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Help Your Soccer Team Develop Bonds and Friendships

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Especially at the youth level of soccer, it can be difficult for players to make friends with one another.  Often shy around the ages of 6 or 7, players sometimes haven’t really developed the social skills necessary to make good friends.  Nevertheless, as a soccer coach, you will definitely want […]

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Soccer Coaching Should Be Rewarding, Laid Back, and Fun

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One thing that is often lost for coaches in the midst of demanding wins and hard effort from their team is that they need to simply relax and enjoy the game.  While you will constantly hear about how young soccer players need to be nurtured and positively enforced to get […]

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Foot and Ball Skills are the Most Important Things to Teach to a Soccer Player

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While there may be a feeling that you need to be teaching your soccer players all the tactical aspects of the game and other random skills like how to defend corner kicks or take penalty shots, by far the most important skill to learn in soccer is ball skills with […]

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What Should a Coach Say During Halftime of a Youth Soccer Game?

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The halftime break is very critical for any youth soccer player.  Hopefully with orange slices galore, the players will have a nice break to catch their breath and there will be some time to regroup and think about how to approach the second half of a game.  Since that second […]

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Champions League Returns! Who Will Progress to the Quarterfinals?

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While the recent mega snow storm may have brought winter afresh and right back into your life, spring is on the way, and with it returns Europe’s most exciting soccer club competition: the UEFA Champions League!  Besides the World Cup, this tournament feature the highest profile games that many professional […]

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How Important Is an Element of Fight for a Soccer Player?

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Coaches and parents often tell a young soccer player to play with a bit of aggression and some fight.  Especially in their youth, many children are afraid to engage in competitive physicality and potentially hurt someone.  However, as players develop and age, the best of them seem to be the […]

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Is Liverpool Back in the English Premier League Title Race?

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Liverpool made a big statement last weekend by defeating Arsenal 5-1.  Such a victory over a team at the top of the table is nothing short of remarkable, and has seen the mighty Reds of Anfield thrust right back into the conversation of title contenders.  Now just 6 points off […]

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What is the Best Position the Really Learn Soccer as a Youth?

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Throughout one’s youth soccer experience, players should really try out as many different positions as possible, even goalie.  How will you know where you can fit in best on the soccer field if you don’t try every position?  Additionally, with so many children yet to hit their growth spurts, the […]

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Which Teams Won the 2014 January Transfer Window?

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January has come and gone, and many professional soccer players in Europe have moved on from one club to another, seeking improved clubs, wages, and greener pastures.  But now that the window has slammed close, and all the squads are set for the business end of the European soccer seasons, […]

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How to Respond With Getting Cut From a Soccer Tryout

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As soccer players mature, they will soon be interested in joining travel teams or school teams.  Because such squads are often restricted in size, they can become quite competitive, especially if the area is full of talented soccer players.  Such teams usually hold a tryout at the start of the […]

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