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11 Soccer Positions Explained (Roles and Responsibilities)

Soccer positions are generally divided between offensive ones and their defensive counterparts. Traditionally, defenders have defended while the attackers attacked. But in the modern game, players should be comfortable in a number of different playing styles and fulfilling a variety of roles. While some soccer positions such as the goalkeeper are solely dedicated to preventing the opposition […]

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4-3-3 Formation – The Ultimate Coaching Guide

Hard work and discipline coupled with the right personnel can make any formation a success regardless of how you choose to line up. Each formation has its own strengths that the team must make the most of while mitigating its weaknesses through tactical awareness and a good understanding of how the opposition may attempt to exploit […]

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4-4-2 Formation – The Ultimate Coaching Guide

In recent years, many teams have transitioned away from using the 4-4-2 formation and have embraced other formations instead. Once the staple formation of most teams, the move away from it has often been to accommodate a talented number 10, attempt a more complex formation, or strengthen the midfield by sacrificing an attacking player for another […]

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9 Soccer Tryout Drills for Skill Evaluation

Planning and running soccer tryouts is a challenging task for even the most experienced soccer coaches. Coaches will often only have one or two sessions with the new group of players trying out before selecting the team. That’s why it’s incredibly important to have effective soccer tryout drills that will allow you to evaluate the skills and […]

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