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Mark a Tough Opposing Player Right Out of the Game

Ever play against a team in your middle school or kindergarten league who has one outstanding player that seems to be unstoppable? There’s a great way to neutralize a player like this and it’s through specialized marking. One of the big differences between higher and lower levels of soccer is that the higher the level […]

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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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The Skillset of Turning Against Defenders

Learning to properly turn against a defender in a high pressure game situation is a valuable and necessary skill for a young player to develop. When receiving the ball from a teammate with a defender in fast pursuit, the act of going around the defender with the ball is called a first-time-turn. There are three […]

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