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Tactical adjustment thru technical refinement and decision making

[I already don’t like the title of this. Overly complicated when the theme is really that simple adjustments to familiar drills and games can help players recognize and solve problems] My U13 team is doing very well this year. They … Continue reading

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U11 boys shooting: video analysis

I was working with my U11 boys gold team last night and used my phone to shoot some video. It really is a fantastic tool having a pocket size HD video recorder at training and I plan to use it … Continue reading

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Suitable, simple metrics for assessing youth development

(pretty catchy title…) A couple of weeks ago, Andrew Latham, Head Coach for Lower Island Soccer Association (LISA) put a very interesting story on his blog. You can read it here. It was based on his impression that the current format … Continue reading

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“Little Team”, lots of questions

This ten minute film about a group of five and six year old Spanish kids playing their first year of organized soccer is creating quite a buzz and really pulls at your heart strings. It’s worth watching just for the … Continue reading

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Profiles in Absurdity: Robbo the U6 soccer coach (Fiction)

This is a short story. As the headline says, it’s fiction. Hopefully the funny kind. It’s not about any one person in particular but I’ve seen bits of it in a few coaches over the years… ********** Dear Parents, I … Continue reading

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