| Pre-practice Warm-up |
By Neil Cassidy, Coaching Director, RYSA
How often have you heard a coach say to players "Give me two laps around the field" for a warm up? The warm up becomes even more enlightening when they have a ball at their feet and coaches believe two laps around a field with a ball will improve their dribbling and foot skills. So with regards to this I pose this question: How often do players run at a constant speed over a certain distance with no changes of direction? Read Article
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| Is it All Right to Win? |
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck
Winning seems to have gotten a bad name. Gradually, over the past decades, it appears that our youth sports culture has become less competitive and more concerned with fairness and with kids always feeling good about themselves. And while over-zealous parents and coaches can, and often do, ruin the sports experience for youngsters, has the pendulum swung too far the other way? Read Article
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| Maintain Endless Power and Endurance |By Barry Lovelace, Fitness Professional
To drastically improve your 'cardio', as many put it, I highly suggest concentrating on your Energy System Development. ESD = the heart, lungs and endurance system. Whether or not this system is functioning at a high level can make all the difference when it comes to athletics. As any coach knows, it doesn't matter how well trained or mentally prepared an athlete is if they lose endurance and power during competition. Here are some great ways to easily yet drastically improve the Energy System Development of your athletes. Read Article
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Soccer in the Sand
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