SocrLabs - Mundelein Soccer Development Blog

2 Footed Soccer Development

admin - October 05, 2018
Soccer players need to be proficient with both feet so we work on drills like this one where the player has 2 lights and needs to use his left foot for one and his right foot for the other. 2-Footed soccer, 1-touch reaction and effective trapping and turning all built into one exercise.more

Plyo hops To Sprint

admin - September 06, 2018
The kids are having fun while training to improve their stregth and speed. more

Sprint from Knee

admin - September 04, 2018
Starting wih the front knee down, this laterla sprint drill forces the soccer player to make a hard lateral push with the back leg. Lateral speed is always a focus of everything we do to create players with "real world" speed improvements. more

Plyometric Hops to Sprint

admin - August 28, 2018
Mix it up, keep it fresh and make sure the kids never get "good at the drill" instead of getting "good at soccer". It's important to stimulate the learning aspect of the soccer development to ensure the kids are truly becoming better athletes for better soccer. more

Speed and Reaction Training

admin - August 21, 2018
Comnbining the linear resistance of the Vertimax with the random reaction of the Fitlight system. more

June SocrLabs Hours - Changes

admin - June 05, 2018
June SocrLabs Hours - Changes To better manage the additional coaching staff added for the summer camp, we’re modifying the June summer hours as follows: Monday Summer camp: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM General Session: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Tuesday Summer camp: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM General Session: ...more
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Don’t Just Let Them Play…

admin - June 01, 2018
If it’s not the most common complaint in the soccer forums, it has to be at least in the top 3; “just let the kids play”, that’s the popular formula for soccer excellence.  “Kids in the USA just need to get outside and play... play street soccer, play pickup soccer… then they will ...more

Learning Speed - Playing Soccer Faster

admin - May 31, 2018
Speed starts with reaction time so anything that can be done to train the brain to react faster will directly translate into faster overall speed of play. more

Not More of the Same! Summer Camp Info

admin - May 30, 2018
More isn’t always better… especially when you’re talking about physical development. Soccer training for 8 hours in a day isn’t 8X better than training for 1 hour. It’s probably worse! Even though our summer camp sessions are 2.5 hours long instead of our standard 1.5 hour sessions,  I ...more
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Computerized Soccer Foot Skills

admin - March 08, 2018
Let's face facts... foot skill drills get neglected because kids find them boring. But we also know that foot skills translate directly into better players. So the trick is to get the kids to practice their foot skill drills in a way that's fun and challenging which is what our new SocrLabs ...more