SocrLabs - Mundelein Soccer Development Blog

I admit it...we were ugly

admin - December 18, 2017
When we started SocrLabs a little over a year ago, we used only half the space we now have. The rest was filled with the items we were storing in the warehouse so when we fixed up the back half, we didn't "pretty up" the front half. When we opened the front half in the spring, things got too ...more

Are your soccer skills "improving" or "expanding"?

admin - November 04, 2017
Soccer practice is really good at helping players “improve” but a lot less good at helping kids “expand”. Often times, good players are really good at doing things the wrong way. Instead of working on their left foot skills, they’ll get really good at using their right foot in the wrong way. ...more

Soccer labs indoor training – nope? Soccerlabs indoor training – nope? SocrLabs indoor training – yup!

admin - June 12, 2017
Soccer parents and soccer players alike always ask us why we don’t spell “soccer” like everyone else. And we always tell them the same thing, “SocrLabs isn’t like everyone else so we don’t spell soccer like everyone else”. While “SocrLabs” might sound like “soccer labs”, there’s truly nothing ...more

Expansion

admin - May 05, 2017
We were hoping that we could not miss a beat... ...but we just can't manage the crews, the deliveries and the training at the same time. To get the expansion completed, we'll need to close SocrLabs as follows: Thursday - May 4th (Closed) Saturday  - May 6th ...more

Libertyville Sports Complex

admin - May 03, 2017
The "Libertyville Sports Complex" is definitely a great facility if you're looking for a general purpose, all around type of place to go have fun, especially in the winter. It has 2 field hockey / lacrosse style turf fields, a batting cage, an impressive climbing wall (not open often ...more

Libertyville Indoor Soccer

admin - May 01, 2017
Libertyville indoor soccer has always been an "option of one" and unfortunately, this single option came with severe limitations of space and availability. Until now that is... but I’ll get to this in a second so stay with me. The trouble with the Libertyville indoor sports complex lies in the ...more

The War On Winning

admin - April 19, 2017
Is it just me?  Am I a little over sensitive? Or have you also noticed the onslaught of articles, speeches and posts about the "hazards of winning"? Because I just don't understand it. Organized sports is all about winning. Winning is why kids join organized ...more

Massive Repetition of Hi-Tech Touches

admin - April 05, 2017
Fun... it's not about "touches" or "technology"... it's about having "fun" while building amazing soccer skills and a soft touch. Everyone knows there's no shortcut or magic bullet, it's all about putting in the "grind" and doing the work. But the "grind" is just that... a ...more

Eclipse Soccer & SocrLabs

admin - March 10, 2017
Eclipse Soccer partners with SocrLabs... how does that happen? Partnerships like this happen slowly, over a long period of time, and one soccer athlete at a time. It comes from proven performance that’s developed during indoor soccer training and then transferred out onto the field. When a ...more

TCBoost Sports Performance Center vs SocrLabs

admin - March 06, 2017
TCBoost Sports Performance center located at 600 Waukegan Road in Northbrook, Illinois is a general sports training facility doing a lot of things the right way. Much of the speed and agility training performed at TCBoost is proven to make athletes stronger and faster so they can play their ...more