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Coacing Youth Soccer

There are certain soccer training tips that the coaches usually overlook. One of such important aspect is to drill to help the players on their way.

  • Make Variations

  • When it comes to teaching about the drills to help the players on their way, it is very important for the coaches to make variations of the drill and put rules on themselves to make it more difficult. One of the greatest drills is simply weaving in and out of a set of cones.

    In this method, you need to first set up a cone. For this, to start with, you can place about 10 cones in a line about three yards apart. Now, have the players dribble in and out of each cone without touching or knocking over the cones.

    Make sure that the players are not trying to touch the ball too far away from the line of cones either. When the players are going back through the line, instruct them to make sharp turns.

    Keep your watchful eyes open. It is only after you find that the players have mastered this, you should have them vary the way that they dribble through the cones. Tell them to just use the right foot and try dribbling.

    After they have practiced it, tell them to just use the left foot and try dribbling. Then, tell them to use alternate feet, where they should try to touch or pass the ball to the left and then to the right as they weave through the cones.

    It is also very important for the coaches to teach their players how to combine a shooting or trapping drill with a dribbling drill. The coaches must keep in mind that the key to such training is to keep it flowing and not have a lot of stops and starts and too many people standing in line. The most obvious reason is that no coach would like the players to get warmed up and then get cold and bored waiting in line.

    Make sure that you run the training blended with these Soccer training tips because this is one of the best ways to prepare a winning team.

    Andre Botelho is a recognized authority on the subject of soccer training tips.
    His web site, Teaching Youth Soccer Training Drills, provides a wealth of informative soccer articles,
    resources and tips for soccer coaches, parents and players.