Penetrating to Goal

The 23rd in our series of the favorite exercises of college coaches comes from Thomas Chestnutt. Coach Chestnutt is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Florida International University. Prior to his appointment at FIU, he served as the assistant at Fresno State University. Information on his excellent camp program can be found at this link: […]

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Over-coaching

by Jeff Pill What is over-coaching? Excessive input from the coach while the players are playing in such a way that the coach’s input becomes debilitating to the player’s ability to perform to the best of their ability and stifles their development. In short, the coach is playing instead of the player, making all of […]

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Technical Warm Up S

The 19th in our series on technical warm ups is a turning exercise. Create a grid that is 10 yd. by 20 yd. Put two players inside the grid and put two players on the 10 yd. line (outside the grid) with balls. The players inside start central and then check to the sideline to […]

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Wide, Then High Runs

This clinic was given by April Heinrichs, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Virginia, Women’s National U19 Coach. It is here reported by Gene Pitstick, with illustrations by Gene Pitstick. April Heinrichs likes to encourage her plays to make runs for an assists and does give an assist to a run which aids in a […]

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Fun Finishing Exercise

This exercise is a fun finishing exercise that I saw the other day from my buddy Ged O’ Connor. Like most of you, my club team only has one goalkeeper. She was ill and unable to attend training the other day, so this¬†exercise came in handy.¬†In the video, I put lines in to show you […]

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