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Critical Skills for Your Goalkeeper to Master

A keeper is a vital member of the defense, molding his play with the other defenders, keeping aware of every­thing they do and letting them know what he is doing all the time. Any team looking for success is going to find it difficult without a good goal­keeper. An important subject in goalkeeping is when to […]

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Learn to Retain Possession During Throw-Ins

You’ve probably noticed that your team has literally been throwing away a lot of possessions during throw-ins instead of taking advantage of this great situation. Since every throw-in provides a chance to start an attacking movement, retaining possession is very important. One of the best ways to retain possession is through the creation of space. […]

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How to Teach Your Players to Attack from the Fullback Position

Let’s assume that you have fullbacks that are competent defenders and you want them to add an attacking dimension to their game. The secret to do this is through ball control. As attacking fullbacks, your players need control in three phases of their game. These include receiving the ball, carrying it forward, and placing an […]

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How to Teach Young Players the Value of Playing Away From the Ball

It’s often said that the man “off” the ball plays the ball. Believe it or not, this makes a lot of sense. If you put a world class player on a poor team he’ll likely struggle. Every player requires help and if his teammates aren’t running into the right space at the right time then […]

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