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Soccer Warm Up Routine – 7 Skill Building Drills

Here’s an effective warm up routine that players can use on their own or coaches can incorporate into their practices… The exercises provide ample warm up and a considerable amount of touches on the ball, the purpose of which is skill development, technique maintenance, and preparation for the more difficult drills that follow. Your goal […]

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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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Teach Your Players to Win the Possession Game

In soccer, ball possession determines everything. A team must have possession of the ball in order to make plays. Typically the team that has the longest time of possession ends up being the winner. The length of these time periods and the number of passes that are strung together will depend not only on the […]

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Corner Kicking Importance and Tactics

As a coach, treat corner kicks seriously. It’s one of the youth soccer drills that can generate great dividends for your team. The use of corner-kicks should play an important part in every team’s attacking plans. Corners have become such a crucial way of creating scoring chances that coaches explore many methods for taking the […]

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