Sam Snow, Director of Coaching Education for US Youth Soccer and U.S. Soccer Instructor, says presently many coaches are reluctant to use weights in their fitness training for fear of their players’ losing flexibility. Many have mistaken weight training for weight lifting. Weight training is used in various sports in America and is slowly being accepted in soccer. Weight training is not dangerous unless players and coaches approach it in an irresponsible manner. There is no reason why weight training
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