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The Challenges of Preseason

0 Submitted by on Thu, 22 August 2013, 00:56
If you want to put anxiety into any player at any level , you just have to say one word: Preseason.  It typically means misery, sore muscles, sleep deprivation and a sense of abandonment from the real world. Everything they do is scrutinized and studied by the coaching staff from how they perform, to what they eat, right down to Continue Reading...
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Favorite Preseason Shooting Competition

0 Submitted by on Thu, 11 July 2013, 00:42
When you mention preseason training everyone associates it with grueling endurance sessions that focus on running, running, and more running. In today’s soccer world however, preseason training does not mean you can forget about the ball and other components of the game. With rest and recovery being so important for athletes, every session is vital to extract the most from Continue Reading...
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Pep Guardiola Bayern Munich Multi-Functional Exercise

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 June 2013, 01:27
  Enthusiastic, organized, hands-on, and fully focused – it looked like business as usual for Pep Guardiola yesterday during his first session with Bayern Munich. Pre-season exercises are traditionally geared towards fitness with the ball nowhere in sight. In modern football, however, it is important that we see every element of the game included in a session at any stage Continue Reading...
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How George Best Influenced My Love of the Game

2 Submitted by on Mon, 24 June 2013, 18:33
They say that you should never meet your heroes because you will always be disappointed. Thankfully, I did not experience this when I had the privilege of spending time with one of the greatest players in the history of the game, twenty years ago in the summer of 1993. My father, Sean, had always organized the local summer soccer schools Continue Reading...
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Coaching Lessons From Sir Alex Ferguson

0 Submitted by on Fri, 10 May 2013, 01:38
  As his managerial journey comes to an end this weekend, it would not do Sir Alex Ferguson justice to write a blog summarizing his strengths as a coach. There are so many to mention, they would be better suited to a book. Instead, I will focus on two key areas that I feel were keys to his reign at Continue Reading...
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