Four Top Soccer Presents For 2009

  1. The Perfect Kick!™ Soccer Ball: Learn how to “practice perfection” every time you kick a ball. Poor practice leads to life-long bad habits. The patented Perfect Kick! Ball gives you “color fusion” real-time training feedback so you quickly break bad habits and start making perfect kicks. Free online QuickStart Training Guide has instructions to help players perfect their push passes, backspin passes, inside spin kicks, and outside spin kicks.
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  2. Triple-Target™ Cleat Socks: Learn how to strike the ball with the right part of your foot (Slip on these cleat socks and you’re suddenly aware of what part of the foot you’re using to strike the ball. Start with a simple push pass and you’ll be amazed by how many times you’re striking the ball with your heel or your toe  (why? you’re eye’s not on the ball or you’re lifting your head!), but a few sessions with the cleat sock on and you’ll start breaking these bad habits.
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  3. Portable Net (6′): If you can afford it buy your favorite soccer player two of these. Why two? Because most players have a bad habit of shooting right at the goalie. Playing with one small portable net just strengthens this bad habit. How to break it? Place two 6′ (actually 6′ 6″) portable goals 12 feet apart. Make your goalie stand in the gap and your players shoot for the corners: soon they’ll be doing it in the games. Pop-up goals are best because they’re easy to carry so people don’t think twice about bringing them to play. But if your favorite soccer player plays in the street (or on a hard-surface where you can’t use pegs) the skip the pop-up and get this weighted goal.
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  4. Really Bend it Like Beckham” Training Video: Beckham was never the fastest player and never the best dribbler–he has always lived off his incredible skills. Learn how he developed them by watching this video (it turns out he’s a very good teacher).

Bend it Like Beckham Video

December 16, 2009 at 6:24 am Leave a comment

What’s the PerfectKick! Soccer Advantage? Real-time Training Feedback!

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A perfect Push Pass…         Set up for the Outside Spin…

December 14, 2008 at 11:09 pm Leave a comment

How “Color Fusion” Training Feedback Works

Here’s a newer (and better) video of the color fusion in action:

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Below is a very rough cut (one of the first times we captured the color fusion on film) — filmed at night–but it does answer a Question we’ve had from visitors: What does it look like when you mis-kick a ball? Answer: You see a “Mixed Colors” ball…

Watch the Video! to see how Real-Time Training Feedback works:


See how the “Color Fusion” real-time feedback you get practicing with a PerfectKick! Ball helps you “Practice Perfection” every time! This video covers the Push Pass:

  1. A “Mixed Color” ball tells you you need to work on your form (head down, strike ball on PK! Target, follow-thru)
  2. A “Color Fusion” Pure Color Stripe means you made a perfect kick!

Look for other videos to learn how to make a perfect Inside Spin Kick, Backspin Kick, and Outside Spin Kick.

December 11, 2008 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

Video: “Soccer: The PerfectKick! Ball”

November 1, 2008 at 1:10 am Leave a comment

Video: This is a Perfect Kick!

October 17, 2008 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

What is “Color Fusion”? This is Color Fusion!

The PerfectKick!™ Ball
With Color Fusion real-time feedback for a perfect kick every time.
Passes Long & Short, Shots on Goals, Corner and Free Kicks where you need to “Bend it Like Beckham”!

If you make a Perfect Kick– (1) Hit the right target (2) Keep your head down, and (3) follow through–You, or your coach, will see a pure color stripe (Orange, Blue, or Green, depending on which target you hit) that means you are practicing perfection!

September 26, 2008 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

The PerfectKick™ Training Ball

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Your Perfect Kick is Our Goal!™

How to make a perfect kick, every time? Easy, with the PerfectKick™ Training Ball there are 3 Steps to a Perfect Kick:

  1. Keep your eye on the PK! Target;
  2. Keep your head down; and
  3. Follow through properly.

If their form is correct,  player– and  coach– will see a pure color stripe as the PK!™ Ball flies away. If the technique is not correct, they will see a “Mixed Colors” Ball.

Using this real-time training feedback–and the free training videos and  QuickStart Training Guide– players  soon learn to adjust their kicks to get it right, every time!

Falling in Love With Practice™

Kids of all ages are immediately attracted to the PerfectKick™ Ball (and will choose it out of a crowd of other balls). They soon get caught up in the game of trying to make a Perfect Kick so they can see the patented ‘color fusion” pure color stripe.

August 25, 2008 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

five miles a day-backwards! Gene Tunney’s boxing gloves tell tale of friendship with George Bernard Shaw – The Washington Post

Gene Tunney wore these mitts to defeat Jack Dempsey and retain the heavyweight title in their controversial 1927 rematch. To this day, folks argue over the Long Count. Gentleman Gene was smashed to the canvas in Round Seven, but the Manassa Mauler delayed retreating to the neutral corner. Tunney got five precious seconds to stop seeing stars before the ref started the 10-count. Tunney popped up before “ten!” — dancing and jabbing like new — and soon Dempsey was done.“People say he couldn’t have gotten up. Well, he could have. His legs could have stood it. He ran five miles a day, backwards, for just that reason.

via Gene Tunney’s boxing gloves tell tale of friendship with George Bernard Shaw – The Washington Post.

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March 28, 2011 at 1:14 am Leave a comment

Listening to Game Films! Borromeo String Quartet

The quartet also uses recordings to teach and to prepare for concerts. Musicians have listened to themselves since recording became possible, but the Borromeo players take it to an extreme. Before every concert they run through a program and immediately listen to it, “with the rule that nobody should talk while they’re listening,” just like an audience member, Mr. Kitchen said.

“Along the way you notice hundreds and hundreds of details that you want to fix,” he added. “Then next time you play it, it’s transformed.”

The quartet’s other pioneering work lies in its use of laptops as music readers. The technology has been around for a while. Several pianists, including Christopher O’Riley, the host of the public radio program “From the Top,” are regular practitioners. But the Borromeo is a rare ensemble that has adopted the laptop stands.

via Borromeo String Quartet and the Digital Tide – NYTimes.com.

January 17, 2011 at 6:30 am Leave a comment

Oregon’s Speed-Freak Football – One Core Mission

Kelly’s overarching philosophy owes to business texts, most directly, the writings of Jim Collins “Good to Great” and “Built to Last,” among others, who argues that successful organizations coalesce around a concise, easily communicated core mission. Kelly said: “If someone says to me, ‘What do you stand for?’ I should be able to invite them to practice and in five minutes, they’d say: ‘I see it. I get it.’ They stand for playing hard and playing fast.”

via Oregon’s Speed-Freak Football – NYTimes.com.

December 5, 2010 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

Oregon’s Speed Football-Practice ABOVE game speed

Trying to reach (or exceed) competition speed in training is a common goal across a range of sports. I once asked Bob Bowman, the longtime coach ofMichael Phelps, why Phelps did not swim the languorous distance sets that were part of some other competitors’ regimens. “We don’t want him to swim slow in meets,” he said, “so why would we have him practice swimming slow?” John Wooden, the legendary U.C.L.A. basketball coach, was known for fast-paced practices that reduced the need for aerobic training.

But in more traditional settings, what slows things down is the impulse of coaches to stop the action and be heard. To instruct and correct. Coaches , after all, get into the business because they love a sport and want to see it played right. They have limited control during a game. Practice is when they can stop time and choreograph perfection.

Imagine the following, which you would see at a typical football practice across nearly any level: An offensive-line coach wades in after a play, puts his hands on the shoulder pads of his big left tackle and tries to correct the angle on his block or some subtle aspect of his footwork. Another play is run, and the coach says, “Better,” but he wades back in to make another small adjustment. That’s how a crisp two-hour practice becomes a three-hour ordeal.

December 5, 2010 at 2:01 am Leave a comment

Pass and move… Messi, Barcelona; Ronaldo, Madrid

It starts with Messi because it is ingrained in the players who come through La Masia, the academy: Pass and move. Run for the ball. Run with the ball. Run into spaces where your colleagues can find you with the ball.

via In Spain, Genius Has Company in Messi and Ronaldo – NYTimes.com.

via In Spain, Genius Has Company in Messi and Ronaldo – NYTimes.com.

November 19, 2010 at 4:35 am Leave a comment

M.L.S. Final Lacks Stars, but Not Quality – NYTimes.com

Its team, more than Colorado, is pushing boundaries not previously observed in the country. Hyndman, born in Macao and also a coach of jujitsu, spent 25 years at the Southern Methodist University before the Dallas owner, Clark Hunt, tempted him to Major League.

Hyndman has no designated player. He has a captain, Hernández, who has spent an entire career shuttling between U.S. and Mexican soccer leagues. On his travels, Hernández, born at Tyler, close to Dallas, noted that Mexico’s clubs had a far tighter group of players than the American teams he played for in New England, New York and Dallas.

Hyndman knew Hernández from when he had played as a college student at S.M.U. He knew he was taking on a spiky, challenging leader. He probably envisaged how Hernández, whose kid brother had been paralyzed in a car crash, would galvanize the group to extract every moment of their playing experience together

.“Its always about the team for Daniel,” said the Dallas midfield player Dax McCarty this week. “He is always hosting barbecues and putting on functions for the team, getting us to do stuff off the field together.” That stuff, coming from the players themselves, binds a team.

via M.L.S. Final Lacks Stars, but Not Quality – NYTimes.com.

via M.L.S. Final Lacks Stars, but Not Quality – NYTimes.com.

November 19, 2010 at 4:28 am Leave a comment

Crazy Perfect Practice Kick Boxing Workout

 

On the top floor above us was another little workout room where he followed a regimen of simple but gallingly difficult exercises. Throw a tennis ball over your head, catch it behind your back without looking. Drop two tennis balls with your wrists crossed, catch them with the cross of your wrists reversed. Jump onto a volleyball and balance.

We went up to the room later, and he ran through the exercises, a blur of darting hands and blind catches. He jumped onto a volleyball and balanced as deftly as a seal in a circus. He had the quickness of a mongoose in the body of a giraffe.“You can’t try too hard,” he said, handing me a couple of tennis balls. “You have to relax. It has to be soft.” The passport in my shirt pocket was soaked in minutes. “Soft,” he said as the balls I fumbled pinged and ponged around the room. One of Prokhorov’s main sports is kickboxing, and the reason he prefers baggy Brioni suits to more tailored ones is that he doesn’t want his business costume to keep him from putting his foot over his head, not that he routinely has cause to. He demonstrated some kickboxing moves that made use of what he’d been rehearsing with the tennis balls.

 

via The N.B.A.s Oligarch and His Power Games – NYTimes.com.

 

via Crazy Perfect Practice Kick Boxing Workout.

November 2, 2010 at 3:01 am Leave a comment

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Top 3 Reasons to Practice with a
*** Perfect Kick!™ Ball *** ============================== 1. 33% of goals scored on set plays (corner kicks, free kicks, and penalty shots). If you can't make a Perfect Kick when you get the chance, you leave 1/3 of your goals on the field!

2. The US National Coach says even our best players have poor kicking technique and need to be retrained.

3. With the patented PerfectKick™ Ball players "practice perfection" every time they kick a ball, never developing bad habits that must be broken.
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