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Improving Your Soccer Speed and Agility

By CoachUp Nation, 01/12/18, 12:00PM CST


Muscle memory involves your muscles adapting to certain movements that may feel foreign at first. With enough repetition, these movements become second nature and can be performed effortlessly during a game.

Professional soccer players such as Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are effective largely because of their ability to turn on a dime and change direction quickly. They are praised for their natural talent and ability, but their performances on the field are often a product of their hard work during training.

Soccer players make great use of short, quick movements with their feet. Therefore, speed and agility are invaluable to a soccer player's set of skills. Working on these soccer skills using a variety of drills will lead to an overall improvement in your game.