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Youth Soccer Coaching Video – Switching The Play

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When coaching youth soccer team attacking tactics, one key tactic of team play is switching the play. This means your soccer players have the technique and ability to quickly transfer the ball from one side of the soccer pitch to other. This unbalances your opponents organisation and create opportunities for your soccer players to exploit. In this post there is… Read more »

The Five Key Characteristics of a Successful Soccer Squad

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If you’re a keen soccer fan and watch games frequently, be they local league, top flight, national or international, you should be able to ascertain which teams exhibit the following key characteristics of a successful soccer squad. Keep possession of the ball A quality team will have the ability to hold possession for long periods of time. By keeping possession,… Read more »

How To Play A Pressing Football Match Part 1

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In youth football, you’re more likely to see a fast paced, attacking football game. Go to any local pitch and watch a game and you will see young people trying to gain possession of the ball and score. It’s all about instant gratification, and it’s great for supporters too. Parents who carry their offspring from game to game find it… Read more »