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How to Become a Complete Soccer Defender – Part 2

Last week we talked about the importance of speed and agility as a soccer defender but there is more to work on to become a complete player. Read More

By Brian FarberPublished on Saturday, October 18, 2014

How to Become a Complete Soccer Defender – Part 1

The definition of the modern soccer defender is constantly evolving. The quicker the game becomes, the more demanding the position becomes, not only physically but also technically. Read More

By Brian FarberPublished on Saturday, October 11, 2014

Strengthen Your Golf Game

SKLZ Ambassador and PGA Tour Instructor Rick Smith stopped by SKLZ HQ earlier this week. As part of his trip, our partner EXOS took him through a workout designed specifically for golfers. Read More

By Alice FaggiPublished on Thursday, October 9, 2014

3 Quick Ladder Drills for Wide Receivers

For more than a decade, performance specialists at EXOS have trained and prepared 523 football players who were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine... Read More

By Cody CarterPublished on Monday, September 15, 2014

Become a World Series Contender with our Little League Training Series

Each year, the Little League World Series exposes incredible talent--young athletes and dedicated coaches--from all around the world. Get inspired by their performance and start improving your game with our Little League Training Series. Read More

By Kelsey OlanoffPublished on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

4 Ways to Start Your Season with the Right Mindset

Stay focused, ease tension, and solidify your game-day performance by getting your head in the game with these simple strategies. Read More

By Cody CarterPublished on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What Every Athlete Should Know about Preventing Preseason Injuries

Knowing how to warm up effectively and implement post-workout recovery strategies can be the difference between a player that thrives in the regular season and a player that tumbles down the depth chart in the preseason due to preventable injury. Read More

By Cody CarterPublished on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why a Strong Pillar is Critical for Soccer

Your pillar, which consists of your hips, torso, and shoulders, is the foundation for all movement. Without a strong pillar, you can’t perform your best. Try our recommended movements to dominate the pitch, and learn to work on a strong pillar. Read More

By Cody CarterPublished on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

3 Recovery Strategies for Surviving Two-a-Days

Recovery reduces injury and improves performance at training camp or during season. Follow these 3 tips to recover better and faster. Read More

By Cody CarterPublished on Monday, July 21, 2014

8 Innovative Moves to Revamp Your Warmup

Warming up is about more than just touching your toes or jumping around for a few moments. It’s an integral and necessary part of any practice, game, or training session. Step-by-step guide for a better, more effective warmup. Read More

By Cody CarterPublished on Monday, July 21, 2014

Improve Your Hydration Habits for Better Performance

The World Cup athletes in Brazil have had many challenges staying hydrated in the hot and humid conditions. EXOS nutritionist Jill Olson weighs in on how better hydration habits can help you avoid these challenges and improve your performance. Read More

By Jill OlsonPublished on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Phases of Speed on the Soccer Field

When training to develop speed, there are three important phases to focus on. SKLZ Performance Category Manager Michael Cummings explains how to master these phases. Read More

By Michael CummingsPublished on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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