Soccer help from other sports

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Soccer help from other sports

Post by pickyourheadup »

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I've been wanting to make a guide on how/which sports help with your overall soccer game. So far, I have cross country/track, tennis, chess, climbing, gymnastics, yoga.

What are some sports that you think help your soccer game both mentally and physically? If you convince me, I may include it :wink:
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Post by scottS4 »

basketball - helps with quickness of thought, movement off the ball, agility
rock climbing - upper and lower body strenghth
cross country skiing - cardiovascular workout and killer for the legs
downhill skiing - leg burner if you get good and do blacks/double blacks. also helps your VO2 max
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Post by panchester07 »

American football.. The acceleration needed to play the sport could be very usefull in football... Think about it, they have to make quick 5-10 yards bursts of speed during the game... If a average footballer, had the speed and acceleartion of a running back, he would probably make awesome runs... Be a much more threatening dribbler, with better pace, could chase down attackers, and everything..

Basketball, maybe the hops for corners and set pieces plays? to win headers and what not?

swimming: cardio and fitness..
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Post by avipbn »

Snowboarding - Core Fitness / Balance, Air Control & Awareness

Basketball - Anerobic Fitness
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Post by BJ7 »

If I had to narrow it down to two sports, American Football and track/field would be excellent sports for soccer training...

Am. Football for agility and strength

And track for overall speed

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Post by mint »

Martial arts for flexibility and reflexes
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Post by Rome_Leader »

mint wrote:Martial arts for flexibility and reflexes
And balance.
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Post by Anymi »

Aussie Rules for positioning and movement. Gaelic football possesses the same qualities
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