Friday, July 30, 2010

Soccer Rocks Music Festival

poster by Ronnie Lewis

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Code Red: The Football Fundamentals with Manchester United

You paying attention coaches... not once on these videos did you see simple long distance running. More great tips from one of the worlds best teams, Manchester United (scum!) lol.

Code Red: Rebuild your body with Manchester United.

Good advice for recovery...even if it comes from someone involved with the scum! lol See widescreen version here

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Neymar's Time is Now

The Brazil squad for the USA friendly in August has been announced and Neymar as well as Paulo Henrique Ganso and a host of other exciting young brazilian talent have been added to the squad. look out world Brazil is going to bring the swagger and joga bonito back. Also the man who picked this team is new coach Mano Menzes formerly of Corinthians.

Nani Getting Back - Endurance. Code Red: a pre-season with Manchester Un...

Another great training tool for coaches to do fitness with the ball. Coaches, stop sending your teams to tracks or running long distance! Improve their fitness and technique in the same drills.

Nike Code Red - Nani, getting back quickness

Great drill for kids to try develops freedom of thought reactions and quickness. if you don't have that many balls (which I am sure most kids dont) use other obstacles cones, rocks, pinnies, etc

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gotta Love the Spanish

Wow! Make sure you catch the replay to see what he did.

shout out to The Original Winger

Total 90 Tracer Ball

Sorry Adidas but this is what technology in a ball should look and feel like. Great video great insight into another top ball from Nike. Watch widescreen version here

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hope Is A Game Changer

well looks like another project we at Center CIrcle are going to have to get behind...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Just incase you have been living under a rock...

Spain won the world cup, pictured above is Liverpool player Fernando Torres celebrating with his Spain teammates wearing a Liverpool scarf. Hands off Chelsea looks like he has made his intentions known.

I have been telling everyone I thought Spain would win for probably over two years now and it feels so good to see it come to fruition. I visited Spain in 08 and it is a brilliant country and I think the way they have changed and constructed an incredible youth set up has led to the two most famous victories in the countries history (Euro 08 and World Cup 2010). Proof that technique and beautiful football does win out. It is also great encouragement for myself as a coach that what I am teaching and trying to install and evolve here in America is the right path. Viva Espana

You wanna score goals? Wear the adidas adizero f50!

Below is the final tally from the world wasn't even close. Stars like Villa, Mueller, Higuain, Robben, etc wore this boot to great success.

adidas – adizero F50 – 41
Nike – Total 90 – 19
Nike – Mecurial Superfly – 15
Nike – Maestri CTR360 – 14
adidas – PredatorX – 12
Puma – Puma – 9
adidas – adiPure – 7
Nike – Tiempo – 7

Monday, July 5, 2010

Master Speed: The Brazilian Journey

I know they lost but I still believe 100% in what they teach and believe in...too bad their coach didn't. Great video and a great series from Nike. Watch full size here