SocrLabs - Mundelein Soccer Development Blog

Summer Soccer Camp to Today - Huge Improvement!

admin - November 19, 2019
A little footage from summer camp... it's always fun for me to look back at video from a few months ago because of the extreme improvements made by these kids. The way they've improved their dribbling skills and now use the outsides of BOTH of their feet so effectively instead of "dragging" ...more

Lateral Strength - Soccer Speed and Injury Prevention

admin - November 10, 2019
Soccer players rarely run in a straight line and are almost always on an uneven surface... so it's critical that they build up their stabilizing muscles for speed and injury prevention. Look at the ankles of these kids as they land on these pads and you'll easily see how many stabilizing ...more

Breaking the Soccer Development Milestones

admin - November 09, 2019
It's like the 4-minute mile... at first getting into "triple digits" was monumental i.e. 100+. Then we had to create a new category of accomplishment called "Triple Digit - Elite" for the kids breaking 125. Now it appears 140 is the new "can't be done.. but now multiple 9 year olds have done ...more

Why Home Based Soccer Training Fails

admin - November 08, 2019
There's a simple reason why 98% of kids will fail with home based soccer training... ...because it's boring! It's really that simple. When some thing is boring, kids will simply not do it. No matter how efffective a program is at building soccer skills, if nobody does them, they will never ...more

Record Setting 6-Year Old Soccer Player

admin - August 21, 2019
Sets the goal and then crushes the goal 2-weeks before his birthday! I'm not sure I even knew what a "goal" was when I was 6... but Lucas did an amazing job of setting his sights and accomplishing his mission ahead of schedule.(now if only we could hire him to fix our roads - hmmmm)more

5 Year Old Goes Triple Digits!

admin - August 08, 2019
Pure grit and determination at 5-years old.  Marc was determined to be the first 5-year old to join the coveted Triple Digit Club and he just kept working away at his goal day after day.College coaches, if you're not watching the SocrLabs kids and their amazing skills development, then ...more
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Indoor Soccer Speed Training

admin - June 12, 2019
This soccer speed drill combines the Veritmax for linear resistance and the Fitlight system for randomization to make the movements requirements dynamic and to record the times to make things more competitive.more

Sunday... Fun-Day Soccer Scrimmage

admin - May 07, 2019
Just a little scrimmaging outside on our latest Sunday.... Fun-Day!more
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Glancing Back... Looking Forward

admin - May 02, 2019
This video was recorded in November... I barely recognize the kids now because they have come so far, so fast. The things they struggled with when they walked through the door versus what they can do today - Kind of a "feel good moment" to look back like this.more

1 Pass Every Second...

admin - April 29, 2019
Are you kidding me? To get this score in Architect you need pass, receive, turn and find the new target 55 times in 1 minute - more