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 Soccer Coaching: Uncover The Secrets 
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Soccer Coaching: Uncover The Secrets
by: Andre Botelho

What if I told you that there are tried and tested methods of increasing your team's chances of winning through smart soccer coaching? For example, before the day of tournament, you must diligently work at getting your players ready both physically and mentally.

If you can persuade players they are working harder than their opponents, there is a greater possibility of them feeling confident.

Before the kick off: Warm-up soccer drills help the team a lot. For example, who will play from which position.

The kick off - make a plan and remain calm: Focus more on what is going to take place in the first few plays, for instance, first corner, and first attack. Players can them move rapidly into their positions initially.

When it comes to soccer coaching, right before the match begins, let the kids rehearse so that they are prepared. To take an example, selecting the player who they intend to mark. When the players know what they intend to do, it makes them approach the game better in the first few minutes of the game.

Tempo - move at your pace: Set the pace of the game in the same manner that the team approaches the restart. Slow things down by slowly moving to a throw in or a free kick. Then manipulate the pace of the game again by taking your position before the opponents arrive.

Game-breakers - timing: Each side has one or more players who are more likely to make the essential breaks to score goals or set up the goals. As such, during soccer training, work on plays that result into defense getting confused and then introduce the game breakers.

What it translates into is that teams will prepare themselves to stop the best players, but will ultimately find it more difficult to get back once they have been forced out of position.

Patience: Almost all winning teams are habitually patient teams. They must consider their plan the best and execute it to the best of their abilities. They know that every move will not break through, but constant attacks will eventually wear down the opposition and create the opportunities to score.

The major players in the team must know this and stick to the plan till a unanimous decision is taken to change it.

The referee: no matter how good or bad, soccer referees play an important role in deciding the pace of the game. To maintain the winning streak, it is critical to change direction and compromise. It means learning such soccer skills and following the way in which the referee wishes the game to be played.

All efforts notwithstanding, it doesn’t help at all to enter into argument or disagreeing with the referee.

As you get to know this, fit in these tips into your soccer coaching sessions to stay in charge of your players' minds as well as their physical skills. For more such tips, subscribe to our youth coaching community that has loads of information in form or videos, newsletters, and articles to help you enhance your knowledge.

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