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Integrating Plyometric Training for High School Soccer Athletes – Part 1

March 26, 2021

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In the first of a two part series, this article will briefly highlight the main components of a needs analysis and apply it to the context of soccer.

Coaches Program design Needs Analysis Soccer Plyometrics Bounding Kicking Sprinting hs-coaching

Lower-Body Power Development for Collegiate Female Soccer Players

September 4, 2020

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This article discusses the influence of lower-body power on soccer performance in collegiate female soccer players. It also covers testing for muscular power qualities, different training modalities to use, and sample training programs as examples.

Coaches Program design Soccer Power Plyometrics Complex Training Strength

Integrating Plyometric Training for High School Soccer Athletes – Part 2

June 4, 2021

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In the second of this two part series, this article will discuss program design with an emphasis on integrating lower limb plyometric training into soccer training to enhance power actions, as well as, consider high school athletes’ biological characteristics and long-term athletic development (LTAD).

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design High School LTAD Plyometrics Maturation Power Soccer hs-coaching

Development of Biomotor Abilities for Soccer

January 1, 2013

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Gain insight into the interactions between strength, power, speed, and agility for soccer players. Also, learn basic programing guidelines that adhere to current research.

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Considerations for Increasing Speed of an In-Season Soccer Athlete

January 27, 2023

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The following article is an example training program that was built based on personal experience and research for an in-season soccer athlete.

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Training Athletic Development and Conditioning in Elite Soccer Players

August 21, 2020

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In this hands-on session from the 2020 NSCA Coaches Conference, Allison Skufca, from Landow Performance, demonstrates progressions from their four pillars of speed and agility training with soccer athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Speed Agility Top End Speed Deceleration Acceleration Soccer Energy Systems Development

Assessment and Testing of Specific Endurance in Soccer Players

April 1, 2013

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The focus of this article is to describe the physiological needs of soccer athletes and then provide assessments for testing endurance of athletes of various ages, abilities, and genders.

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Repeated Sprint Capability in Soccer Players

November 1, 2013

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This article will examine the physical demands of soccer players and discuss why repeated sprint ability (RSA) is considered highly important in the performance of these athletes.

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Soccer-Specific Speed Drills

May 1, 2017

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One common thread that provides an advantage for all soccer players at any position is to be faster than the opponent. Incorporate these drills into your next speed session.

Coaches Exercise Science Soccer Speed Quickness Acceleration Deceleration Explosiveness

Rotational Movement Skills

August 25, 2023

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The excerpt from Strength Training for Soccer describes the movements necessary for multidirectional speed.

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