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  • Agility Ladder For Soccer?

    germany ladder

    October 9, 2014 By Mat Herold

        The agility ladder is used by many soccer players and coaches around the world. Does it really make soccer players more agile? Does it make soccer players faster? In the following video I cover those topics. Please watch, and if it is useful to others, share it.          

  • Plyometrics, Imagination, and Preventing Power Leaks

    milnar

    October 4, 2014 By Mat Herold

        Ballers of the World, below is a recent video I made on a group of exercises I came up with that are great for knee injury prevention and coordination. I also discuss the importance of imagination and creativity for soccer players. Lastly,  I comment on the role of the gluteus medius, TFL, and […]

  • Mindfulness for Soccer: Help From Sam Harris, Bruce Lee, and Freud

    soccer buddha

    August 26, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Several books and people have massively shaped the way I approach life and sports over the years.  Bruce Lee’s “The Tao of Jeet Kune Do”,  though I bought it to learn how to kick ass, ended up being my first exposure to how confining it is to think too much during sport.  A book called […]

  • 5 Soccer Strength and Power Training Tips

    harness soccer sprint

    August 13, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Soccer players are notorious for shunning the weight room.  This is a mistake on so many levels (like getting faster, staying healthy, not getting bitched off the ball, etc.).   Without a doubt, skill is what the game is all about, but athleticism is needed in order to execute the skills in the game.     […]

  • Soccer Speed vs. Soccer Quickness

    Fast: notice the muscularity for force output

    September 9, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Soccer is a sport that requires a balance of many physical qualities.  For now, I would like to define quickness and speed and talk about the similarities and differences.   Squirrels are quick. Horses are fast.           Quickness is defined as the ability to move the limbs rapidly.  It is a rather […]