Posts In Soccer

Which System of Play is Best for a Youth Soccer Team?

October 4th, 2016

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Tweet One of the biggest decisions that a youth coach faces when planning for his or her team is the decision of what system of play should be employed. In fact, this is a question that coaches want answered as they are looking for whatever edge they can get as they prepare their team for […]


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Practice Curriculum for 13 & 14 Year Old Soccer Team

September 13th, 2016

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Tweet Over the last couple of weeks I have covered a practice curriculum for nine & ten year olds as well as a plan for elevens & twelves, along with a few reminders to keep in mind during your practice time. Now it’s on to the thirteen and fourteen year olds. What I can’t stress enough is that the curriculum […]


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Practice Curriculum for 11 & 12 Year Old Soccer Team

September 6th, 2016

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Tweet In last week’s post, I covered a practice curriculum for nine and ten year olds, along with a few reminders to keep in mind during your practice time. Now it’s on to the eleven and twelve year olds. As previously stated, the curriculum below may be too advanced, it may not push your team […]


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Practice Curriculum for 9 & 10 Year Old Soccer Team

August 29th, 2016

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Tweet The fall season is nearly upon us so I have included some curriculum ideas for each of the age levels. 9-10 year olds will be the 1st of 3 age group curriculums. I will be posting the 11-12 and 13-14 year old plans in the coming weeks. Of course, listing these out is a somewhat fearsome […]


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How to Use S.W.O.T. for Player Evaluations

June 28th, 2016

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Tweet The off season is a great time to provide much needed feedback to the players. Often, the more informal nature of the game this time of year lends itself to the chance to talk directly with players about their progress. This can often be done by meeting with a few players before and after each […]


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Getting the Most Out of Your Training Session

June 20th, 2016

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Tweet Being an accomplished player now requires that you take on another level of responsibility for yourself as an athlete. It is no longer enough to sheepishly admit to your coach that you are not fully ready for training, and that you have not made any investment in your own development besides the formal training […]


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