Category Archives: Soccer Technique

Correcting Player Errors

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There are two types of playing errors that your players can make…. Learning Errors and Performance Errors. ****************************************************************************************** Learning errors occur when players don’t know how to perform a skill. Performance errors occur when players make mistakes in trying to execute a skill. ****************************************************************************************** Quite often it’s not easy to tell which error a player has made… however, if you… Read more »

Coaching an attacking mentality in your soccer team

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Here’s a simple tip that you can use in your training sessions and see an immediate impact in your next game. It’s a simple and effective attacking mentality tip that I’ve used with my teams since they we’re playing at U7’s level. When my team’s have got the ball into our opponents box I tell them not to let it… Read more »

Seven Key Points for Goalkeeping Psychology

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A goalkeeper has probably the psychologically challenging of all positions in the squad. Any errors made by the goalkeeper are usually crucial and are seen by all members of both teams plus the spectators. This is recognized by a competent coach and as part of his duties, he will act almost as a psychologist to the goalkeeper, certainly more so… Read more »

Encouraging Your Soccer Players to Shoot

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Scoring more goals than your opponents, whilst conceding as few as possible, is the main objective of a soccer match. Each time a team has control of the ball, the aim should be to create scoring opportunities. However, in junior and youth matches, all too many scoring chances are missed and there is a possibility this is because the managers… Read more »

Soccer Techniques: Throw-ins

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Regardless of what level of soccer is being played, throw-ins are a major part of set pieces. Using throw-ins efficiently will give your team an advantage over their opponents by utilizing available space and setting up goal scoring chances. By paying close attention during games, you’ll see that once a throw-in is conceded, all the players switch off and unwind… Read more »

The Five Most Common Goalkeeping Errors Young Players Make.

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It’s a tough task for a young goalkeeper to stop the opposition scoring. According to statistics, goalkeepers often have lengthy periods when they’re not actively participating in the game, usually around 3 or 4 minutes. However, as soon as they are required, they must make a decision within a split second on what action to take and follow through with… Read more »

Goalkeeping: The Importance of Using Your Head

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Perhaps you’re wondering why a goalkeeper should need to head a ball? If you pay attention to soccer games, either professional or amateur matches, you’ll notice two scenarios where heading the ball will be useful in getting out of a sticky situation.

Coaching the Shoulder Charge Technique

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There are no stringent guidelines in soccer rules and regulations on what is allowed concerning shoulder charges. It goes without saying that any contact with another player should not deliberately be aggressive or dangerous. The laws of soccer state neither the leg nor the arm should be used to push a player with possession of the ball. Lunging at an… Read more »