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Muscle Stimulation / Isometrics

Posted by Jeff Stiffer at Aug 17, 2007 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Isometric / Muscle Stimulation

(Days 1; 3; 5; 8; 10; 12)

#1 THIGH FLEXORS: Face forward with the Band support behind you. Move forward a step to start some resistance on you target foot. Bend your knee up and move your foot forward so that your lower leg is straight up and down and toe is pointed forward. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

#2 HAMSTRING MUSCLES: Lay down on your stomach. Place band around your foot and raise your foot slightly. Move your body up some to put some resistance on the band. Bend your knee so that it is almost straight up and down. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

#3 THIGH EXTENSORS: Face toward the Band support with it in front of you. Move Backward a step to start some resistance on you target foot. Pull your foot backward keeping your leg straight and hold. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

( Days 2; 4; 6; 9; 11; 13)

#4 ADDUCTOR MUSCLES: Stand Sideways with the target foot beside the band support. Take a step out to add some resistance to the band. Take your target foot and pull it across your other leg at about shoulder width. Keep you leg straight. (like doing a side step-over) Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

#5 ABDUCTOR MUSCLES: Stand Sideways with the target foot opposite of the band support. (if you are standing with you left side to the band support, you will pull out with the right) Take a step out to add some resistance to the band. Take your target foot and pull it towards the outside. Keep you leg straight. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

#6 KICK FARTHER: Face forward with the Band support behind you. Move forward a step to start some resistance on you target foot. Take the target foot and pull it out with your inside of your foot facing forward. (as if you were making a pass with the inside of the foot) Keep you leg straight. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

Some of the stretches require you keep your leg straight.

Make sure that you hold the stretch, and do not bounce back and forth.

Dribbling with a lot of space in front of you: When you receive the ball with a lot of space in front of you, your first touch would be a controlled touch into space, and then the next touch would be a big push into the space (with the instep) and then running after the ball. Then, if there is still a lot of space, continue to push the ball out in front of you until you get closer to opposing players at which point you will want to take another controlled touch to keep the ball closer to your body. Too often, players will kill the ball with their first touch and then take the next couple of touches close to their body. The problem with this is it gives the opposition too much time to close the space before they can get very far. Use the control touch to get the ball going in the proper direction and to get your momentum going that way as well. Then, exploding into that space with a hard touch (or touches) and the controlled touch when approaching opponents and you will find yourself using the space in front of you much better. Thanks and Have A Great Day. Coach Jeff.

I spent a lot of years with Logan as a coach, training and especially as friends.c
He tragically died in a auto accident in 2011. I keep this on my page for the remembrance of a great young man from a wonderful family, who will be forever missed by many!!!

Local soccer player is headed in the right direction.

Logan Manning, 12, of London has been selected to the Ohio South State Olympic
Development Soccer Team. Olympic Development Programs (ODP) aim to identify and advance the most
talented and passionate youth players through state, regional, and national team selection and
competition. Players must go through a rigorous 3 month tryout process, selections are based on the player’s technique, tactics, attitude, and athletic ability. The 18 man U12 ODP team will attend
regional camp to be held in Illinois in July. The team will compete against other elite teams from Illinois, Minnesota,
Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan and Kansas.
Logan has played soccer for his club team, Team Ohio FC Juventus, for the past 3 years. The team is a two-time State Cup Champion, ranked 1st in the state, 3rd in the region, and 11th in the nation by
nationalsoccerranking.com. The team is coached by Brian Parsons.
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Logan Manning was a local resident of London and plays for the the St Patricks School Team. He also plays for a very high caliber select team out of Dublin Ohio.
We all miss Logan very much as well as watching him play the game we love.
Logan played for the OFC JUVENTUS U13 competetive elite soccer team. They practice hard and they play hard. The end result is winning the Ohio State Cup for the 2nd time in a row.
Great Job Logan and Team Juventus, and to Coach Brian.imageimage

S. A. S. SERIOUS ABOUT SOCCER S. A. S. by: Jeff Stiffler Serious About Soccer As I start to receive phone calls and emails, It is time to start again. . S A S SOCCER SKILLS *** STARTING SOON *** This Program will continue into the fall. Fees will be $30.00 per participant-Due on your 1st day. Keep practicing. Practice does make a better player. Thanks. Jeff. As a soccer player, you need to keep yourself motivated. When you feel that you are not being challenged enough, or that you feel you’re not playing hard enough, chances are, you’re not. How can I help you change that? This is the key question that I have been asking myself for a while. I want the players to want to get better by pushing themselves to be as great as they wish to be. I tried to put together what should be some GOALS & OBJECTIVES: · Create a learning environment. · To have lots of FUN. · Get as many touches on the ball as possible · Get the players to practice on their own · Parents involvement · Produce Competitive soccer players (10 yrs old & up) · To teach team unity · To win as well as loose · Help you feel better about yourself · Get the player to push themselves to the next level · To play on their own in the back yard, or at a friends yard, or anywhere · To become a positive, and supportive soccer player on and off the field. I want players to have fun playing the game. I want to see the kids grow as a player in a positive, and encouraging environment and sport. The soccer players have a chance to better their skills, and compete against other players in this league, as well as against other players from all over the world. They will climb the ladder to success, and become better players. They can work at their own pace, and excel at their own pace. It will require them to spend some time with a ball instead of a play station, or xbox. Has anyone ever seen me put the ball to the foot of another player from 40 yards away? That’s what I want to see you be able to do. Have you ever set up a crossing play for a winning goal from a header? It’s sweet, but it takes practice to be good, and it takes more practice to be great, and it takes most of your time to be a Pro. What do you want? Soccer is about TOUCH and CONTROL, and this is what we will focus on. I just want the young players, as well as the older ones, to feel better about their abilities as a player, so that they have a more positive experience playing soccer. If they don’t have fun, they will get bunt-out and quit. If they have fun, and learn, and have good experience, they will be playing soccer for many, many years to come. Perhaps they will play pro, or perhaps coach soccer themselves later on. Thank You so much for allowing us the chance to help you become a better soccer player. Jeff Stiffler. PO Box 48 London, Oh 43140 614-306-3742 This is going to be a developing program for the players that wish to learn more, and become a better player. It will be small sided games based on the theory of Soccer in the Streets. We are looking at 5v5 player’s games. The theory is to get the players out there with as much play time as possible, with as many touches on the ball that they can get. The teams may have 5-6 players. 4 field players including a goalie on smaller fields. All soccer rules will apply in the 4v4 Games. (maybe 5v5) The teams will be made as fair as we can. We wish to make this as fair as possible. Please have fun and a good time. SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM. SKILLS WITH GOALS IN MIND! THIS WILL BE FOR THE SERIOUS SOCCER MINDS. .imageimage