SocrLabs - Mundelein Soccer Development Blog

"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

Visibly Better - The True Goal

admin - October 05, 2017
There are other youth athlete training centers… and some are like SocrLabs in the way they look at the numbers to measure improvement. Numbers do matter! That’s why we measure and track them. But there’s something else that matters far more than the numbers, and this is a metric where SocrLabs ...more

SocrLabs was proud help sponsor the Eclipse Challenge Cup tournament.

admin - August 18, 2017
SocrLabs was proud to partner with Eclipse Soccer and help sponsor the Eclipse Challenge Cup tournament. I know... I know... where are the videos? Where are the pictures? We have just a few because it was so much fun, there were so many people cycling through the "Ring of Fire", that we could ...more
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Obstacle course at SocrLabs help players improve their ball handling and dribbling speed

admin - August 17, 2017
At the SocrLabs kids are provided with cutting edge training programs which involve obstacle course as well. Watch this video where the kids are making their way through the obstacle course to reach their goal.   more

Soccer labs indoor training – nope? Soccerlabs indoor training – nope? SocrLabs indoor training – yup!

admin - June 12, 2017
Soccer parents and soccer players alike always ask us why we don’t spell “soccer” like everyone else. And we always tell them the same thing, “SocrLabs isn’t like everyone else so we don’t spell soccer like everyone else”. While “SocrLabs” might sound like “soccer labs”, there’s truly nothing ...more

Ring of Fire

admin - June 01, 2017
There's not much that the soccer development video doesn't already show you.  The key to the "secret sauce" is that this drill is based off of "dynamic stimuli" so it's much more effective than kicking against a wall or some other predictable surface. Training in a random and dynamic ...more