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How to Stop Players Bunching Up in Youth Soccer

One of the most frustrating parts of coaching young soccer teams is watching everyone chase the ball in one pack. Everyone’s focused on winning the ball back and giving it a good kick — hopefully in the direction of the correct goal! At an early age, this bunching is only natural, and it’s something you’ll continue to […]

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5 Soccer Tactics All Coaches Must Know

As a coach, the soccer tactics you choose will go a long way to determining how successful your players are when they run out onto the pitch. That’s why every coach must know the basics of soccer tactics and how to coach them. You must know how to set your team up to succeed and how to […]

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How to Become a Soccer Coach (Complete Guide)

So, you want to learn how to become a soccer coach? Fantastic! First thing you must know is that there are many tasks a soccer coaches needs to take care of — it’s definitely no walk in the park! Besides running training sessions, working to improve players, and coming up with strategies to beat the opposition, soccer coaches […]

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4-5-1 Formation – The Ultimate Coaching Guide

Although the 4-5-1 formation is often considered to be very defensive, it can be quite attack-minded with a few small and simple tweaks. It all depends on how you set your team up and which playing personnel you have available. With a midfield five in front of a flat-back four, it does offer your team defensive stability. […]

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