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Learning the Fast-Break

One of the rewards of playing soccer stem from working hard at a tactic in practice and then successfully using it in a game. Players of all ages, from under-16 to kindergarten, can learn a lot from this process. One such tactic, called the fast-break, can be one of the more exciting and productive skills […]

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Developing Field Awareness

Every player wants to play for a team rather than a collection of individuals. To score goals there must be organization and team-work in attack, and switching the play or attack is part of this organization. In order to become good at switching play, players should have the internal skill of being able to sense […]

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The Importance of a Vocal Goalkeeper

Communication is essential if players are able to work well as a team. Often it’s impossible for the player in possession to know exactly what’s going on around him. Clear, concise directions given by a team-mate in a good position to judge what’s happening is invaluable help. Young players new to soccer, especially under 8’s […]

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Striking The Ball While It’s In The Air

Goalkeepers are often taken by surprise by a first-time shot. When an attacking player stops the ball, it not only gives a defending player a chance to close him down but it also gives the keeper a chance to prepare himself for the shot. Many goal scoring opportunities have been lost because of a player’s […]

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Teaching How To Kill The Ball With Your Feet

No matter what a player’s position during a game, command of the ball is very important. The ability to control an erratic ball quickly and efficiently gives great personal satisfaction, is fun to watch, and can be the difference between success and failure in any situation in the course of play. Soccer demands speed so […]

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