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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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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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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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Keeper Toss and Save – Practice Game

The Keeper Toss and Save game helps goalkeepers improve their recovery speed after saving a shot

The Keeper Toss and Save is a practice game and warm-up that will help goal keepers improve their recovery speed after saving a shot.

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Head / Hands – Practice Game

Kid Heading a Soccer Ball

Head / Hands is a game that the kids love that trains heading and awareness. 

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How To Get Players To Use Their Weak Foot

A young player dribbles using both feet

Many years ago, I studied Kung-Fu. My instructor told me, “It’s ok to have a strong side, but not to have a weak side.” I believe this same principle applies to soccer as well.

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