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How To Make Practicing Volleys Fun – Practice Game

US striker Abby Wambach attempts a shot on the volley.

Here’s a great practice game I found while browsing YouTube. It’s great for helping players practice their volleying skills.

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3 Key Qualities of a Good Defensive Midfielder or “Stopper”

Brazilian Defensive Midfielder, Sandro

Hi Coach, Do you have any tips for being a better defensive midfielder?

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How Orlando City FC Keeps Soccer Training Fun – Practice Game

How Orlando City FC Keeps Training Fun

Even adults need to have fun while they’re training. Orlando City FC’s soccer volleyball challenge accomplishes that while still keeping the practice competitive and allowing players to practice their soccer skills.

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How To Practice Heading For Beginners And Non-Beginners Alike

How To Practice Heading

Here is a great video with some simple techniques (and even a practice game) for practicing headers.

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5+ Essential Resources For Every New Coach

Soccer resources

Often times, especially in recreational leagues or semi-competitive leagues, people are thrust into coaching not because of desire nor ability, but out of necessity.

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Flying Changes – Practice Game

Flying Changes Practice Game

Flying Changes is a fast pace practice game that helps players train their many aspects including dribbling, shooting, attacking, defending, and endurance as well.

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Soccer Player’s Creed

Soccer Player's Creed

The “Soccer Player’s Creed” is a great foundation for setting expectations and rules for a team.

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How Chelsea Teaches Transition Play Through Midfield

Chelsea Youth Academy - Transition Through Midfield

Here is how the Chelsea Youth Academy teaches its young players transition attacking through midfield. In my opinion, this practice game should be suitable for U11 up.

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Practicing on Your Own: Wall Ball Part 1

All you need to practice soccer is your feet, a ball, and a wall

Simply put, wall ball is practicing your soccer skills using a wall to stop the ball and to return the ball to you.

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3 Challenges Of Coaching Young Children And How To Solve Them

3 Challenges Of Coaching Young Children And How To Solve Them

Each level of coaching brings its own set of challenges that are different from other levels. Coaching young children (U8 and younger) is no exception.

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