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A Decade of Difference [ARTICLE]

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In 2004, Gabriele Marcotti wrote an article for The Times about Barcelona legend Pep Guardiola. It wasn't a celebratory piece looking back at Guardiola's fine career, nor remarking on his ability to defy the critics and keep playing at a high...... Continue

A Model Coach [ARTICLE]

by Keep the Ball on

I was watching a tremendous coach the other day. It was interesting the way that every aspect of the practice seemed to seamlessly lead into the next. I analysed the ingredients of his performance that made it so special and these are some of the...... Continue

Improving Team's Speed of Play [ARTICLE]

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Players take up starting positions outside the training circle, with 4-5 players inside the center hexagon each with a ball. After each receiving sequence, player with the ball dribbles into hexagon and demonstrates a change of directions move....... Continue

An attack minded session on making decisions and speed of play [ARTICLE]

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Warm-up (10 min) Players go through a circuit with different movements. A: Hurdles - run through, one foot, two feet, sideways B: Poles - shuffle through sideways, backwards then coach serves them a ball and must use inside or laces to play...... Continue

The Case For The High School Coach [ARTICLE]

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My soccer career has taken many paths. i started as a volunteer youth Loden, which led to a spot on the local board of directors. Less than a year later, I found myself as the president of a club with 2,000 players. I took on some select coaching...... Continue

The High School Coach’s Role in College Recruiting [ARTICLE]

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The high school game with the aid of a qualified high school coach can play an important role in helping players in the recruiting process. If your state plays high school in the spring then college coaches in your area are likely to attend high...... Continue

The Power of Improvisation [ARTICLE]

by Amplified Soccer Athlete on

As coaches, we are all trained on the importance of planning and organization. When I first started coaching, I would typically write a training session plan on a Monday night and revise it numerous times between then and Saturday's...... Continue