Monthly Archives: August 2007

Nine Year Old Soccer Star Part 2

Watch the video again.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG47FDenyXw What he does really well are the fundamental athletic skills. Watch him run. He runs fairly upright. His foot plant is under his hips, not out in front. The feet lift off the ground quickly. … Continue reading

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Nine Year Old Soccer Pro

By now you’ve probably seen the video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG47FDenyXw It’s basically a five minute recruitment ad to United Soccer Club in England. There are a lot of issues this video brings up. I’d like to talk first, about nine year olds. … Continue reading

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How to teach proper running to kids

  Do you ever notice how some kids run like the wind-and others like they were knee high in mud? A lot of coaches think that running style is inherited and there’s not much you can do other than to … Continue reading

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New exercise guidelines

Just out: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070801/hl_nm/usa_exercise_dc A brief summary and comment: They recommend thirty minutes of moderate exercise 5 days a week or 20 minutes of vigerous execise three days a week minimum for adults. If you don’t get this you’re a walking poster … Continue reading

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