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 Soccer Training Tips: Want to Improve The Performance 
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Soccer Training Tips: Want to Improve The Performance
by: Andre Botelho

A coach need to the essential soccer training tips in order to be able to train the kids properly especially, when he or she is playing the role of a coach while playing the game. These ideas can then be easily incorporated in your soccer drills sessions carried out 4 or 5 times in a week depending on the standard of your game.

You can help your players to perk up their performance by coaching them on these very important tips and techniques. Following are the techniques;

Train your players to continuously move the ball with one or two touches: In a team setting, this is called inter-passing. They should play the ball with speed and make crisp solid passes, whether it is a 3-meter or 20 meter pass.

Play the ball and be in motion: Playing and moving contains the basic idea behind making runs. But the important thing to keep in mind is to make these runs dangerous leading to goal scoring opportunities or opening up space for a team-mate.

All soccer skills are generally based on the capability to make accurate passes with a view to create opportunities. It works well to set up your defender here. Teach your players to close in the defender towards them, as if he or she is going to be able to catch the ball, then give it and go, advance into the open space to receive or return the pass.

Tell the players to keep changing their pace after moving about to beat the opponent. They should attack fast and make sure they keep moving the ball as fast as possible. As soon as they get an opportunity to break, they should strike back with some accurate passes.

When controlling the ball, teach players to keep the ball near their feet: Of all soccer training tips, the one to keep the head up and be aware of the movements in the field is very important. They should try to touch the ball with every step when dribbling the ball. This perks up the player’s ability to get the ball from the defenders and ensures total control over the ball.

Get the cross in: Take shots on the goal and examine the goalkeeper time and again during the first part of the game. The player should ensure that the other team members are informed about his/ her intentions to make runs into open spaces. This type of communication is critical for the development of great players.

When training for soccer, teach players to aim for the area between the 6 and 18 yard boxes. This will push the goalkeeper to come out in an endeavor to get the ball. This will make the goal open and defenseless.

Keep a watch on the ball: Watch the movement of all players on the field, all the time. Condition your players such that they don’t lose their way from the team’s strategy for the day.

You must now include these soccer training tips in your training regimen to allow players to become experts in dealing with situations when on field. For more such tips and ideas, subscribe to our youth soccer coaching community and get access to innumerable articles, videos, and periodic newsletters.

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