At What Age Should A Soccer Player Peak?

by Sam Snow It’s obvious by the ever-younger ages of select teams that many coaches, team mangers and parents do not know when a soccer player should peak. Pre-teen teams are too young to have youngsters put into open try-out situations where they may be cut and put onto a team where they have to […]

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Attacking Heading

This exercise works on attacking heading and youth players will love it. It also might help you identify who your back up goalkeeper will be. You will need two coaching sticks or corner flags to make a goal. Half of your players are on one side facing the goal and the other half are behind […]

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Soccer Tennis

Everyone who has coached youth soccer has seen the players show up early to training and immediately star to strike balls on frame without a proper warm up. I simply showed my players where the soccer tennis nets were in the storage closet and they starting coming early to organize mini tournaments before training. Even […]

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Key Roles of a Midfielder

by Adrian Parrish Establishing a style of play for your team or club is something that has become a rarity at the youth soccer level. Many teams at the highest level set up to counter against their opponents for individual games rather than building a pattern for the long term. Of course it is obvious […]

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How Far Do You Run During a Soccer Game?

Don Kirkendall, Ph. D. For Active.com As a young player, I once asked how far a soccer player ran during a game. This guy from “the old country” said 10 miles. So I divided 10 miles by 90 minutes. To cover 10 miles would require a constant running pace of almost seven miles per hour […]

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