
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