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Results: 15 Article(s) Found.

Coaching Education | Modern Possession

Keeping possession has become a priority when teams have the ball. Defensively, being able to cope with better individuals and teams in possession has become key when out of possession. Transitions happen at quicker pace and in different areas of the pitch. The mental approach, the physical demands and the techniques required for this change have all developed during this period. The question is, "Have we developed accordingly?"
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Coaching Education | Success in Soccer Warm-up

The warm-up is the first part of a training session and can serve as a great time to work on skills in addition to getting players' bodies ready for practice. Check out some exercises and games to hold at the start of your sessions, along with the concepts and objectives of each activity.
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Coaching Education | The Future Game

The game of soccer is evolving daily. This presentation looks at how the game has changed in recent years and projects what the demands of soccer will be in the future. Take a look at what to expect from the technical and tactical viewpoints, and much more, to help prepare your players for the future.​
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Coaching Education | Passing, Receiving and Combination Play

Teams that can move the ball forward with purposeful combination play are more likely to take their opponents by surprise. Fast finishing can be a great way to score goals! This practice session is all about improving the accuracy of your team’s passing. Players pass according to a set sequence and then finish on the goal. To keep the tempo up and the players focused, these passing sequences are intentionally kept simple, as they need to be when playing fast combinations in the middle.
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Coaching Education | Soccer Coaching and the Web

The purpose of this book, by Robin Russell, is to provide guidance for Soccer Coaches who would like to use the Web to support the development of the players they coach…that is using the Web to SUPPORT your coaching not INSTEAD of your coaching
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Coaching Education | Opening the Onion

This presentation provides a tactical pathway for the development of spatial awareness, which should be seen as a long-term developmental continuum beginning with young players running around in a cluster and ending with purposeful positional play in 11-a-side soccer — a process analogous to slowly peeling back the layers of an onion.
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Coaching Education | Diamonds

When observing tryouts, we need to note the smartest players and select them. Then make them smarter. It’s hard sometimes to see how smart they are. Sometimes growth spurts throw off their timing or they get banged around by bigger players. Some need a confidence boost with reinforcement from the coach.​
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Coaching Education | Health and Fitness for the Female Soccer Player

This guide from FIFA is intended to help players and coaches to better understand injury risks facing female athletes and what can be done on and off the field to help prevent them from occurring.
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The benefits of pool play vs. traditional leagues for U-10s

Numerous clubs across more than 20 state associations have been implementing a youth academy format for the U-10 age group. This format is in the best interest of both the short-term and long-term development of the children.
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Are kids specializing in sports too early?

Kids are beginning to specialize in one sport with the end goal of earning a college scholarship and hopefully playing professionally. The year-round focus on a single sport forces kids to drop any other athletic pursuits they may enjoy in order to master their “main sport.” And the most startling thing is the decisions that shape their childhood and youth sports careers often aren’t made by the kids.​
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