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Coaching Education | 10 Essentials of Player Development

Check out the notes from a webinar hosted David Newbery, which looks at the 10 essential factors of player development in youth soccer.
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Coaching Education | Good Sportsmanship

It is very important for all youth soccer players to practice “Good Sportsmanship” during all training activities and matches. Behavior on and off the field directly reflects on the quality of your team, your club…but most importantly, on you.
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Coaching Education | Knee Up

Why should a goalkeeper bring up one knee when catching a high ball? Most coaches, and their keepers, will answer for protection. While that’s true, it’s not the main reason. Find out what the main reason is and see the key mechanics for catching a high ball.
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Coaching Education | P.E. on the Decline

Everyone has heard the stories: less time allotted for physical education and recess, more overweight kids, more distractions that lead to a sedentary lifestyle. It means that many times, parents are looking for outlets to get kids active and keep them active. That's where sports teams come in. And whether they are rec-level programs, travel teams or others, they all have the same goal: teach kids a sport, keep them active and keep them happily occupied in a healthy pastime.
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The Goalkeeper and Law 16

The goal kick falls under the topic of distribution for the goalkeeper. But too many goalkeepers, and evidently many of their coaches, view the goal kick as simply a way to put the ball back into play; when in fact it is the first move on the attack. This document looks at modification to the Goal Kick for younger players, as well as tactics and technique.
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Coaching Education | Tactical Evolution of the Game

The Nepean Hotspurs Soccer Club looks at the evolution of soccer and the tactics that go with it. More than a dozen formations are presented and discussed, from the earliest team setups to the 4-3-3.
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Coaching Education | Fun and Games

US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Sam Snow examines if it is possible for youth players to have FUN at a training session playing games. Can the parents feel like they are getting their money’s worth from such a coaching approach? Will players develop their talents if FUN is the centerpiece of each training session?
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Coaching Education | Essentials of Player Development

David Newbery looks at 10 essentials of the player development program, including purposes of curriculum, focusing on long-term development, assessments and more.
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Results: 8 Article(s) Found.