Technical Warm Up N

I saw the women’s national team do this for a warm up. It is called the skill ladder. In the video, you will see two ladders side by side but you can make as many as you want. I generally put two teams of two players each in one ladder lane. Collectively, the four players […]

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Soccer Systems of Play – A Global Perspecive

by Tom SauderToday we want to focus on a debate that has been dividing soccer clubs, soccer coaches and even entire countries. The question is: Should there be a unified system of play that is taught at all age groups, across all soccer clubs across a whole country? Or, should each team, coach and club […]

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Getting Rid of Laps

By SoccerUIf you can understand why running laps in youth soccer is huge waste of time you will not only be a better coach, but a better all around youth soccer trainer. Last year I watched a youth soccer practice and by the time I got home I was still in shock. Most of my […]

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The Four Moments in the Game

I don’t like that he uses the word sweeper because it is an outdated term. I don’t believe that it has any place in youth development with virtually all high level teams zonally defending. Other than that, this is a clear demo of the four moments.

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Why Take a Coaching Course?

Why a coaching course?By: Dr. Lewis AtkinsonDirector of Coaching Delaware Youth Soccer AssociationWhenever we offer a coaching course questions come up regarding coaching courses and the USSF licensing program. Implicit in the questions are, (1) are licensed coaches ˜better’ coaches than those who are not licensed? or, (2) does a ˜higher’ license mean the coach […]

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Playing and Training Issues for Youth GK’s

Playing and Training Issues for Goalkeepers Tom TurnerOhio Youth Soccer Association-NorthDirector of Coaching and Player Development October 2001 All children will develop at different rates, based on their genetic timetable and the influence of adults, siblings and friends. It is also true that two children of the same chronological age can be almost a full […]

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