The Great Soccer Debate

Kids Soccer: The great soccer debate

Most parents ask the question, “At what age should kids start playing soccer?” When is the best time to start playing soccer? When is it time to start getting serious about the game? Hmmm. The best time to start is when your parents can afford it. The best time to start is when you’ve finished [...]

Soccer Pre-Season: The Baptism Of Fire

Soccer Pre-season: Baptism of Fire

It’s 6.00 am and you’re roused from sleep with blisters and sore legs. Have you experienced this? Do you know what I’m talking about? Let me give you some more clues. The heat hangs in the morning air and the day is ready to begin with the rising sun. You grab your runners and wake [...]

Soccer Drills: Moving Targets

Soccer Drills- Moving Targets

Soccer Drills- Moving Targets Purpose: Warm Up Routine No of Players: 2 Teams of 6-8 players. Playing Area: Penalty box extended sideways to touchlines. Duration: Up to 20 minutes. Outline: One team tries to score points by hitting an opponent with the ball without losing possession. The other team tries to gain possession. One point [...]

Soccer Training: Always Keep Your Soccer Sessions Structured

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Soccer training should be structured and based around the age of your players, the abilities of your players and the stage of your soccer season. Factors like facilities and the weather also play a part in determining your training session. Although certain factors may alter your sessions, the generic formula is the same all over [...]

The Soccer Coach- Don’t Lose Your Balls.

Soccer Coach- Soccer Drills

When designing a training session, the coach must create a training session that is specific to the sport. The design of the activities should replicate the demands of soccer on match day. If this replication is missing then the transfer of learning from training to the game is not optimal. I’ve seen many training sessions [...]