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10 Ways to win respect – what are they?

Winning the respect of your teammates and coaches is hardly ever discussed yet it is very important in order to have a proper functioning team on and off the field. Below are my top 10 areas in order to help you win respect from your fellow teammates and coaches.

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Soccer Training & Fitness

Why Cross-Training can help your soccer game

Cross-training and playing a variety of other sports, especially growing up, is very beneficial to the development of your overall soccer game.  Many athletes will play soccer and only soccer at every chance they get.  Nothing is wrong with this, however, there a variety of other skills, muscle groups and game senses that can be greatly developed from playing other sports. 

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Soccer Player Skill Development

Coaching Kids Soccer

Thinking about Coaching a Kids Team???

At some time everyone that has a child gets asked to become a soccer coach. Some people are dubious when they are asked to coach their child’s soccer team. The fear lies in nerves. Your first time as a soccer coach should be a pleasant one for players, parents, and most of all you. These are some important tips that will make the experience, if you choose to take it, enjoyable

Tip 1

ALWAYS BE POSITIVE :: This is essential with everyone involved, including the parents, players, the other coaches.

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Heads Up (Learning Key Heading Skills)

Heading the soccer ball is one of the most essential skills to learn in the game of soccer. It is crucial for defensive players to clear balls in the box, midfielders to win critical aerial battles and attackers to be able to head the ball past an opposing keeper to score a goal.

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Goalkeeping 101

SKILLS THAT MAKE A GOALKEEPER A GREAT KEEPER

Reflexes – This is the speed that the goalkeeper is able to react to a situation and/or a ball.

Pressure Decisions – Decisions made under pressure sometimes lead to wrong actions like coming out of the box to soon or trying to tackle a ball from an attacker when you have a defender in the area. Bad goalkeeper decisions lead to goals.