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don't go through life without goals

It is all about you!

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." ~Pele

While people are born with talent, and a passion for soccer can be discovered in just an instant, becoming a champion doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of practice, conditioning, and perseverance to turn your body into a goal-scoring and game-winning phenomenon. But it’s worth it. Learn more....

Why? Because some things are beyond your control. For example, some bodies are just better built for soccer than others (just like some people have a better body type for basketball or gymnastics than others). But there are a great many things that are within your power to change and create. One of those things is your ability to transform your body from a reasonably fit athlete to the most amazing soccer player it could ever be.

Look at it this way: Scoring a goal always feels good. But it feels great—no, fantastic—when you score a game-winning goal after years of hard work and training. Don’t leave your pride to a stroke of luck. Earn it, and soccer will take on a new dimension of satisfaction.

You're also more likely to score goals when you're fit, especially when everyone else is tired at the end of the game. You'll have a reserve of energy in the tank for the last ten minutes of the game.

By getting the most out of your body, you’ll be well on your way to getting the most out of soccer. Yet, it’s much easier said than done. By reading this guide, you’ve taken the first step to reaching the peak of your performance in soccer. The rest is up to you:

Click on the link and help yourself!

Becoming A Good Soccer Player
Taking Care Of Yourself Becoming a good

By Stephen Campbell

If you love soccer, then you may wonder what you can do to become a better player in soccer. Soccer is a great sport and if you play, as you get better, you will find it is intensely competitive, also. Becoming a great soccer player and a good team mate requires a lot of hard work. You can not practice just once a week and expect to be good at what you are doing. It takes hard work and determination to play well. Even young children can acquire a great benefit from good practices and practicing a wide range of skills to do well. If you are really interested in working hard and becoming a great asset to your soccer team, then here are some things you can do to become the player that you dream to be.

First, you have to work on your body. One of the primary things you can do to become a better soccer player is to develop your body. This means that you must take good care of yourself both on and off the soccer field. You should eat right and healthy foods and stay in shape. Many soccer players that are very good do not just practice soccer, they also take part in other training such as physical endurance, and even weight lifting to meet their goal. You must have the capacity to run and keep up with your team while a game is going on and in order to do this, you must be in the best possible physical status.

You have to learn the game. In order to be the best for your team, you must also learn the ins and outs of the soccer game. You should take every chance to learn all you can about how the game is played and the governing rules. Read books and magazines that are related to soccer. Talk to other soccer players and watch good soccer players play to gets some important techniques. When you know all you can about the game, then you are taking a good step in making good for yourself when you are out on the field.

You have to be a good listener. When you listen well enough, you are also taking a big step in being a good player. That means that you must work well with your team and listen to your coach effectively. There have been many players that just do not take advice well and this is a huge downside if you are playing on any team. You must have the capacity to do this; else, no one will want to work with you. You must also be able to take the advice and criticism your coach is giving you and use it to your advantage.

You have to work on your skills. When you play soccer, you will also have to work tirelessly on your skills. You must be able to show up and work hard for your practices and practice every aspect of the game and with that, you will become a better soccer player..

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Dr. Carol L. Otis M.D. FACSM is a Portland, Oregon based sports medicine physician and consultant, with over 20 years expertise in the non-surgical evaluation and treatment of active people.

She has created a great little website with information on treating injuries. If you have a questions about certain injuries that are not covered below in other articles you can try her site.

Go to the site by clicking on the header or the image above and click on the Sports Medicine Info link to the left of the page. From there you can get information on injuries, medical issues, nutrition, women issues and getting in shape.

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Core Training for Women

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These online core exercises for women in easy to follow, video format will help develop your core muscle groups. Whether you're a beginner, looking for more advanced core exercises, or need core exercises you can do at home, you'll find plenty of information in the resources and tutorials on this page.

How to Prevent Injury and Improve Performance When Training Female Youth Athletes
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how you see yourself
What matters most?

Women Soccer players will gain strength,

not bulk from weight training.

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Stretching will save you

Stretching prevents soreness and injury.

The website link goes into all of this in much more ...

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These soccer stretching exercises will not only increase your ...

Lower Back Stretches

You Enjoy Lower Back Stretches -

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Upper Back Stretches

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R. I. C. E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
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Muscle Soreness
OH, My Aching Body

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Strains, Sprains, and Shin Splints
When you listen to your body, it tells you many things.

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Hamstring Strain
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Shin Splints

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The information on this website is intended as an educational and informational source only. It doesn’t replace the advice of a qualified nutritionist or physical therapist, so it’s advisable that you visit a specialist before taking up any of the hydration or therapy suggestions on the website. The author himself is not a dietician or physical therapist, so make sure you consult your physical trainer, family physician or dietician before starting any type of diet, lifestyle or nutritional change. Some diets may be harmful for persons suffering from certain medical conditions and the author of the website cannot be held responsible for any harm or injury that might occur by following the instructions and tips found here.


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