Top 5 Soccer Academies in Sydney

Top 5 Soccer Academies in Sydney

Sydney has a quality selection for athletes looking to attend soccer academies at the youth or junior levels. Many current Australian pros playing in the A-League or abroad have spent time in the soccer academies listed below. Milan Academy Australia – Sydney Olympic Park Andrea Icardi heads the Milan Academy, he started with Milan at age ten and spent thirteen years playing for the club....

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Top 10 Soccer Camps in California

Top 10 Soccer Camps in California

The offseason is when athletes elevate their game to the next level, the best way to do this is through effective training and studying film. California is a hotbed for soccer games running May through September. We will highlight some of the top camps and academies the golden state has to offer for the youth and high school levels. Nike Aztec Soccer Academy & Camps...

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That Spovelax Training Program You Saw in a YouTube Comment

That Spovelax Training Program You Saw in a YouTube Comment

If you guys are like me you’ve probably seen in the YouTube comments of soccer training related videos with random usernames posting something along the lines of “anyone know what is spovalex training program?” (did you read that in a foreign accent too?) And now you stumbled across this post in hopes of knowing what this so-called “training program” is all about. Well here’s the...

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Why I’m Starting from ZERO

Why I’m Starting from ZERO

Today is June 13, and I’m DELETING everything! I’m deleting all of my former activities and I will lose over 10,000 points. Wondering why? In the past few months, you might have experienced these problems: You were showing friends how Effective works and you completed workouts which you didn’t do. The Game Brain/Classroom timer broke and you earned a crazy number of points. You completed...

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Strength: 5 Things Every Soccer Player Needs to Know

Strength: 5 Things Every Soccer Player Needs to Know

Q: How do I find balance between Soccer and Weightlifting? This is one question that not many soccer players actually ask themselves. Why? Well, it is because most soccer players don’t realize that training outside the pitch is just as important as training on the pitch. Off the pitch training is essential if you want to increase your athletic ability and ultimately take your game...

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Snapchat: 100 Soccer Players (and Teams) You Should Follow

Snapchat: 100 Soccer Players (and Teams) You Should Follow

Here at Effective Soccer Training, we’ve scoured the web and created a list of over 50 soccer players and soccer clubs to follow on snapchat. You’ll see the best players from around the world with David Alaba, Douglas Costa, Gotze to Neymar, Fabregas and Lukaku. These snapchat football starts are from all leagues, Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and even the MLS. A little self-promo...

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To The Youth Athlete I Was, And The Adult Athlete I’ll Never Be

To The Youth Athlete I Was, And The Adult Athlete I’ll Never Be

  It’s amazing how much an athlete’s passion grows when fulfilling it is no longer an option. This blog is originally published on The Odyssey Online and reposted with author’s permission. Follow Gina on Twitter.   It’s hard for people that have never fallen in love with a sport to understand the loss when it comes time to find new passions. But everyone can understand the pain...

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How to See & Move like an EPL Soccer Player

How to See & Move like an EPL Soccer Player

Have you ever wondered how English premier league players like David Silva, Jordan Henderson and Juan Mata are able to launch such precise passes with so little time to make a decision? Sure, their technique is sublime, but on closer inspection there’s a supreme level of intelligence which makes the difference between them and the others. It’s all about the decisions they make seconds before...

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