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Score More Goals by “Condensing the Field”
Condensing the field increases the ball possession time and scoring chances for your team. It also reinforces that all players are responsible to get to the ball and pressure the opponents quickly..
What Is the Best Formation in 8 V 8 Soccer?
Often, leagues for 7-11 year olds will play on a smaller field and there are only eight players on the field, instead of 11. Many youth coaches have only played 11 V 11 and struggle to determine what is the best formation to use. This article looks at one formation, the 3-3-1, and examines how the skills that you need to teach at each position.
Coaching Youth Soccer Players with Different Skills Levels
How do I coach a team with this diversity of talent and experience? For the youth soccer coach who is faced with these challenges, here are three ideas on how to make their experience enjoyable for all players, regardless of their skills level.
Managing a Soccer Game and Substitutions the “Right Way”
“How do I handle substitutions with 18 players and a championship on the line?” Here are some ideas on how to handle this situation and give you some principles and guidelines to ease the pressure of making substitution decisions on the fly..
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