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5 top tips to maximize player potential

5 Top Tips to Maximize Player Potential

It’s natural that in every team you’ll have some players who are better than others. While players of every level – even the very best – deserve equal attention and guidance, here are five tips specifically designed to get your ‘weaker’ players maximizing their potential. 01 KEEP IT SIMPLE Many young players are pushed too […]

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Coaching the goalkeeper ready position

Young goalkeepers need all the help they can get! Being a ‘keeper is a thankless task at the best of times but if a nine or ten year old lets a shot slip though their hands and into the net they are going to feel terrible. So make sure your goalkeepers know all about the […]

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10 top tips – How to be the best coach

CLAUDIO RANIERI on winning the Premier League: “There are so many keys to this. Humility, the strength of the dressing room, they help each other at important moments, they play with the heart, the soul, they play 11. There was a good blend. I told them, “I love the English spirit”, because when I was […]

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The importance of winning transitions

I was recently on an English FA Learning webinar which contributed towards my CPD for the season – the main focus was transitions. It was a very worthwhile opportunity to revisit the subject and to hear other coaches’ ideas about how to coach it. After all, transitions are a critical part of youth soccer. Twice […]

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Use the Low Press to stay compact as a team

An explainer from David Clarke’s Soccer Tactics Made Simple Low press describes a defensive tactic in which a team sits back and allows the opposition to attack, with the aim of winning the ball and making a counter attack. Teams use a low press to remain tight and compact inside their own half. This reduces […]

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