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Dribbling Exercise

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In a 15x30 yard grid, divided in 4 rectangles, number each of the corners.  All players in one area dribbling, when the coach calls out a number, all players must dribble to that area.  

Variations:  

one foot only

inside of foot only

outside/inside of foot

call out more than one number. (i.e. 1 /3 - players would dribble from their corner to corner 1 and back to corner 3. 

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Concussions

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Coaches, we must be aware of the protocol for concussion awareness.  While I know that you may not be trained medically there are some simple resources to assist in monitoring for concussion among your players.  Use this resource to assist during games or trainings.  

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Circle Dribbling

The US Soccer Federation has stated that in order for a child to become a skillful player they should have at least 1 million soccer ball touches before the age of 16. The more touches the better! 

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Simple

Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is. [Johan Cruyff] 

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U12 Training Format

Typical U-12 Training Session

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes or less.

  • Warm-up, small group activities, dynamic stretching, include ball as often as possible. (15 min)

  • Soccer Activities, introduce large group/team activities (6 to 8 players). Continue with directional games. Play to targets and/or zones. (30 min)

  • Free Play, small-sided game of 8v8, two goals with goalkeepers. (25-35 min)

  • Cool down activity, including static stretching (5-10 min)

Find more formats here:  https://90plusproject.org/new-page-2/

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Importance of coaches

The message of this video is significant. The role you play in the lives of kids can be so significant. The way you train, care, support and just be present with kids can make a monumental difference.

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Coaches Training - Sign Up today!

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United Soccer Coaches Diploma Courses are designed to help you become a better coach. This course will show you new ways to help your players improve, sessions and activities you can use in your own practices, and connect you with fellow coaches in the game. 

This is a nine hour in-person course focused on the 9-12 year old player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games

Coupon Code for IEYSA United Partners: IEY7353

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Breaking the lines

Picking out a through pass to break the lines of pressure is a must for every midfielder.  This is a more ideal exercise for the select / premier level players. 

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Coaches Training 7v7 / 9v9

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United Soccer Coaches Diploma Courses are designed to help you become a better coach. This course will show you new ways to help your players improve, sessions and activities you can use in your own practices, and connect you with fellow coaches in the game. 

This is a nine hour in-person course focused on the 9-12 year old player. Content highlights player development, principles of play, technique, and tactics with small-sided games

Coupon Code for IEYSA United Partners: IEY7353

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11v11 Coaches Certification

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United Soccer Coaches Diploma Courses are designed to help you become a better coach. This course will show you new ways to help your players improve, sessions and activities you can use in your own practices, and connect you with fellow coaches in the game. 

11v11 – 03/16/19

Coupon Code: IEY7393

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