Kobe Bryant ,NBA Superstar has achieved insurmountable goals including Five Time NBA Champion, Two Time NBA Finals MVP and Eighteen Time NBA All-Star. After 20 years in the league and reflecting on his career, he credits the game of soccer. It helped him to develop foot speed, coordination, communication & teamwork and endurance. Using the game of soccer to build athleticism in any sport athlete has both its developmental and anatomical benefits.
Developmental:increased multidirectional agility via foot/eye synergy, long distance endurance capacity, refining of acceleration technique
Anatomical: increased hamstring deceleratory strength,improved hamstring to quad ratio,improved hip mobility
Even outside of soccer, athletes should add 1 or 2 sport( based on sport timeline) to support with continual athletic competence, joint protection/stability and overall rest/suppleness
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