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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 »

Encouragement and Development through the Teenage Years

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As soccer players hit puberty and the early teen years of 12 – 16, they are developing and maturing both physically and emotionally. These years are important as strong bonds are forged with peers and individuals become less self-absorbed. Independence is gained, a clearer insight of likes and dislikes and role models such as soccer coaches or teachers come to… Read more »

Youth Soccer Players: Understanding Energy Systems

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Football players obtain energy both aerobically and anaerobically. During a game of soccer, players will run, sprint, jog and walk – all of which use different sources of energy. As the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems develop, players’ performance during matches and in training sessions will change. It’s essential to understand what is occurring and how you need to plan… Read more »