Performance Improvement Tip # 31: Develop at your own pace, you don’t have to be in a certain program at a certain age

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One of the greatest impediments of youth development in sports is the pressure placed on young players, by coaches and parents. One of the greatest pieces of advice that I can pass on to young players is enjoy the game (it is a game) and focus on improving your skills. Nothing else matters. Look at […]

Performance Improvement Tip # 30: Use your phone….and maximize your potential

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In recent weeks several professional coaches have spoke up or taken actions against players being on their phones excessively. Pep Guardiola at Manchester City has removed Wi-Fi from Manchester City’s training group after allegedly coming across a player on his cell phone in the treatment room. Similarly, Mansfield Town Manager Adam Murray has banned cell […]

Performance Improvement Tip : Be smarter than other players

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Men’s Health magazine reported in 2012 that research by Predrag Petrovic (PhD and lead researcher at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm) concluded that soccer players score within the top 2 to 5 per cent of the population when tested on memory, multitasking and creativity. Soccer is a rapidity changing game with quick movements of the ball, teammates […]

Performance Improvement Tip : Self Manage your Mental Skills

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One of the key attributes that determines the success of young players is their mental skill-set. Typically, top professional clubs will assess mental attributes such as attitude, focus during training and games, confidence, composure, self-motivation, aggressiveness and creativity. Players can be very good technically, are intelligent in their decision-making and have strong physical attributes but […]