Technical Warm Up M

The 13th installment in our series of technical warm ups. Start with some light running and dynamic streching before you enter this exercise. Build a 20 X 20 yd. with a cone every 10 yards. Put two players on the middle of two parallel lines, facing each other. One player serves and one player works […]

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Transition Exercise

A very simple activity and a favorite of mine: Take a rectangular grid and split it down the middle to make two squares (you must adjust the grid size so that their can be some successful possession, but not too big as to run your defenders ragged). Seven players play possession in one grid against […]

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Goalkeeper Match Warmup

Goalkeeper Warm Up Considerations for Coaches The purpose of this document is to raise points for you to consider when optimizing your goalkeeper’s pre-match warm up. The following questions are posed to spark your thoughts to see if you think your keeper’s warm up routine is optimized or if improvements can be made. We all […]

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How Coaches Assess Players

HOW COACHES ASSESS PLAYERS ROBY STAHLBOY’S DIRECTOR OF COACHINGOHIO ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY One of the difficulties that players face is realizing how coaches are assessing their talent and potential as a student-athlete. How you perform under game conditions sets the yardstick on how you will be measured. The game demands infinite variety technically, tactically, physically, […]

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A Must Read (and Distribute)

Fifteen Things To Keep In Mind While Watching From TheSidelines, by Michael LangloisMichael Langlois is the author of How Well Do You Communicate? A Guide to BetterCommunication with Players and Parents for Youth Soccer Coaches.His web site is http://www.beyondthegame.net.1. Let The Coaches’ Coach. If you are telling your son or daughter – or any otherplayer […]

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