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Sports Psychology

This article is written by one of our former players, Unai Arrieta, who still collaborates with us, and it will be focused on sports psychology. In the following lines, I will try to clarify one of the less developed components of competitive sport: the psychological component. However, everything that will be written here will be supported by the knowledge accepted […]

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My opinion – by Rui Oliveira

Please, let the kids play! (part 2) Due to the important role directors play in soccer and player evolution, it is crucial that they respect the different stages of players development and create the necessary conditions for coaches to properly fulfill their duties without thinking that their job is at risk just because they aren’t winning. Instead, coaches should be focusing on […]

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Drills to work on High Pressure

Intro In this topic, we will approach the importance and possible benefits of a good and organized high pressure. Is not easy to play 90 minutes pressuring on the opponent’s half, but in some moments of the game, it can make the difference. This is the kind of game situation where you don’t need extremely […]

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Soccer training drills – Core training in 1 foot

In soccer it’s necessary to master a set of motor skills, and for that a functionally strong core – capable of generating mechanical anchorage alongside hip movements regardless of the speed, is required. To achieve such responsiveness, we have to adapt accordingly, working on the dynamic stabilization of the trunk while the extremities produce movement.    What are the typical efforts in […]

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Training Session-Game | Concept assimilation

Sometimes people comment that coaches create complex systems, hard to assimilate. Thus, we can establish a debate, a sort of discussion between a player’s freedom within the game and the work inside a collective system. I think they are compatible and both must adapt to their own features.  It’s curious that when preseasons begun everybody […]

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Passing technique exercises

Intro In modern soccer, passing technique is considered the key principle of the collective game. After a brief conceptual approach, we will present a series of exercises to work passing technique through contextualized plays. In soccer,  the pass is part of the collective technique – the actions that can put together two or more players of […]

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