Category: Coaches Corner

What parents expect from soccer

In a soccer game, everybody wants to leave the field as a winner – Coaches, players and even parents. But quite often the parent’s expectations for their offspring will be exorbitant. Susanne Amar, founder of the blog “Ins [...]

Soccer training through the winter

When wintertime has a lock on your training pitch, but you have to get ready to prepare for the next part of the season, you might ask yourself: “Is it really necessary to practice in the cold? Shouldn’t [...]

How to use the winter break to your advantage

Setting the course for a successful second leg of your campaign – with a well planned and innovative training preparation Phase 1: Analyze the first leg Phase 2: Planning the winter preparation period Phase 3: Sending the preparation period plan [...]

Team Motivation instead of strict instructions

"Soccer is psychology!" If you are only working on soccer exercises, your team's inprovement will be limited. Even if the player has great qualifications, perfectly timed passes and an incredible running ability, the necessary implementation of these abilities [...]

Soccer and cross country runs

"Bad coaches send their players out for a run in the forest" - this was the headline of an article I once read on the subject of pre-season preparation. This sentence has since burned itself into my brain. [...]

Season preparation with the ball

The summer break is over and the players are relaxed from their deserved recovery phase. The break rarely has a good impact when it comes to the fitness of most players. Even with our small summer training plan [...]

Our season break fitness plan

Another long season has finally come to an end. All your players spent large amounts of energy and all they really want is a break, not only physically but also psychologically. In order to prevent starting your new [...]

Coordination Training in Soccer

Exercises with cones, slalom poles and coordination ladders - That’s coordination training for most coaches. But there is much more to it than just training the coordination of legs and feet. In total there are 7 soccer-specific components [...]

Soccer Strength Training – The fundamentals

In the past physical strength has often been viewed as an underestimated component of conditional ability. Various performance classes were telling players, not that long ago, that strength training makes a player slow and immobile. In fact, based [...]

Endurance Training in Soccer

Conditioning - to a lot of athletes it means a lot of running, a lot of sweating and of course pushing the limits, right? Not quite - Actually the type of conditioning that is feared by a lot [...]