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 Soccer Practice Games: Secrets Revealed 
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Soccer Practice Games: Secrets Revealed
by: Andre Botelho

Has it ever occurred to you as to how many different kinds of benefits soccer practice games offer? In addition to hundreds of opportunities to touch the ball, the players have adequate room to try out other maneuvers.

The arrangement of a 4v4 small-sided game in soccer training is not very big but works best for both the players as well as the coach. It’s easy for the coach to keep an eye on all the players as they are just 4 in number. The players get ample time to play with the ball. Besides, it lets the players practice the method of distribution, collecting the ball, looking up and taking decisions fast.

It’s the coach who is required to be present at the playing ground and promote the kids to make use of the process. At first it may be a little difficult for the kids to get used to it. For instance, the players my feel tempted to adopt the kick and run style. It’s just fine. Still it’s your duty to make the kids learn the different methods that can be made use of to carry out the distribution process.

If required, make use of diagram to teach the process to the players to begin with. Next a demonstration of the same is also required. With the passage of time, the players will start liking it and adapt to it. After they begin utilizing the process, they’ll try to make the best use of the available space when they have the ball.

As a result of it, the team’s game gets a sort of constitution. This also ultimately leads to the players being able to work on their skills as well as control the rate at which the game progresses. You must bear in mind that the process of distribution is only for the players who are slightly advanced in their training.

The beginners should not undertake this in soccer practice games. Their soccer drills should be such that they play for enjoyment than to follow rules. They should not be bothered about techniques but just enjoy the game.

Along with teaching the players the process of distribution, you should also teach them the need to balance the ball. The player who has the ball must keep looking up and also take a decision on where to pass the ball.

The coach must teach the players to create space around the player with the ball so that he has ample room to move the ball around. A 4v4 game is ideal to teach such tactics.

Another duty of the coach is to teach the players different positions such as forward, defender, right flank, left flank. The kids should know what these positions mean and the coach must endeavor to call these positions by name during the practice.

You must be tolerant while the kids learn these soccer exercises. The kids may take a little time in getting used to these things. So move forward and use these soccer practice games to help the kids inculcate new skills. To gain more information on a 4v4 game, enroll for our youth soccer coaching community that has several useful resources on youth soccer.

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