Possession Development

Posted by Philip Bates on April 22, 2018 in Soccer Tips No Comments

Developing Possession An 8 v. 3 or 9 v. 4 game of keep-away hardly seems fair in soccer, but it just may be the best way to teach youth soccer players how to play with consistent possession. Although the term “kick and run” rolls off the tongue, it’s not so sweet on a soccer pitch, and

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Why Juggle a Soccer Ball?

Posted by Philip Bates on July 12, 2017 in Soccer Skills No Comments

“What is the value of juggling?” It’s understandable why parents and players ask this question. You don’t see players juggling the ball down the field. You don’t see players juggle then shoot or juggle then pass. It is, however, the base of your skill set and is the activity that aligns your mind, body and

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Soccer Camp June 12 – 15

Posted by Philip Bates on June 15, 2017 in News No Comments

Soccer Camp – week 1 overview We were joined by a great group of players for the first week of  soccer camp 2017. Players that attended all week were able to punch out 10 hours of training and more than 10,000 touches. In addition, players received professional level speed, agility and quickness coaching. This combination lays

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Summer Soccer Camps 2017

Posted by naplessoccer on June 6, 2017 in News No Comments

Why not use summer to improve soccer skills, increase agility and quickness and be challenged by other top ranked players in Southwest Florida? Naples Soccer Training offers you this opportunity through summer soccer camps. With experienced trainers in soccer and physical training, players will improve in multiple phases of the game. We invite you to join

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Heel Pain in Soccer Players

Posted by naplessoccer on June 5, 2017 in Soccer Tips No Comments

If you coach or have coached kids at the U10-U14 level, especially at the competitive level, you are probably familiar with heel pain. But you may not know what causes it and why it can sometimes seem like players are always having heel trouble. Last year, one of my players was having severe heel pain. I

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Is Yoga for Soccer Players?

Posted by naplessoccer on June 3, 2017 in Soccer Tips No Comments

Yoga is an ancient practice that originates from India.  In modern times it has become increasingly westernized with more focus placed into the physical and mental benefits. It can be high intensity or low intensity and the sessions can be relaxing or result in a real work out. Yoga is thought of by most people as

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