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All The Principles of Play for Soccer

Principles of Play in soccer

Effective attacking and defending depends simultaneously on individual and team actions. These actions consist of corresponding attacking and defending actions known as the “Principles of Play.”

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What Is “Transition” In Soccer?

What is Transition in Soccer?

Is passing the same as “transition”?

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The 4 Priorities For Conditioning

First, it is important to separate the ideas of “endurance training” and “conditioning“. Endurance is very important in soccer, but it is just one aspect of successful soccer conditioning.

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Transition Game Practice

Transition Practice

This practice game helps teams train their attacking, defending, heading, passing, and transition skills.

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What Are “Jockeying” and “Stabbing”?

What Are “Jockeying” and “Stabbing”?

My coach is always telling us to jockey and not stab at the ball. What does he mean?

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What Should I Do “Off The Ball”?

What Should I Do "Off the Ball"?

What should I do during a game when I don’t have the ball?

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – The Full Bloom

The Elite Phase: The Full Bloom (U-19) Development of functional and team play: Fulfillment of a player’s potential depends on his or her own efforts, the support of teammates and the unselfish guidance of her coach.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Dedication”

U-16 The Dedication Stage

The Fervid Phase: The Dedication (U-16) Development of individual skills – individual, group and team tactics: This is a critical time in the player’s development.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Commitment”

The 4 Phases of Player Development

The Formal Phase: The Commitment (U-14) Development of individual skills – individual and small group tactics: Adult standards and formal rules become applicable.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Romance”

U12 - The Romance Stage

FOUNDATION PHASE: THE ROMANCE (U-12) Development of individual skills — individual and small group tactics: The effect of the role model is very important at this stage of development.

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