SocrLabs - Mundelein Soccer Development Blog

Indoor Soccer Foot Skills Development

admin - March 08, 2018
Young soccer players learning the fundamental foot skills needed to advance into premier players.more

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

Little Kickers Vernon Hills - The Real Story

admin - February 08, 2018
Little Kickers (Lil Kickers) in Vernon Hills is a new facility that teaches kids the sport of soccer but is it right for your child? Obviously, there are no 2 situations alike and what’s good for one soccer playing child is going to be different for another. Even at the different age groups, ...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

Disney 3V3 Soccer Champions

admin - January 30, 2018
Congratulations for winning GOLD in the prestigious 3V3 Disney tournament. I won't say I'm surprised because these girls work at an amazing rate in every practice - truly impressive athletes!more
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"Just a minute"

admin - December 28, 2017
When you respond with “just a minute”, it means you’ll reply or get onto the task immediately when you finish what you’re doing currently. When your kids yell out “just a minute”… well, that can mean a whole lot of things. At SocrLabs, when we talk about a “minute”, we’re talking about ...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