News

Coaching Education | Free Kick from the Flank

Far too often it is seen that the team awarded a free kick in a wide position in the range of 20 to 35 yards from the goal line simply loft the ball into the penalty area and usually toward the far post. Both attacking and defending players crowd into the penalty area and the chances of the attacking players getting a good attempt at goal is quite low. At the youth level this is regularly compounded by attacking players standing still waiting for the ball and they are therefore easily marked.
Read More

Coaching Education | Teaching Technique

The game will tell you what the player needs to practice. Technique is one of the four components of the game and leads to ball skill. Without ball skills a player cannot execute tactics, so during the first fourteen years of a young player’s career the coaching emphasis must be on technique.
Read More
Copyright © 2012 US Youth Soccer.
usyouthsoccer.org