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Strong Hips Equal Strong Game

Ever watch the pros play and think to yourself, how do they do that? How does Ronaldo step over the ball so many times in just one move? What makes Robin Van Persie’s volleys so powerful and accurate? What makes Messi… well… Messi? For one thing, genetics. But until science gets there, that aspect of their abilities isn’t reproducible. One thing they do have and that we can apply to our training is building strong and powerful hips. A strong hip/pelvic region is imperative for high-end performance regardless of competitive level, age or position. Continue reading »

How to practice soccer on your own

How to practice soccer on your own

Guest blogger Jared Montz is a former pro player and founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com. At the Online Soccer Academy they make better players through free online training videos.  Their mission is to teach players that if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work anything in life is possible. Continue reading »

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Soccer Tricks: The Drag Back

The Drag Back is a popular soccer trick which can be used to quickly change direction and avoid an opponent. With this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example. Continue reading »

Improving your weaker foot

Improving your weaker foot

All soccer players have a preferred foot they use for dribbling, passing, shooting, etc. It doesn’t mean that the other foot can’t do anything, but maybe it doesn’t do it as well as the preferred foot. So how do you improve your so called “weaker” foot? Continue reading »

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Soccer Tricks: Inside Inside Outside

This simple soccer trick can be very effective with deceiving an opponent into thinking you’re going in one direction, when in fact you go the other. With this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example, which includes a variation using the Outside Step Over to give you an alternative if an opponent begins to pick up on the trick. Continue reading »

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Soccer Tricks: The Dummy

The Dummy is a simple but effective soccer trick used to deceive the opponent into thinking you’re receiving the ball, when in fact you allow it go by you while you turn and run onto it. With this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example. Continue reading »

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Soccer Tricks: Maradona/Zidane Turn

This trick was made famous by both Diego Maradona of Argentina and Zinedine Zidane of France. It’s a spin type turn that allows you to avoid an opponent while changing direction quickly. With this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example. Continue reading »

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