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5 Tips To Becoming An Expert Playmaker

Andres Iniesta

Whenever you ask someone who their favorite player is, more often than not you’ll hear them talk about a striker or a playmaker.

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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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Learn From The Pros – Again

A large group of people taking notes during the US Men's National Team training session in Los Angeles

Take a look at the video above from US Soccer.

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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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Fish In A Barrel

Fish In A Barrel Practice Game

Fish in a Barrel is a practice game that helps players improve their passing and kicking skills.

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Myth: Drills Are Boring, Practice Games Are Fun

Myth: Drills Are Boring, Practice Games Are Fun

I found this tidbit on a now defunct soccer blog, and I wanted to preserve it. Basically he is making the argument that it’s not true that practices should utilize games not drills.

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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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