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Training sessions to encourage exciting, creative, vibrant players

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Do you know how to get the most out of your training sessions so that you develop your players into exciting, creative players who will play attractive soccer and win more games? Here is the check list I use in our training sessions when I want to focus on my match orientated sessions: Score goals and try to avoid conceding… Read more »

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 »

How Do You Finish Your Soccer Training Sessions?

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The best way to end your soccer training session is on a high… I like to send my soccer players away with a smile on their face and having learned a new soccer technique or tactic during soccer practice. If they leave with a smile on their face then what I’ve found is that they are energized at the very… Read more »

Boosting Confidence in Soccer Players

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Have you ever seen young soccer players getting ready for a match and noticed how confident they are? How they’re ready to win that match, and overcome anything that their opponents might bring to the game? The way that players regard soccer as a sport and as a game has a huge impact on their attitude, and as a result,… Read more »

Don’t Make This Mistake With Your Soccer Players

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I’m a coach, and this season my team acquired two new players. I wasn’t looking for new players. These two came to us because their parents had seen our team play over the last few seasons. They saw us winning all our games, but even more important was the way in which we won them. Recently, one of my new… Read more »

The Five Stages of Soccer Development Part 1

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Helping young soccer players develop their full potential requires a well-stocked reservoir of coaching and training techniques. This article looks at the five stages of development that soccer players experience, and these can be used to help build practice sessions, which will add value to the development of young players. The five key stages of growth for soccer players are… Read more »