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Prepping for the Pre-Season

When it comes to writing and critiquing programs, I’m not sure anyone is harder on themselves than I am. I’d like to think that over the years I’ve had quite a bit of success with athletes at all levels, but that doesn’t mean I’m not always tweaking and refining things to get to the next […]

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How to Hack Team Sports Conditioning Tests

Over the past couple of years, team sports conditioning tests have become the bane of my existence. Well, let me preface that – bane of my existence along with early sports specialization, everyone being a nutrition expert, and a host of other things. But I digress… First and foremost, these tests are often stupid and […]

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No More Pulled Hamstrings!

With spring right around the corner, there are a few things you can bank on: More broskis in the gym curling their way into oblivion, Tons of people out “running to get into shape,” and A handful of new hamstring pulls at your local physical therapy clinic! I joke, but I’ve seen it first hand. […]

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Are US Soccer Players Out of Shape?

A few weeks back, US Men’s National Team coach Juergen Klinsmann stirred the pot with regards to his thoughts on the fitness of US soccer players. Furthermore, he stated that the MLS season should be lengthened to 11 months, following the approach that many clubs around the world use. This obviously leads to a ton […]

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Interview with Darcy Norman

Darcy Norman is a coach that I’ve followed and respected for years. We met for the first time at the Sounders Sports Science seminar last year, where we got to talk shop and compare notes on training our soccer players. Not only is Darcy one of the nicest guys in our industry, but incredibly smart, […]

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Interview with Dave Tenney

Dave, thanks for taking the time to be with us here today. Could you start by telling us a little bit about yourself and your current position? Thanks for allowing me the opportunity Mike! I am currently the Sports Science & Performance Manager for the Seattle Sounders FC of MLS. This is a new job […]

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