The whole concept of warming down is relatively new in English football. Many in the game believe it was Arsene Wenger who first introduced regular warm-downs to Premier League clubs. From the moment Wenger arrived at Arsenal, he did away with the group baths in favour of group warm-down sessions. Indeed, there are many experts […]The post 5 Warm-Down Exercises That Can Prevent Muscle Injuries appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
Shin guards are now mandatory at most levels of the footballing pyramid. When they were first introduced, they were relatively primitive. Now, however, the modern shin guard uses a range of new technologies to deliver maximum protection and mobility. It is believed that the shin guard was first worn by footballers in 1874. Sam Weller […]The post Welcome to the Latest in Shin Guard Technology appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
It’s finally July again. The barren month of June is often hard for amateur footballers. There’s no football on the telly, and even less in the community. For committed and enthusiastic players, the summer is torture. Anyone who regularly plays the game at a reasonable level will know how exciting the first day of pre-season […]The post Professional Pre-Season Training Tips You Can Use at Your Club appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
As a ball handler, if you are really able to; pause your defender, read them, and then make an explosive move, you become so much harder to guard. A lot of the times though ball handlers get caught playing too fast at one consistent speed. The reason Kyrie Irving is such a hard player to guard, is because of his ability to stop and go at anytime he chooses. This ball handling drill is going really focus on having the player change up speeds and from slow to fast as they are getting ready to set up a move. The move that this drill is working on is the double between the legs combo move, but it
One of the biggest parts of being a great ball handler is being able to change up your speeds and keep the defender off balance. If you are consistently playing at one speed, you become predictable and easy for the defender to guard. This ball handling drill is going to work on the double behind the back combo move, but it is really going to emphasize being able to pause, and then make a really explosive move. Once you can really start figuring out change of pace as a ball handler, you become exponentially harder to guard off of the dribble. Drill Name: Walking Double Behind the
Being able to shoot on the move is a different feel from simply just catching and shooting. It is important to be able to do both so that you are a complete shooter. This basketball shooting drill is great because it works on so many things at one time. It improves your footwork, mechanics, form, gives you repetitions, and also builds up your conditioning. Being able to shoot when you are tired is mental as well as physical. This drill will help you break through both of those barriers. Drill Name: Bob Knight Mid Range Shooting Drill Similar Drills: Bob Knight Mid Range to 3 Poi
Having an arsenal of basketball moves makes you hard to guard and unpredictable to the defense. It is important to have counters to all of your moves, because if the defense takes away one move or is over playing you, then you need to exploit that and make them pay. The box drill is great for making you very hard to guard in the mid post and on the wing out of the triple threat position. This basketball drill is going to work on selling the jab step and then going opposite. Drill Name: Box Drill Jab and Go Similar Drills: Box Drill Jab Step Shot, Box Drill Face Up Shot, Box Dril
A lot of the times it really isn't about how fast or quick of a player you are when trying to breakdown a defender off of the dribble. Yes those things are important, but it is really about being able to change up speeds, sell your move, and then read the defender. This double crossover dribbling drill is going to work on a specific move, but it is really about learning to be able to change up your speeds and sell your moves. Add this drill to your training plan today, or checkout our basketball player training groups for a details breakdown of this drills and many more. Drill N