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Soccer Articles (200)
How Can I Improve At Soccer? - 5 Must Know Tips
It's a question many people have asked. You aren't the first and you certainly won't be the last to ask yourself - 'How can I get better at soccer?' Like all sports soccer requires a certain degree of natural ability in order to play it. You can probably already pass…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Jul 06, 2011  
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Soccer Drills for U12
Need soccer drills for U12 teams? At this age most of your players should have some experience handling the ball. At the U12 level many of the drills available to you would be good to use. I like to really push position and formations on them at this age. Understanding…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 27, 2011  
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How To Warm Up For Soccer Matches
So many of us find going through a warm up for soccer matches a chore. And if you're anything like me you'll be keen to skip a warm up altogether so you can get on with playing! However, it is crucial, to always go through some warm up drills for…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Jul 08, 2011  
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Soccer Drills for U6
What are some good soccer drills for U6 players? At this age most of these players are new to soccer so trying to teach them too much about the game itself is going to be a challenge. Let's work on teaching them ball control. Of course we want to teach…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 27, 2011  
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Ryan Giggs Vs Twitter
Not too long ago there were rumors in the UK, speaking of a football (soccer) player, a married football player, who had sexual relations with Big Brother star Imogen Thomas. The newspapers couldn't really publish anything, as that football player was quick enough to go to court and get a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   May 26, 2011  
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Passing Drills for Soccer
Most drills for soccer need to be worked on and perfected at home, not at practice. One exception that I feel is important is passing drills. Passing requires a teammate or coach to work with, preferably another player to work on timing as well. You could work the at home…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Apr 04, 2011  
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toddler soccer drills
Where can I toddler soccer drills that will make my child a good soccer player? The answer to that is nowhere. Soccer drills will not make your child a good player. There is no magic wand when it comes to teaching soccer drills to young players. The key to teaching…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 23, 2011  
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Soccer Ball Pictures
If possible, I think it is great fun to have cool soccer balls pictures with your favorite sports players. That way, you will have the golden opportunity to enjoy and share the good times you had with them with your loved ones year after year. Each season your most loved…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Feb 16, 2011  
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How to Kick a Soccer Ball
Do you know how to kick a soccer ball correctly? Over the past five years, I have not had one new player come to me that knew the proper way to kick a soccer ball. Many of them would strike the ball with their toe, or push the ball instead…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 24, 2011  
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the new soccer coach
For the new soccer coach getting started can be a little scary. Many coaches started right where you're at now. They were asked to coach their childs team. Don't let the fact that you have never coached before stop you. You may be a little nervous at first and that…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 18, 2011  
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Good Soccer Skills
 Most young soccer players work on learning moves and tricks they can do with the soccer ball and think because the can do those things, they think that they possess good soccer skills. My thoughts on that are very different. I have watched many soccer games where a player will make…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 13, 2011  
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Warm Up Drills For Soccer
Whenever we do physical activity of any kind it's a really good idea to warm up before undertaking that activity properly. One of the biggest causes of injures for soccer players is a failure to do some simple warm up drills for soccer properly. This means that if players did…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Jul 06, 2011  
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How To Improve Ball Control - Soccer
The greatest thing about soccer is the simplicity of the sport. As long as you have a ball you can play almost anywhere. You can play alone or in a team. There aren't really any other sports where you can do this. Perhaps this is the reason why soccer is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Jul 04, 2011  
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Discount Soccer Balls
The game of soccer is an exciting one, however it can be an expensive one too. There are many costs for soccer that can add up including cleats, balls and uniforms. In order to help you save, I will like to share with you some valuable tips which can help…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Feb 17, 2011  
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Latest Soccer News: Where to Get All the News You Need
There was a time, not so long ago that soccer was not nearly as popular in the United States as it is now. There was hardly any examples of the soccer craze and certainly not as much coverage. It was virtually unheard of to see a game on television and…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Dec 14, 2010  
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soccer training videos
Soccer training videos, should we use them as a coaching tutorial? Absolutely! Videos can be a very powerful training tool that can be used and referenced on an everyday basis. Imagine holding practice and seeing that a player is consistently shooting the ball over the goal and he has trouble…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 20, 2011  
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more soccer coaching drills
More Soccer coaching drills that you use can be broken down into several categories. Passing, dribbling, shooting, offense and defense just name a few. I like to use two or three drills in every practice. One practice I will run offensive drills,and another I will run defensive skills. I will…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 21, 2011  
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Soccer Practice Drills Too
Soccer practice drills have changed over the years. Now we need the players moving all the time. The days when they would stand in line and wait their turn is long gone. The need to be moving, they need to be challenged during practice to keep the interested. So when you…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 13, 2011  
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fun soccer drills
Coaching young, very young players can be a lot of fun if you use fun soccer drills. It's important to keep thing moving very fast for the younger players. If you give them time they will be off picking flowers and you will have a heck of a time trying to…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 13, 2011  
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soccer practice
Soccer practice Setting up soccer practice for the first time coach can be a little intimidating, maybe even a little scary. You have so much that you want to teach but not sure where to start. Or maybe you're not sure how to set up a soccer practice to get the most…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 13, 2011  
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youth soccer skills
Teaching youth soccer skills to help tomorrows top players require that you know the fundamentals of the game and fundamentals of the individual skills you are trying to teach. What exactly are you teaching? Shooting skills? Passing or defensive skills? Maybe even goalie skills. What level are you teaching? All…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 19, 2011  
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kicking the soccer ball
Kicking the soccer ball is not the same as kicking a kickball. That is the first thing I go over with my new players every year, and I have to do this because they all do it! Every year my new players have to be broken of the bad habits…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 26, 2011  
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Cool Soccer Balls
The world's most popular sport is the game of soccer. It is indeed impressive to see a stadium filled to its capacity come alive as you watch the ball smashed into the net. Whether you are a fan or spectator, the thunderous sound of the ball as it passes by…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Feb 17, 2011  
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Developing Club Curriculum
Developing club development curriculum Planning age appropriate soccer practices Youth soccer coaches need to bear in mind the physical and mental age of their players when planning their training sessions. This might seem like stating the obvious but many coaches experience discipline problems simply because their plans are too ambitious…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Dec 11, 2014  
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Improve Soccer Stamina The Smart Way
The Importance Of Physical Fitness. Having enough stamina to last the whole game is vital for a consistent performance since your mental concentration, reaction time and mobility drops when suffering from fatigue. Here, I am going to share some tips on how to improve soccer stamina. But first, everyone needs…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   May 08, 2014  
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Teams Willing to Make A Deal With the Devil for Success
Carlos Tevez seems likely to ply his trade in Italy sooner or later as the three Italian giants are in competition for his signature. AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan have all showed interest in the Manchester City striker who has fallen out of grace with City boss Roberto Mancini.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Nov 26, 2011  
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THE English Premier League (epl): Are the “small” Teams Getting Stronger Or the “big” Teams Getting Weak?
The summer of 2004 saw the arrival of Jose “The Special One” Mourinho into the EPL (to coach Chelsea) at a time where the league was being dominated by Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal and Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool. Between 2004 and 2010 these teams were branded “The…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 29, 2016  
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FC Barcelona the Early Years
21th century’s most successful soccer club Futbol Club Barcelona was founded in 1899 by the Swiss English and Catalan pioneer Joan Gamper. Joan Gamper, or Hans Gamper as he was named when given birth, is the founder of several soccer clubs including FC Basel, FC Zurich and FC Barcelona. From…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Apr 19, 2012  
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How to Soccer Hop
Know how to Soccer hop? Ever heard the term soccer hop? Nope, not a dance from the fifty's. The soccer hop is term that we us to describe the move you want to do just before you touch the soccer ball on a shot or receiving the ball or before…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Mar 31, 2011  
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Soccer Drills for Dummies
What are some soccer drills for dummies. There are hundreds of soccer drills that we use to teach kids how to play soccer. There are drills for kicking, passing, shooting, for goalies, for offense and defense and for the whole team. Starting out as a coach you may want to…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Soccer   Apr 17, 2011  
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