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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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Learn Brazilian Agility and Ball Control

Brazilian Ball Control and Agility

This drill that I found while browsing YouTube is a good drill for agility, first touch receiving, and it looks to be very good for conditioning as well. 

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Wall Ball Part 3: Yael Averbuch’s Fast Footwork Wall Drills

Wall Ball Part 3: Yael Averbuch's Fast Footwork Wall Drills

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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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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 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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More Ways To Train On My Own?

More Ways To Train on Your Own

I live in Canada, and soccer is not exactly the most popular sport here. As a result, when I’m away from my team, I don’t really have anyone to practice with. What are the best ways to practice on my own?

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Hot “Ball-tato”

Hot Potato

As you may have guessed from the name, this game is essentially “hot potato” played with a soccer ball. Hot “Ball-tato” (also sometimes known simply as “hot” or “hot soccer”) helps players train passing and receiving balls with pace.

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