SocrLabs - Mundelein Soccer Development Blog

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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Lateral speed training

admin - May 24, 2018
Lateral speed is always a prime target to improve because it has so many real world sports applications. 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

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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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