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Coaching Education | Managing Substitutions


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Every coach’s nightmare: seven substitutes sitting on the bench. OR NO ONE! Too many or too few. The Laws of the Game originally prohibited substitutions- the USA playing in the first World Cup in 1930 had a player break his leg in a game and was forced to play shorthanded. In the 1980’s professional teams in England made do with ONE substitute! In youth soccer we do not have constraints on substitutions.

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