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Beating the defender in back-to-goal situations (05/14)

A practice session for ages U10–U14, focusing on offensive 1 v. 1 tactics

Forward passes often put the receiver in a 1 v. 1 situation with a defender on his or her back—so attackers have to learn how to shield the ball, get away from defenders and then quickly turn to face downfield. In this session, players are confronted with back-to-goal 1 v. 1s in every activity. And to keep training realistic, every forward pass is combined with a shot on goal.
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When? What? How? Three ??? for the “last practice” (05/14)

What you need to know to prepare your players for game day

“Wow, this session turned out to be brutal!” Or: “Was I a little too easy on them today?” Have you ever had thoughts like these after (or during) your last training session before a match? How do we know how to plan and run the “last practice”? Push your players too hard, whether physically or mentally, and the result could be a game-day disaster. But that can also happen if you don’t push them hard enough! This article will help you walk the fine line between those two extremes.
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Improve your passing, score more goals! (04/14)

A practice session for ages U6–U10, focusing on passing and shooting

This session is designed to help players pass better with the inside of the foot and the instep. After a couple of warmup activities, players start practicing passing and shooting in 2 v. 2 and 3 v. 2 situations. Encourage them to keep constantly trying to move the ball forward, and help the players off the ball find the best ways to get open and show for forward passes.
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Staying one step ahead of the defender (04/14)

A practice session for ages U10–U14, focusing on offensive 1 v. 1 tactics

This session is all about 1 v. 1 attacking—specifically, about teaching the ball carrier to get a head start on the defender and keep it. After all, you have to be able to outdribble your opponents if you want to set up shots! Too many good shooting opportunities are thrown away on sloppy shots, so it’s important for attackers to get to the goal fast and finish with confidence.
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Training perception in youth soccer (04/14)

Ideas and activities to improve young players’ awareness and focus

Games and exercises to train passing and heading are easy to find. But how do you train a player’s focus? In this article we present nine exercises that can teach your players to identify patterns and respond to stimuli while also training their technique and coordination. By mastering cognitive challenges in training, players learn to accomplish the task at hand, tuning out irrelevant stimuli and focusing in on what really matters.
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