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Allow Your Momentum to Carry You Through When Playing Soccer

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Momentum is a key ingredient in life.  There is a natural flow and rhythm of your body and you need to embrace it and follow it at all times.  Today I was re-living all the goals scored by Arsenal this past EPL season in a 30 minute video of glory […]

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How to Become an Assisting Pass Master

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Yesterday saw the powerful team of Arsenal defeat Wigan and send them tumbling down into the basement of English soccer’s second league, the Championship.  During the 4-1 victory for the London club, a player by the name of Santi Cazorla orchestrated all 4 goals and earned an assist on each […]

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Arsenal vs. Wigan to Display Great Drama on Both Ends of Premier League Table

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For both of these clubs, 3 points are absolutely vital when they play against one another on Tuesday.  The English Premier League provides great excitement and drama at the highest level as the season winds down for a variety of reasons.  First off, the bottom three clubs in the league […]

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Don’t be Afraid to Shoot with Your Off Foot

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Soccer players, especially youth players, have a tendency to only shoot with their dominant striking foot.  The reasons are obvious; players have much more confidence with their better foot and feel they will probably be more likely to score than if they hack away with their other foot. But the […]

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Get Open for you Teammates During Throw-Ins

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Throw-ins present a strange situation during soccer games.  A game played solely with the use of feet suddenly permits a player to toss he ball in-bounds from the sideline, but players on both teams must jostle for position and find the ball.  For many youth players throw-ins can be quite […]

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Spring Training is Best Time to Improve Soccer Skills

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May has arrived and spring should truly be settling in, regardless of where you are located in America.  With warm weather and the prospects of summer ahead, there is definitely a feeling a freshness and new life in the air.  Springtime is also one of the most ideal times to […]

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Understanding Some of the Basics in Coaching Youth Soccer

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Many people who become youth soccer coaches have never played in a soccer game or may have never even touched a soccer ball.  But, due to some belief in volunteering or through the support of their child on a team, these people find themselves as the head coach of a […]

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How to Beat a Goalie One on One

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The brilliant pass has sprung you into action.  Free and clear, racing down the middle of the field, you have a golden opportunity to score a goal.  You look up and see that you just have to beat the keeper.  You only have a few seconds to make your move […]

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How to Bring Back an Injured Player

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Soccer players have injuries all the time.   At the professional level, with the game so fast and physical, many players simply cannot keep up with the intensity of the sport.  Often a slight knock or pulled hamstring can take a player out of the game for 3 weeks, and sometimes […]

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Coach Good Values in Youth Soccer

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Too many youth soccer coaches are entirely focused on their team winning every game.  Ignored in their minds are such things as sportsmanship or values as the coach puts his personal ego on the line for each and every game.  As players develop and grow older, the pressure for coaches […]

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