SocrLabs - Mundelein Soccer Development Blog

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

Open & Go - Soccer Speed in Transition

admin - March 31, 2018
http://SocrLabs.com - Simple speed drill to teach the kids to open up and use the correct foot receive the ball and push it up the field as quickly as possible.more

The Strong get stronger, while the weak are forgotten

admin - February 01, 2018
Every coach knows the simple math behind successful soccer players. The greater the number of touches on the ball, the better the player becomes. Certainly there are other factors involved, but it’s common sense that practicing more is going to create a better player than one that practices ...more

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