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Focus On The Journey, Not The Destination

0 Submitted by on Fri, 06 September 2013, 15:41
It is past 1am on the east coast as I write this in a hotel lobby in Long Beach, California, struggling to adjust to the time difference. Travel has been one of the biggest challenge’s for our team over the past two weeks, traveling to Florida, Nebraska, and now the west coast as part of our regular season schedule. Put Continue Reading...
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Jurgen Klopp – Dortmund Defensive Transition Exercise

0 Submitted by on Tue, 27 August 2013, 02:29
Jurgen Klopp and his Borussia Dortmund took the Champions League by storm last season, on both sides of the ball. Although the Final against Bayern was a masterclass in speed of play and execution, it was the the 4-1 defeat of Real Madrid that really epitomized the strength of defensive system, as Klopp won the tactical battle against Jose Mourinho. Continue Reading...
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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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