I have borrowed the 5 bullet Friday idea from one of my favourite performance leaders, Tim Ferris.

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Technical Training – Lessons from Dennis Bergkamp

So what were some of the attributes that made Bergkamp such a great player and the key attributes in young players that he has identified as a coach?

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Tactical Training – Understand the trends in the modern game

Game understanding is an area that young North American players can improve upon. Not being part of a culture where soccer is not the dominant sport can be challenging. However, young players can improve their understanding of the game by taking full advantage of resources currently available online. For example what tactical changes have Manchester City use to dominate the years EPL?

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Physical Preparation – Cristiano Ronaldo Training, Workout Routine, and Diet Plan

Besides long and intense team practices and footwork training, Cristiano Ronaldo focuses on improving his strength, stamina, speed, and functional movements to remain at the very top and produce consistent performances playing at the highest levels

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Mental Preparation – Meditate like Messi

Researchers from Ulleval University Hospital in Norway report that sportsmen who use meditation after tough training sessions reduce their production of lactate – the ache-inducing by-product of anaerobic exercise – and recover their fitness levels faster.

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Accelerate your learning – participate in the Spanish Youth Development System.

Spain is regarded as one of the best youth development systems in the world. Here, we look at how young players at Valencia CF are developed Learn More

We are now accepting applications for young players who want to take their game to a higher level by training and playing at a club in Valencia, Spain.

Apply at 1v1 Soccer FC now 

Embrace Hard Work in all your training sessions & games this week. Hard Work beats talent ……when talent doesn’t work hard!