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How to Cope with Growth and Development in Adolescent Players

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Young players, especially teens, go through growth spurts and sudden mood and behavioral changes. Both boys and girls experience these types of changes, though girls will mature a bit earlier than boys. Girls typically experience maturation between eleven and thirteen years of age, while boys go through their peak growth between ages thirteen and sixteen. Also, girls will progress through… Read more »

The Five Stages of Soccer Development Part 2

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The Five Stages of Soccer Development Part 1 Stage Three – Positive Opposition In order to increase player’s development of focus and skill, the opposition must increase. Positive opposition indicates how much the player who is in possession of the ball will have to think, how many decisions he will have to make, and the level of reaction that will… Read more »