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Coaching Education | Launching the Attack

All goalkeepers are the last line of defense. The great ones are also the first line of attack. When the ball is in their hands, they think like a super midfield player, taking advantage of any opportunity to initiate an attack. The keeper who can begin an attack with every clearance can be an enormous asset to his team. The keeper who kicks or throws aimlessly is wasting good openings.
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Coaching Education | Common Faults of Coaches as They Teach

Much like a teacher, a coach needs to find fun and engaging ways to help players learn about the game. This document features a list of common mistakes coaches make that hurt the effectiveness of the teaching process and leave players in the dark.
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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.
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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.
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