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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!
May 19, 2022
Introducing: Techne Fundamentals
With the educational content, followed by actual training sessions for players to work through, Fundamentals is reasonably priced at $9.99 per month. A free one-week trial is available for both Fundamentals and the Techne PRO subscription.
May 13, 2022
How to Write A Soccer Resume
Are you wanting to play soccer at the next level? Or preparing for a college showcase? Having a soccer resume to pass along to coaches, college, clubs is a necessity. Check out our tips on how to write a stand-out resume. You can even create and host it for free on Techne.
April 5, 2022
Tips to Improve Your Weak Foot
Imagine how much more effective a player you can be if both feet are equally proficient and dangerous. Many players go through their career wishing their weaker foot was stronger but never actually take the steps to improve it. It’s never too late. But as with any skill, you need to be intentional, commit to the process, and consistently put in the work. Check out our tips to improve your weak foot!
March 3, 2022
Tips for Mental Training in Soccer
Just like with your physical, technical, and tactical development, the mental side of your game requires attention and intention to improve. Check out our tips on developing a strong mind for soccer and how you can use the Techne App to do so.
February 24, 2022
Preparing For Preseason: Do’s and Don’ts
Whether your team has a scheduled preseason or you’re simply preparing to start the season, how you approach it can often dictate how the entire season goes. Here are some tips on preparing for your season.
February 11, 2022
How and Why to Analyze Your Soccer Videos
Filming ourselves training is nothing new. Posting your individual training video clips on social media is really fun, and at Techne we love seeing your videos (keep them coming!). But did you know that there are actually a ton of additional developmental benefits that you can get from your training videos? The trick is you can't just film something and keep only the good parts; you actually want those bad bits as well. Even the cringe worthy stuff. Why? Because watching and analyzing that part is how you get better at soccer.
January 31, 2022
How To Get Faster Feet
Our Faster Feet In 7 Days training program begins tomorrow and runs until 2/7. Join us to improve your foot speed!
January 4, 2022
10 New Year’s Soccer Resolutions
The new year is a great time to re-evaluate your soccer goals and plan for how you’ll approach the year ahead. Anytime is a great time to set goals, but considering the timing, here’s 10 ideas of specific New Years Resolutions for soccer players!
December 17, 2021
5 Tips To Improve At Soccer At Home
You don’t have to leave home to get better at your game. Literally. Whether it’s winter where you are, a rainy day, or you simply want to get some extra work in later at night, it just takes a bit of creativity and you can make a ton of progress. Here are 5 ways you can improve your game significantly without even leaving your house!