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  • Should Soccer Players Eat Paleo?

    December 19, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Paleo and Soccer     We all saw Tim Howard destrominate at the World Cup in Brazil.   Against Belgium he was a man possessed and kept the USA in the game with some breathtaking saves. He was moving like a cat. Guess what,  Tim Howard follows the Paleo Diet.   You may have also heard […]

  • Individual Soccer Training With a Ball and a Wall

    Soccer Fever Peaks As World Cup Nears Start

    December 15, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Having access to a wall is so important when it comes to soccer training on your own.  What better way to improve something like your first touch then by getting tons and tons of reps?  Here are some drills I came up with using a soccer ball and a wall:           […]

  • How To Do The Cruyff Turn

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    December 15, 2014 By Mat Herold

      ¨Before I make a mistake, I don´t make that mistake.¨   ¨Footballers from the street are more important than trained coaches.¨ - Johan Cruyff       Johan Cruyff was a famous Dutch soccer player who also became a great coach for Barcelona.   Many people credit him for coming up with the 4-3-3 and […]

  • Killing Fear: Playing Your Best Soccer When It Matters Most

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    December 15, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Fear and Soccer       When one operates out of fear, there are limits placed on self-expression. That goes for soccer performance, public speaking, writing…anything.  When I play a game afraid of making mistakes, or worrying about what people think about how good I am or am not, I play a limited version of […]

  • The 10 Soccer Mom and Dad Commandments

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    December 15, 2014 By Mat Herold

    The 10 Soccer Mom and Dad Commandments     I should preface this by saying that I do not have kids.  I have great respect, sympathy, and sometimes even envy of the parents who get to watch their sons or daughters compete in the beautiful game.   Despite the fact that I lack the experience […]