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Side Lunges – Conditioning

As we previously explained, walking lunges are a great exercise that incorporates both dynamic stretching and strength training into one.
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Core Anatomy

Discover Soccer topics for players and coaches include dribbling, passing, speed, agility, confidence, attacking, defending, shooting, and goal keeping.
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Butt Kickers

“Butt Kickers” are an excellent exercise that serve both as a great warm-up and also train player speed by improving running form and increasing stride frequency.
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Leapfrogs

Here is yet another plyometric exercise to incorporate into your conditioning. Leapfrogs are particularly good for developing strength and jumping ability.
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Single Leg Balance Reaches

Balance reaches are a common exercise for basketball players and even golfers. They can also be useful for soccer players, as they help develop the leg strength and jumping ability that can be crucial during physical play or for winning flighted balls.
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Conditioning in 60 Minutes or Less

Try these for starters, but remember, you’ll probably get bored if you do the same thing every day, so use these, but change it up from time to time also.
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Training for Speed, Agility, & Quickness

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is by far my favorite SAQ (Speed, Agility, and Quickness) resource anywhere. Much like Discover Soccer, it is a combination of technique like butt kickers and drills like t-drills.
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How Important Is Recovery Time In Sport

Here is a brief follow-up to our article on overtraining. From Sue Falsone of Core Performance:
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3 Best Home Exercises You Can Do To Improve Your Speed

There are a lot of things you can do at home to improve your speed, but I recommend working on your running form because it can be done very quietly and in a small amount of space.
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Training With Plyometrics

Plyometric exercises are beneficial because they require an athlete to perform very explosive motions.
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The 4 Priorities For Conditioning

First, it is important to separate the ideas of “endurance training” and “conditioning“.
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Treating Shin Splints

The most common causes of shin splints are: Tightness or weakness of the calf muscles and muscles in the tibia area, Inadequate footwear / inadequate arch support
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Side To Side Jumps

Soccer and many other sports require not only agility, but the ability to make explosive movements. Some examples of this in soccer are having a burst of speed to beat a defender, or “exploding” vertically to reach a ball in the air for a header.
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How Can I Get Stronger For Soccer?

I’m a Junior in high school and club season is about to start in a couple months.
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Power Skips

Power Skips are a plyometric exercise that is good for improving both strength and speed.
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Learn Brazilian Agility and Ball Control

This drill that I found while browsing YouTube is a good drill for agility, first touch receiving, and it looks to be very good for conditioning as well.
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The Importance of Core Strength in Soccer

What is my “core”, why is it important in soccer, and what are some exercises I can do for it?
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Bob Bradley’s Off-Season Training Plan

If you want to impress your coach when team practices start up again in the fall, you’d better make good use of the summer.
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How Can I Get In Shape for Soccer QUICKLY?

Many exercises, like shuttle runs will help you build up your speed, endurance, and agility for soccer.
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Will Wearing Ankle Weights Help Me Improve My Speed?

One of the 5 ways to improve speed is to have a more powerful “drive”. Ankle weights, when used properly, will help you strengthen some of the muscles that will help you have a more powerful drive from your legs; so in that way, yes.
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The T-drill PLUS

Endurance, agility, and speed are key factors in soccer.
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The 4 Types of Soccer Speed

When we think of soccer speed, we most often think of running speed. However, soccer speed can actually refer to many things.
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Shuttle Runs – Conditioning

Shuttle Runs are an excellent conditioning exercise. They are best when used for pre-season and off-season conditioning or if soccer skills are incorporated.
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What Are The Benefits of Jumping Rope For Soccer?

Jumping rope improves balance, coordination, agility, and overall speed. It also improves hand and foot quickness.
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Making Use of Ankle Weights in Soccer

As a coach, I can see how a “smart” athlete might see the value in ankle weights.
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5 Keys To Improving Your Speed and How To Do Them

No doubt every soccer coach would benefit from faster players, but how can something like speed that is widely considered a natural gift be coached?
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The Charging Rule Made Simple

The act of charging is a challenge for space using physical contact within playing distance of the ball without using arms or elbows.
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