SocrLabs - Mundelein Soccer Development Blog

Thanksgiving - Special "Micro-Group" Session

admin - December 07, 2018
This was a great group that just plowed through the workload in this special session over the Thanksgiving weekend. This is just a small portion of the things they did in this 2-hour program.more

Soccer Speed with Change of Direction

admin - November 21, 2018
Sprint hard, stop fast, change directions, move laterally and then sprint forward again... this is the speed every youth soccer player needs to achieve their full potential. Without this type of speed, your foot skills will matter less when you're looking at the backside of your opponent and ...more

Senaptec - Hi Tech Training Glasses

admin - November 15, 2018
Hi-Tech soccer training requires hi-tech tools to maximize the performance of youth soccer players. SocrLabs is always on the cutting edge of technology and curriculum to ensure your favorite soccer player is able to achieve the highest level possible.more

I bet you're ready for indoor soccer now...

admin - November 09, 2018
Well, this is a surprise (said nobody living in Illinois).Snow and bad weather usually bring the kids indoors to train and "usually" this means they get the same training as they receive outdoors......but less of it, in small spaces, without the benefit of sunshine and ...more

3-Step Soccer Speed

admin - November 05, 2018
Winning more balls requires explosive speed in all directions and at SocrLabs, we focus on 3-step acceleration in a realistic manner. While straight line acceleration is important, it's less realistic in a soccer game because the game does not get played in a "straight line". It's why we ...more

Is Your Soccer Training "all wet"?

admin - October 24, 2018
The "standard" outdoor & indoor soccer training in Libertyville is basically like the outdoor and indoor soccer training everywhere... and that's really the problem!To create really good youth soccer players, it's critical that they receive great technical skills training or everything ...more

2 Footed Soccer Development

admin - October 05, 2018
Soccer players need to be proficient with both feet so we work on drills like this one where the player has 2 lights and needs to use his left foot for one and his right foot for the other. 2-Footed soccer, 1-touch reaction and effective trapping and turning all built into one exercise.more

Left Foot - Right Foot Habit Building

admin - September 28, 2018
Playing with 2 feet is the easiest way to become the best soccer player a person can become. These simple drills help build the habits and capabilities of youth soccer players to become proficient with both feet in the game.more

Are You "Over Training" Your Child?

admin - September 14, 2018
Most people are UNDER training and OVER training in the same week! There's a reason why we train in a very specific way at SocrLabs to ensure the kids maximize their progression over time while minimizing their injury ratesmore

Change of Direction Speed Development

admin - August 28, 2018
Hurdles plus the Vertimax are a combination you really cannot beat of you want to dramatically increase your lateral speed and acceleration. 3-Steps to the ball... you're either there first or chasing the guy who is!more