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

Functional Fitness - An Amazing Workout

admin - December 14, 2017
If you want to see kids work hard, they need to "want" to work hard and there's no better way to get kids to work hard over-and-over, day-after-day, than to make the training competitive and fun. It's why kids are always more tired and sore after a game than after even the toughest ...more
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Does it seem like “more of the same” to you?

admin - November 07, 2017
Have you ever noticed "private soccer training" looks an awful lot like "normal soccer training"... but with fewer kids? Same cones, same drills, same dribbling, same shooting... same as always but with greater focus on fewer people. And that's not all bad; that singular focus can provide ...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

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

Little Kickers Soccer

admin - February 23, 2017
Little kickers soccer? "Isn’t my child too young for soccer training in a place like this?" It’s a common question we hear and the answer is always the same; "if your child likes sports at all, it’s never too early to teach them the right way to play the sport." The reality is that it ...more