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March 17, 2023
Goal Setting in Soccer: Insights from Pros
Soccer is often called "The Beautiful Game," in part because it requires a combination of so many skill sets to be successful. To become a great soccer player, you must train your technical skills, physical fitness, mental toughness, and strategic thinking. If you want to achieve a high level in the game, it's important to set goals and work towards achieving them.
March 13, 2023
How to Talk to Soccer Players About Training on Their Own
Even though practicing alone is necessary for improving as a player, not everyone is naturally motivated to do it. As a soccer coach or parent, you can help players develop good training habits. You can explain why it's beneficial, set goals that are achievable, and celebrate their successes.
March 11, 2023
How to Train Agility in Soccer
Agility is the ability to change direction quickly and efficiently while maintaining balance and coordination. Soccer players require a variety of physical abilities, including speed, endurance, strength, and agility. If you want to more easily evade defenders on the dribble, intercept more passes, change direction and get to 50/50 balls quicker, then you will want to train your agility.
March 1, 2023
Mental Training for Soccer: Focus and Confidence
Soccer is a game of physical skill and mental toughness. While training your body to be in top physical shape is important, training your mind to stay focused and confident can be just as crucial. By incorporating visualization, mindfulness, goal-setting, and positive self-talk into your routine, you can build focus and confidence on the field.
February 25, 2023
What is the most effective way to train for soccer?
Repetition in soccer training can lead to boredom but with some strategy in your training you can keep it exciting. There is an essential balance between variety and repetition you can use to help you reach your goals! Check out our tips on incorporating new skills, developing your weaknesses, and mixing up your conditioning drills.
February 15, 2023
How To Improve Your Soccer Ball Control
We have some tips to help improve your soccer ball control! Good ball control is crucial for effective maneuvering and executing plays in soccer. It's what separates exceptional players from average ones. Whether you're a beginner or experienced, enhancing your ball control is an ongoing process that requires regular practice.
February 8, 2023
Maximize Your Soccer Success: 7 Benefits of Individual Training
Team training is a vital component of success in soccer, but to take your game to the next level, it's essential to supplement with independent training. By putting in the extra work outside of team practices, you can develop a higher skill level, better ball control, and important physical attributes. But the gains go far beyond the field. Here are 7 life-changing benefits of committing to independent soccer training.
January 1, 2023
Your New Year Soccer Development Checklist
The start of the new year is an ideal time to reflect and set goals. As you contemplate the year ahead, think long term: what’s most important is not what you do today or this week, but what you commit to doing every week. This will enable you to build consistency and make significant progress. Grab a pen and a notepad and answer the following questions.
December 26, 2022
How To Go Pro at Soccer (On or off the field)!
If you love soccer and want to make a career out of it, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some tips to follow if your goal is to be a professional soccer player. And if you love the sport but are not able to play professionally, or prefer to pursue another goal, there are many other careers in which you can use your love and knowledge of the sport off the field. And these other careers can be worthy goals no matter what level you reach in your playing career.
October 31, 2022
All New! Techne Classes: A note from your coach
Success and mastery are not given, they must be earned with hard work and deliberate practice. Come join us if you’re ready to level up and contribute a focused effort to further your development!
September 21, 2022
3 Tips To Be The Most Successful Player Possible
Do you know what all the best players have in common? It’s not just their skill sets, but how they develop them. There are ways of thinking and behaving that are in your control in your life and on the field that will help you stand out from the pack. Todd Beane shares his tips from the most successful players he’s encountered at pro clubs like Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona and at top universities like Dartmouth College and Stanford University.
August 30, 2022
How To Deal With A “Bad Game”
If you are your own worst critic and find that you often have a negative view of your play overall, the good news is that it’s pretty normal to do so. Even top players get caught up mentally replaying their mistakes. That’s because many athletes struggle to accurately view their performance. After a game, we all have a mental bias towards thinking more about the mistakes we made rather than the positive contributions. Although it’s natural, it’s important to identify the thought processes that perpetuate this tendency to focus on the negatives, understand why it happens, and work to overcome it.
August 16, 2022
“Working Out” as a Soccer Player
The game of soccer is very multidimensional. Players move in various ways at various speeds and very rarely run in a straight line for more than 20 yards. The game is full of starts and stops, changes of direction, explosive movements, and single-leg movements. For that reason, it’s very important that players’ physical preparation reflects the type of movements they are required to perform in gam
August 10, 2022
Questions Answered For Every Soccer Parent
We reached out to the community of Techne parents to find out what questions you have about self training and supporting your player. Here’s what we got back, unfiltered and answered by former Pro and current GM for Gotham FC, Techne Founder, Yael Averbuch.
July 28, 2022
Why Do Players Train With Techne?
Training on your own can look like a lot of different things. You could dribble around in your yard for hours, work on getting a juggling record of 5,000, or play 1v1 with your siblings until the sun sets. Any time you spend with the ball on your own is a great way to improve, but if you want to get serious about your training and maximize your improvement, having a training guide is key!
July 10, 2022
Getting Your First 10 Juggles
If you’re new to juggling the soccer ball, you likely have a lot of questions… Why is this important to learn? How in the world am I actually supposed to keep the ball in the air?! Am I doing it right? How long will it take to get better? When will it be fun? Rest assured! These questions and concerns are very common. Juggling is one of the most difficult skills in the game to learn. Use the juggling ladder to help master the skill!
June 17, 2022
Confidence in Soccer
Confidence in soccer is vital. With it, you can best maximize your potential. Without it, you compromise your progress as well as your ability to enjoy the game. Confidence is not one of those things that if you don't have it, you can never get it. While it might be elusive at times, it's not forever out of your grasp. Best of all, confidence in soccer is something you can learn!