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7v7 Soccer Formations (7 Great Options to Choose From)

7v7 represents an important step up from 5v5 matches and helps youth players develop the necessary skills and knowledge to progress on to 9v9 and then 11v11 matches.

Formations obviously play a key role in this development with some focusing on being solid and defensive and others being more free and attack-minded.

Let’s take a look at some things to take into consideration when choosing your line up before looking at some of the best and most common 7v7 soccer formations.

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40 Soccer Award Ideas for Kids (End of Season)

Once the soccer season has drawn to a close, it’s nice to reflect back over the year and recognise and reward your players for all of their hard work and commitment.

Handing out small prizes, certificates, or trophies is a great way to acknowledge players for their individual achievements whether that was scoring lots of goals, turning up to every training session, or putting smiles on everyone’s faces.

To help you end the season on a great note, here are some soccer award ideas to hand out and some categories which will help highlight each player’s special contribution over the season.

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81 Soccer Movies You Must Watch (The Complete List)

Soccer has been a global sport for years, uniting players and fans from all over the world.

It’s no surprise then why it has inspired numerous movies in all sorts of countries.

From the USA to Colombia and Brazil, to England, Germany, and American Samoa, this list has a variety of international movies about the world’s most popular sport.

The genres also range from documentaries, to crime dramas, to hilarious comedies, and even murder mysteries.

You’ll never run out of soccer films to watch.

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Sharks and Minnows (Fun Soccer Game for Kids!)

A super fun drill to run, Sharks and Minnows will excite and delight your players and fill them with enthusiasm for the training session ahead!

Besides being a great warm-up activity, the game also helps them practice their dribbling skills as well as improve their close ball control and technique.

Very easy to set up, run and monitor, Sharks and Minnows is perfect for younger players and will certainly get them enjoying their soccer.

Here’s how you can set up and run the game and get your players having a fun time, all while learning valuable soccer skills!

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Soccer Throw In Rules: What You Can and Can’t Do

While mastering how to do a throw-in is a fundamental skill, it’s just as important to know what you can and can’t do when you take the throw.

As every soccer player knows, there’s nothing more embarrassing than committing an infraction and having the referee call a foul throw because you took it incorrectly or overstepped the line.

Getting it right time and time again is key, and this is highlighted by the fact that on average, there are between 40 and 50 throw-ins during any Premier League match.

To help you master the soccer throw in rules, let’s take a look at what you can and can’t do when lining up to take a throw in soccer.

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