Category: Coaches Corner

Artists over Athletes

In his second blog, Coach Ellis Riley, founder of “Soccer IQ”, focuses on the notion that fundamentally developing creative players can harvest a greater individual and team performance on a more consistent basis. Today’s players, specifically (in my own [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

When parents swear during soccer

During a football game, almost everyone is charged with emotion, but sometimes it's getting too intense. Yelling spectators & parents everywhere… It seems to have become normality. Susanne Amar, founder of the blog “Ins Netz gegangen” [“Gone Into [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]