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5 Players Who Have Mastered the Art of Defending

Posted by Quincy Amarikwa on

It is extremely tough to be a defender in soccer, which is why the best ones out there are some of the most respected players in the game. There are plenty of great defenders playing right now, but the five listed below are some of the most talented and consistent in the world. Jerome Boateng This is one player that no one would have expected to be on this type of list three or four years ago. Attackers used to love having one-on-one confrontations with Jerome Boateng, which makes what he's done since joining Bayern Munich pretty amazing. He transitioned...

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Why you need an agility ladder

Posted by Quincy Amarikwa on

For Soccer players, it is advantageous to be able to move your body. Soccer is a game that will have you using all of your muscles because you have to sprint, jump, tackle, jog, shoot, pass, etc. Being agile will lend itself to being able to move freely on the field without worry.   No matter how old you are, working on perfecting the craft of agility should be in the forefront. Since soccer is a game played with your feet, you have to work on your footwork at all times. Your footwork can be anything from how you position...

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Why Playing Small-Sided Games is Excellent for Players

Posted by Quincy Amarikwa on

If you ask any college or professional player what is your favorite thing to do in practice? I would bet you majority of them would say small-sided games. Small-sided games in soccer are when you condense the field and some players on the field and play a “ normal” soccer game. Depending on what the coach is trying to get out of the session, the field size and amount of players can vary, but I’m writing this to let you know why you should be playing small sided games and the five benefits in playing small sided soccer. 1. Improves...

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Why Parents need to be involved in the college soccer recruiting process

Posted by Quincy Amarikwa on

The college soccer recruiting process requires focus, a lot of work, and most critical, help. Help is where parents come in. Parents are a pivotal part of the process, and we know that without our parents, we wouldnt have played college soccer. You might You might be saying to yourself, Im completely new to this, just like my child. Or, I dont know much about soccer, how can I help? Instinctually, you will be there to hear your childs problems, and will be a trustworthy person to bounce ideas off. But throughout the process, questions or concerns not directly related...

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What Soccer Skills Should I Work on to Play College Soccer

Posted by Quincy Amarikwa on

The 3 Things You MUST Focus On Improving In Your Soccer Game Student does come first in Student Athlete, and we do want everyone to understand the importance of education, but we need to make sure youre no slouch on the field too. We want to teach you to be well rounded, and have success both on, and off the field. Just like we dont want you to waste time on the non-soccer aspects of the recruiting process, the same applies for the soccer part. We want you to be a great player, and not waste time practicing things that...

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