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9v9 Soccer Formations

9v9 Soccer Formations : What is the best formation for 9 a side soccer

9 v 9 soccer is the closest format to a full sized game and borrows many of its tactical formations from its big brother. 9 a side soccer is a brilliant format for developing many of the skills for full sized soccer whilst also placing tactical demands onto all teams who must occupy space on […]

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How to be a Good Right Winger

How to be a Good Right Winger – Master Your Soccer Position

Over the years of my professional coaching career I’ve had many younger players asking me how to be a good right winger and what skills they will need to develop, so we’ll try and answer this today. When a player says that they play the number 7 or 11 position, they are often alluding to the […]

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Easiest Position In Soccer

What is the Easiest Position in Soccer?

​With one eye on their dreams of becoming a famous soccer player many kids have asked themselves, ‘What is the easiest position in Soccer?’Goalkeepers?A great clue to discovering the easiest position to master is to go back to the grass roots of the game and watch any kickabout in the park between a bunch of […]

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Hardest Position in Soccer

What’s that Hardest Position in Soccer?

Ask any Head Coach or Soccer Manager what the hardest position in soccer is and they will quickly tell you that they are all easy compared to their own job! After all there is an old adage in soccer that when the team does well the players get the credit and when the team does […]

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What is a poacher

What’s a Poacher in Soccer?

Why do we want to know whats a poacher in soccer? Well, there is a statistic floating around soccer that says the modern player is in contact with the ball for an average of only 1 minute 27 seconds in a professional soccer match! Imagine being paid $200,000 each week to kick a ball around […]

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How to kick a soccer ball

How to Kick a Soccer Ball without Hurting your Foot

When you first start to play soccer it is essential that you master the art of how to kick a soccer ball without hurting your foot technique.Many players are naturally gifted at kicking the ball with one foot in particular but struggle to kick the ball properly with their ‘wrong’ foot. The best soccer players in […]

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8v8 Soccer Formations

What is the Best Formation for 8v8 Soccer?

8 v 8 soccer is sometimes classed as the biggest of the small sided games offering opportunities to blend tight ball skills in intricate situations with more expansive play. This means it isn’t always straightforward to decide what the best formation for 8v8 soccer is. Playing the right formation that suits the players in your team […]

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Soccer Freestyle Tricks Names

Soccer Freestyle Tricks Names and Cool Soccer Juggling Tricks

Today we’re going to look at soccer freestyle tricks names that you’ve never heard of and show you how to master them! Freestyle soccer consists mainly of fancy tricks and moves that are loved for their entertainment value. The fancy footwork is usually quite elaborate making it enjoyable to watch. As the cool skill of soccer […]

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Franz Beckenbauer Sweeper Soccer

What is a Sweeper in Soccer and How to Play Sweeper Position?

A sweeper in soccer definition is basically a player who is positioned in the defensive backline and is responsible for countering any opposing attackers who may get past the other defenders. The term ‘sweeper’ is more of a colloquial definition that was coined in the late 1800’s to refer to the job of ‘Sweeping up’ […]

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Soccer Shoulder Charge

The Long Lost Art of the Soccer Shoulder Charge

While Soccer and NFL ‘American Football’ are very different sports, there once was a time when the sight of soccer players using their shoulders to barge opponents out of their way ‘NFL style’ was commonplace. The soccer shoulder charge is something of a lost art in the modern game having disappeared as soccer seeks to […]

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