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Proven Youth Soccer Coaching Tips and Articles

As a coach new to coaching youth soccer it is often difficult to manage players, parents, practices plans, and games. With our soccer coaching tips and articles, there is plenty of opportunities to learn. The good thing is other coaches have already paved the path to success and have proven coaching tips for those new to coaching youth soccer. These tips will help you develop skilled, confident players with a passion for the game.

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American Dietetic Association Soccer Nutrition Guide & Tips

Soccer specific nutrition guide to help youth soccer players improve performance by eating the right things at the right time.
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Soccer Skills

Soccer skills are an important part of being successful in soccer. Soccer skills are simply the touch one has when passing, trapping, receiving, or shooting. These soccer skills can be improved though repetition and multiple touches on the ball.
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Thigh Traps: Coaching Points for Teaching Thigh Traps to Young Players

Want to know how to thigh trap a soccer ball. This step by step how to control a soccer ball withyour thigh is a great resource for teaching how to thigh trap.
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Chest Traps: Coaching Points For Teaching Chest Traps to Young Players

In order to keep possession in soccer it is critical that players master the art of maintaining possession. Since the chest is the largest surface of the body, it can easily be used to cushion the ball down to the players’ feet.
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How to Make Soccer Training Sessions More Competitive and Game Like

The effectiveness of a soccer training session is greatly hinged on the coaches intensity, execution, explanation, expectations, communication with the players, and time spend on an activity. However, the most important piece of making an effective soccer training session is to make it competitive and game like by paying attention to the details.
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Soccer Shielding

Soccer shielding is an important dribbling technique often used to keep possession in tight spaces. Shielding occurs when the player in possession of the ball positions themselves between the ball and their opponent creating a barrier with their body. The player simply uses their body as a shield to keep distance between the ball and the defender.
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Four Corner Fitness Drill

This soccer fitness drill is designed to improve lateral speed and agility required in soccer.
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Shuttle Runs Fitness Exercise– Dribble Pass

In soccer the shuttle run is a fundamental fitness training exercise to build soccer endurance. This movement represents an important soccer specific movement and is a great exercise to not only build speed, stamina, acceleration, and endurance, but by adding a ball it can also work on controlling the soccer ball at top speeds when your body’s become tired and fatigued.
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Heading - an Essential Skill

Heading is an essential skill to learn in soccer. It is crucial for defensive players to clear balls from the back, midfielders to win critical battles in the middle of the field, and attackers to nod a ball past the opposing keeper to score a goal.
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1st , 2nd, 3rd Attackers and Defenders

When coaching young soccer players it’s sometimes difficult determining what area of the field that we should focus our practice attention. When you dig deep into the game of soccer, everything centers around the ball...
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