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

Preventing ACL Injuries in Teens

admin - September 06, 2019
ACL injuries are far too prevalent among teenage girls. This type of instability training helps to reduce the likelihood of your favorite player from going down with an ACL injury.more

How Young is Too Young for Soccer?

admin - August 23, 2019
Do you have a young player that wants to "skill gap" the rest of the kids his / her age? At SocrLabs, your kid will show a dramatic, visible, increase in soccer skills and technical ability in a very short amount of time. We now have kids as young as 5 and 6 years old kicking their way ...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

Indoor Soccer Summer Camp - Big Success

admin - August 13, 2019
3 sessions of indoor summer soccer camp, each 2 weeks long, went by so fast and we had so much fun. It's always amazing to me to see kids walk through the door on day 1 and then watch what they can do after 2 weeks of our summer camp. This is NOT your normal camp where you can barely ...more

From "Rec" to "Travel" - Under 2 Months!

admin - August 09, 2019
How does a young soccer player make the jump from playing "rec soccer" to "travel soccer" in under 2 months? All it takes is the correct mindset and to walk through the front door of SocrLabs... we'll take care of the rest for you.If you're not playing at the level you desire, c'mon in and ...more

Manny Joins the Club

admin - August 07, 2019
What happens when you've never played soccer before but come to SocrLabs? You progress quickly, learn to play with both feet from day 1, and actually dribble the ball the way you're supposed to dribble versus the way soooo many young players learn to dribble. Oh yeah... you also work your way ...more