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The Art of Substitution and Its Importance in Youth Soccer

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Being a youth soccer coach comes with many responsibilities that must be taken seriously if the group is going to have a fun and successful soccer season.  In addition to coaching the kids, yelling shouts of encouragement and tactical advice from the sidelines, and helping young players take the next […]

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Place Yourself in the Center of the Goal and Be Big!

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Playing goalkeeper is often one of the toughest and overlooked positions in youth soccer.  While coaches effectively work on passing, shooting, and dribbling drills, the goalie is often left floundering about with the peaceful knowledge that he or she may use their hands.  But as the last line of defence, […]

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How to Get your Teammates to Pass you the Soccer Ball

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Team sports can always be a challenge when players don’t pass you the ball.  In fact, without the soccer ball, it is nearly impossible to do anything in the game of soccer.  Passing the ball is one of the tasks that is often left unfulfilled at the youth level of […]

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The Team that Wins is Usually the One that Wants it More

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Sports are about winning.  Soccer too is about winning.  The ultimate moment of glory for any soccer player is “winning” the World Cup.  Soccer players never go off on daydreams where they imagine losing the big games.  No, the focus is typically about winning that big match and scoring the […]

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The Importance of Getting to Soccer Practice on Time

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Youth soccer is often not taken all too seriously by parents who just want their kids to run around and get some exercise.  As a coach, with practices generally just an hour long, frustrations can mount if players arrive half an hour late to practice.  Not only does the child […]

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Gareth Bale is an All-Around Player with World Class Abilities

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Ever since his delightful performance against Brazilian star Maicon of Inter Milan in 2010, Gareth Bale has taken the soccer world by storm and looks destined to be held in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.  His pace and stunning left-footed shots have left goalies floundering, and […]

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Focus on the Positives With your Soccer Team

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Soccer teams need a positive energy to sustain success and find happiness.  Especially at the youth level, you want your players to enjoy the sport and find joy in playing soccer.  Although winning is always important to any competitive person, if a coach can focus on positives during the games, […]

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When Shooting: Choose Placement over Power

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Although the thunderous blasts from 20 yards out make for exciting highlight reels and thrilling goals, too often when a soccer player attempts the stunning shot the ball goes far high and wide of the goal.  Keeping calm and focusing on aiming the ball efficiently at the target can be […]

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How to Handle a Heartbreaking Loss in Youth Soccer

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When a young soccer team is simply outclassed by their opponents and loses by three or more goals, it is understandable.  The players will be down but they know why they lost, as they simply weren’t good enough.  The difficult losses are the ones where your team felt they had […]

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How to Get More Assists on Your Soccer Team

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Everyone loves the awesome moment of scoring a goal in a soccer match, but often times the striker isn’t the most important player on the team.  The players that often make the difference in games are the providers, the soccer players who rack up assists as the play their teammates […]

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