Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Quote of the day

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.

Mia Hamm

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Quote of the day

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

Friday, April 18, 2008

Could your water bottle be killing you?

The Canadian's are looking to ban a chemical that is present in hard plastics bottles, like Nalgene's, and some baby boottles.

Some quotes from the USA Today story.

Earlier this week, the U.S. government's National Toxicology Program said that there is "some concern" about BPA from experiments on rats that linked the chemical to changes in behavior and the brain, early puberty and possibly precancerous changes in the prostate and breast. While such animal studies only provide "limited evidence" of risk, the draft report said a possible effect on humans "cannot be dismissed."

"At best FDA gave Americans a false sense of comfort about a questionable substance. At worst, they put millions of Americans directly at risk," Schumer said.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Soccer Technique

More Soccer videos for me to find easily later.

Play in a V Back each other up with the off the ball player at the bottom of the V.

Closing an Attacker Down

First Touch Away from Pressure

Dribbling Stepover Turn

Dribbling Roll and Scissors

Dribbling: Double Cut

Dribbling: Cruyff Turn

Dribbling: Shielding the Ball

3 Player 2 Servers Passing Drills

Ball Control Dribbling Drills

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Goalkeeper Training Videos

I was surprised to find a plethora of goalkeeper training videos on YouTube. I'm putting these so I can find them again to use with my goalkeepers.

34 goalkeeper drills.
This one is quite thorough but you have to watch and replay to catch everything.

Pre-match warm-ups

More pre-match warm-ups

Make yourself big in the goal and proper drop-kick technique.

Goal technique from Real Salt Lake goalie

How to practice on your own

And one more, in German with some good drills and conditioning

Friday, April 04, 2008

Quote of the day

I was going 70 miles an hour and got stopped by a cop who said, "Do you know the speed limit is 55 miles per hour?" "Yes, officer, but I wasn't going to be out that long..." - Steven Wright