Difference between stances in training acceleration for soccer

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Usually what is call a friendly match is a game outside a tournament.

Like in many other sports, this kind of game is usually used as a test for both team.

Usually in this kind of game, although all the rule book is used, sometimes there are a relax in some rules, like quantity of substitutes, and many times both team plays in a relaxed way, and the refeere usually...

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Yes, your understanding is correct. The "technique" technically only refers to the the positioning of the linemen before the ball is snapped. This refers to all defensive linemen, but is typically only used when referring to defensive tackles. Also, when someone is referring to a "5 technique lineman" you can typically just replace that with a "3-4 lineman". Likewise, when some is referring to a "3 technique lineman" you can typically just replace that with a "4-3 lineman". Now, this isn't always the case, but it can be helpful when trying to communicate with someone who is using these terms.

Teams that play primarily 3-4 defenses will be most interested in players that play the 5 technique because, as the article you referenced states, in the "true 3-4" defensive front you have one defensive linemen playing the 0 or 1 technique and two defensive linemen playing the 5 technique. These linemen will typically play the two-gap.

Teams that play primarily 4-3 defenses will...

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I recently got $200 on a sports betting website as a gift from a friend, they have different sports but I am most interested in soccer. I have 0 experience in betting, and I also don't know much about soccer (I mean I understand the sport well but I don't watch matches or follow any team).

I was wondering if someone knows of some websites that provide useful information for betting, like past matches results, which players played that match, news, predictions, etc. (for free)

I'm editing the question because I can't comment. @Michael Myers: this question is about resources, but sport resources. It's the only stackexchange site I though the question would fit in. I can see other questions here that doesn't seem to be 100% about sports, there's a question about a gun leaking gas, my question is more related to sports than that. But if you think the question should be deleted, then I apologize. Thanks...

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Without elaborating on the technical differences, because I'm probably not qualified to give a full answer in that respect, I'll answer the first part.

The reason butterfly has a higher peak speed is that you are pulling with both arms at once. When pulling with both arms, you're going faster than the one arm pull of freestyle. When recovering both arms, you are slower than the average freestyle speed in which you're pretty much always moving an arm or staying long in the water.

This pdf states:

The large power impulse generated by the simultaneous double-arm pulling pattern yields great propulsive potential; however, during the arm recovery phase there is no propulsion generated. This creates a minor ‘dead space’ in the stroke.

This ppt states:

...since speed drops significantly during the recovery phase, it is overall slightly slower than the freestyle.

I'm not entirely sure why the tradeoff ends up being slower. I know if you...

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This article is guest blogged by Jonas Forsberg of YouthSoccerSpeed.com

Do you as a coach feel the importance of acceleration in the game of soccer, but due to information-overload out there, you don’t know who to listen to or what methods to follow?

I don’t blame you. According to research, most of the youth soccer coaches out there today are voluntarily coaching a team, meaning in a lot of cases you are probably a parent to one of the kids in the team. So with this being said, you have a regular job on the side, and you simply don’t have time to spend hours reading and researching in order to find new methods.

All you need to do is what athletes back in the days focused primarily (and almost exclusively) on, and it is… SPRINTING.

You don’t need to use resistance bands, parachutes or any other fancy stuff, you simply just need to line the athletes up next to each other, and then upon your command, sprint to point B.

When talking about speed and...

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g vs G

G is the symbol used to identify the universal gravitational constant, g is the symbol used to denote the gravitational acceleration. These two concepts are highly important in the field of gravity. In the study of gravitational fields, these two concepts and symbols are widely applied. It is vital to have a proper understanding in the gravitational acceleration and the universal gravitational constant in order to excel in fields such as physics, classical mechanics, cosmology, astrophysics and even space exploration. In this article, we are going to discuss what gravitational acceleration and universal gravitational constant are, their definitions, values, and dimensions, their applications, the similarities between universal gravitational constant and the gravitational acceleration, and finally the difference between universal gravitational constant and the gravitational acceleration.

g (Gravitational Acceleration)

Gravity is more of a common...

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Coaches call it ‘false step‘ and preach that the first step when starting/accelerating should always be step forward. Lee Taft calls it “Plyo Step”:

Is the mentioned point stance complete B.S., and should we correct this and punish the players for doing it?

Although I have already covered some information on the plyo step in my final paper Training and Testing Agility in Sports (in Serbian language) I will share three supporting research papers that are supportive of plyo step.

Anyway, should we always use plyo step when accelerating? Why aren’t Olympic sprinters using it if it is faster? The answer is again – IT DEPENDS.

Sprinters are using staggered stance in blocks because this allows them the optimal biomechanical position to express maximum propulsive force. Although the last quoted research stated that the false step staggered stance achieved better sprint times than staggered stance, we are here talking about collegiate volleyball players. It...

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by Patrick Beith

Let's learn how you can increase your soccer speed and and improve your overall agility with some simple training exercises. Increase your speed, improve your agility, and overall quickness with the soccer agility drills below.

Soccer players must have exceptional speed and quickness levels that must be consistently trained. A 30 meter straight ahead sprint is not the only way to assess an athlete's speed. There is a difference between quick and fast. The best athletes have a combination of both quick and fast characteristics and both elements must be trained.

Lateral speed and agility work lays the foundation for an athlete in any sport. You know that agility training is used to improve foot speed, quickness, acceleration, switching gears, cutting, starting/stopping, change of direction, and reaction, but did you also know that agility training aids in preventing injuries by improving body control through proper...

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Researchers report: "Acceleration performance is important for athletes that need repeat sprint ability. Although acceleration is widely trained for, there is little evidence outlining the key factors. The aim of this study was to determine the kinematic differences between individuals with fast and slow acceleration.

Twenty athletes were tested and filmed for sprint ability over the first three steps of a 15m sprint and classified as fast or slow. Results: The fast group had significantly lower (11-13% slower) left and right foot contact times, increased stride frequency and better knee extension. However, there was no difference found in stride length.

Conclusion: Athletes who are naturally fast in early acceleration achieve this through reduced ground contact times ...

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To train acceleration for (American) football, I would start in the usual wide receiver stance and do 10, 20 yard runs, and up to perhaps 1 or 2 30 yard runs at the end.

However, for soccer, we don't start in the usual WR stance when we start running. We are usually jogging already or we will be at a stop/walking. Then when the ball comes our way, we start sprinting.

I am wondering if it is optimal to train acceleration starting in the WR stance. I am thinking of changing to the two point stance as shown in the picture below. The problem is that I do not know if it is optimal. I think that if I train in the WR stance, I will have a slow acceleration due to not being in the right position when I start running. However, I am sure I am much faster beginning in this stance. I am not sure, and I come to ask.

So, the question in short: Should I train acceleration starting in the WR stance or the two point stance as shown below (look at the white jerseys)

EDIT...

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Offensive linemen usually line up in three different stances, depending on the situation of the game. A player may have a natural affinity for a particular stance, or even have modified a stance to his liking, but a coach should be sure to use the best stance for each specific instance. Here is a breakdown of the three offensive line stances, courtesy of the eteamz football community.

The 2-Point Stance

The two point stance has the lineman in a stance where the fingers are not touching the ground. Neither are the player's hands to rest on the knees as this is often an indication of fatigue. The hands should be slightly extended in front of the body, palms down, fingers flexing, elbows tight to the body, knees bent, and slightly bent over at the waist. Weight should be centered on the whole of the foot or slightly shifted toward the balls of the feet, but never on the heels. Feet are shoulder width apart, toes directly ahead.

Many coaches allow the...

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Here's a video that really outlines a lot of the exercises that will help. I have done some of them myself to condition for being a keeper. These all should be of great help to gaining core strength. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZZMcIo6-A8

For some more specifics, here are some of the ones that I trained with and found to be most beneficial:

Lie on your back with your legs straight. Use both hands to hold a medicine ball above your head and barely off the floor. Simultaneously raise your torso and bend your right knee toward your chest as you bring the ball over your knee and toward your foot. Reverse the movement and repeat, this time bending your left knee.

Do a normal crunch, but hold the medicine ball behind your head and hold it above the ground.

Doing a normal crunch, but simultaneously throwing the medicine ball to a person standing at your feet. Then, have them toss the ball back and lay back flat. I usually did this with a teammate at our...

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At any level, speed separates the outstanding players from the average...

So, soccer speed training sessions should play a major role in your training.

Speed in soccer can be quite complex. It certainly entails more than just running fast. When you talk about speed in your game, here are some of the attributes that will make you a better player...

Quick speed off the mark Quick acceleration over 10-15 yards Good speed endurance Speed in possession of the ball Quickness of feet or agility The ability to quickly change direction The ability to execute skills quickly Last but not least... speed of thought

You can see from the above that good 100m sprinters don't necessarily have the attributes to be quick soccer players. And by the same token...

Players who are not typically fast runners can excel in soccer if they have sharp feet and quick speed of thought. Remember that old phrase...

"The first 10 yards are in your head."

Absolute speed or...

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