Searching the best path towards your goals!

Searching the best path towards your goals!

The month of August ends, the bulk of coaches will face their first day of competition soon, ending the 2019/2020 preseason, others have already done so during the month that ends. As if it were a marathon runner, they could be curious and eager to get a new and exciting background race, which will demand…

What is a Soccer Analyst?

What is a Soccer Analyst?

The ‘football/soccer analyst’: it’s a term relatively new to the game’s lexicon. In days gone by, most of a club’s forethought with regards to matchdays will have been internal, conducted almost entirely in reference to their own squad. In the modern era, however, it is essential that they take in the minutiae, not just of…

Mental Conditioning in Soccer Players

Mental Conditioning in Soccer Players

Today’s article focuses on the mental conditioning (beliefs) that athletes condition on themselves. Those who follow sports of a regular basis, knows that it is a very common situation, many players having rituals at key moments of the game. When they are entering on the pitch, when they score a goal, when they prevent a…

Sports is 100% mental

Sports is 100% mental

In the world of sport one of the main clichés is that “90 % of the performance comes from the mental component”. The major contradiction behind this statement is the fact that 90 % of the coaches and athletes devote almost all of their time working on the physical, technical and tactical components of the…

We should focus on training the Soccer Game!

We should focus on training the Soccer Game!

Experienced Portuguese Soccer Coach with work done in Portugal and China, Fernando Valente is currently FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) U21 head coach. Soccer HUB had the opportunity to ask some questions about his work and his believes about youth soccer coaching!   SH: What are the main challenges that a youth soccer coach have to…