You are constantly training your players with the goal having them outplay their competitors. One of the main struggles is speed and building up your players speed so that they are the first ones to the ball. Acceleration rate plays a huge factor in this process. This month's coaching education article from US Youth Soccer's interim technical director, Sam Snow, focuses on how to train for great acceleration and speed.
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training for speed. US Youth Soccer Technical Department offers a number of programs to educate new youth coaches and enhance the skills of current coaches, continuing the progress of the game. Don't forget to check out the newest offering from US Youth Soccer - The Novice Coach: An Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer DVD Two-Disc Set. Created by the US Youth Soccer Technical Department, it is designed for coaches that are new to coaching youth players regardless of previous experience. Get your copy today at US Youth Soccer's Online Store!
An additional program is the Coaches Connection, established to educate and further the flow of information between the coaches across the nation, the Connection connects you to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network. Open to anyone, the Coaches Connection is for coaches, administrators…you. Click here
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