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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 »

Maintaining possession of the soccer ball

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Maintaining Possession Of The Soccer Ball Has your team ever played against a team were your players had difficulty maintaining possession when they have possession of the ball? What I see in many of our local leagues is too many teams are intent in getting the ball forward as quickly as possible. Individual players don’t seem comfortable on the ball…. Read more »

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 »

Terrific Soccer Speed Drill Video

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Here at Junior Soccer Tips we aim to share with you sound soccer coaching hints and tips so that you can develop your mini (Under6 to Under 9), junior (Under10 to Under 12) and youth (Under 13+) soccer players to be the best that they can be. In this soccer tip we’ll share with you a drill that we regularly… Read more »

Do You Analyse Your Games Sufficiently?

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Soccer games can be thrilling but even in the most tedious matches there will always be plenty of action for a coach to analyse. However, are you analysing correctly or just simply watching the match? Do you write down on paper, or mentally, what you observe on the field? Do you watch out for areas in need of some work,… Read more »

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 »