Entries in Soccer (72)

November 17, 2017 - All the Momentum

If you want a professional-quality soccer ball without the FIFA price, look no further than the new Momentum from Soccer Innovations. As with everything Soccer Innovations puts out, you get much more than your value for the money. 

The Momentum is hand-stitched and top quality polyurethane, which is what the most expensive balls use. It's modern design and excellent response and feel mean it will be loved for match play or practice. 

A FIFA level match soccer ball and it's anti water absorption make the Momentum pro a long lasting quality soccer ball at a very affordable price. 

Soccer Innovations keeps churning out winner after winner, because that's what they do. And the more of their products you use in your training, the more winning you'll do as well. 

Source: Soccer Innovations

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 03:33PM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail

November 3, 2017 - Air Bud

One of the toughest things to do during sports practice sessions is to simulate real game situations. The amount of time players can workout in live game mode must be limited due to fatigue and injury concerns. That is why baseball and softball teams use pitching machines. This is why football teams have tackling dummies. 

Soccer goalies must practice blocking and saving dangerous balls on goal. However, if you want that practice to be realistic and not just a came of catch, there have to be impediments in the box just as there would be in a game. That means putting players at risk for collision as they both aggressively move toward the ball. It is a concussion waiting to happen. 

Until now. Another innovation from Soccer Innovations allows for realistic keeper training with no worry about injury. The cleverly-named BUD, (Blow-up Dummy) will be your new best friend. He stands 6' 3" and while his leaping ability is minimal, he will get in the way...safely. 

Fill BUD's base with water then use the pump that comes with him to inflate with air. BUD will stand tall in the box just like an attacker so that your goalie can work on defending set pieces and oncoming shots as he would in a real game. When BUD has done his job he quickly and easily deflates for easy storage. 

We all have those friends we know we can rely on. Who knew we'd come to love a big, yellow teammate? If you're a soccer coach, this guy will be your best BUD.

Source: Soccer Innovations

Posted on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:38AM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail

October 6, 2017 - What's in the Cards?

You'll find out soon enough if you order a CoachDeck. Their handy, deck-of-card set of 52 color-coded drills come in five different sports: Baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and football and are perfect for volunteer coaches who either lack experience or time to prepare to run great practices. Below is some of the feedback from their Amazon reviews:

Excellent product. I have used many of the drills with my 9-10yo with great results. 

Great cards, very useful 

Started using these for my u8 soccer team on wensday and I love them. 

Great items, able to pull some cards our and keep in pocket throughout practice to reference if needed. 

This really helped with having new drills to keep the kids engaged. They really like when I let them pick from the deck. They feel like they are coaching themselves. 

I have played basketball my entire life but I am only on my second year coaching for my son and daughter's basketball team and these cards are very useful. Great ideas on drills to run to improve overall skills while keeping it fun. 

I use these cards all the time to come up with different drills for practices for both of my co-ed recreational soccer teams. They love the varying practices. 

Great holiday gift for my co-coach. He enjoyed using it to help arrange our practices. 

A perfect practice is in the cards with CoachDeck!

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Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 01:42PM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , , , , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail

June 30, 2017 - Speed Bag

Want everything you need to improve your speed and agility in one compact carrying case? The Deluxe Speed and Agility Set from Soccer Innovations is a compact, portable powerhouse of training. Now a coach, parent or player can have everything they need to improve footwork and explosiveness in a handy kit.

It comes with two 4 meter ladders, two each 6", 9" and 12" hurdles, a speed-chute & bag, speed harness & bag, large reaction ball, evasion belt and ten disc cones. It all fits into a convenient carry bag which can be left in the trunk of the car for easy storage and for carrying to and from the field. And while it is designed for soccer, it can be also used for football, baseball, nearly any sport where fast, fancy footwork comes in handy.

One of the biggest reasons young athletes don't train on their own is that they don't have direction. They're not sure what to do or how to do it. With the Deluxe Speed and Agility Set, the tools are all provided for anyone to workout. Whether it be a private lesson at the field or simply in the backyard, just unzip the bag and the rest will take care of itself.

Soccer Innovations

April 21, 2017 - On the Rebound

There are some people who never would think of new products and just assume that what's out and available must be the sum of all the good ideas. Then there are others who imagine things that would be useful, but never go beyond the idea stage. 

Then there are people like Soccer Innovations who have built a terrific business by envisioning new and innovative (thus the name) products, and then actually bringing them to market. 

The Handheld Soccer Rebounder is a good example. I've seen many goalie coaches working with keepers on quick reaction drills. The keeper or another player throws the ball out to the coach who then tries to quickly volley it back. The idea is that often a goalie in a real game will deflect a shot, only to have it instantly driven back to the goal. Being able to practice defending these rebounds is invaluable. 

But it is not always easy to connect foot to ball and often the rebound isn't on target, this leads to lots of wasted time and energy from both the coach, and players. The Handheld Rebounder eliminates this issue. It's wide surface and two handles make it not only easy to send the ball back towards where it came, but easily control it's direction allowing the coach to determine the degree of difficulty.

The Rebounder can be used in many different ways. Ironically, when I first saw it I had essentially the opposite application in mind. My daughter is a Division One soccer player and when she and I go down to the field I will let her shoot on me in goal. When it's coming right at me, it's scary. You might  think it would be no problem to just knock it down but with the velocity and movement her balls have, if you don't get it just right you can end up with a jammed finger or sprained wrist. This rebounder would not only be a great line of self-defense, but could also teach her to follow her shots and finish balls the goalie deflects. 

Everything you'll find at Soccer Innovations is tremendous quality and value. If you've ever wondered, "what if" about anything soccer, check them out. They've probably already dreamed it, tested, and perfected it.

Source: Soccer Innovations

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