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 Soccer Practice Games: Who Else Want To Play 
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Soccer Practice Games: Who Else Want To Play
by: Andre Botelho

Lets not shy away from the fact that most of the coaches are not aware of how important is it to include soccer practice games in training. The players become more curious about the soccer training sessions because of these practice games and there’s good amount of research to support this fact. In fact these are more helpful in honing the player’s soccer skills.

So, here are a few reasons on why you should incorporate more and more soccer games in your sessions.

Games are much more fun: Games allow the kids to have fun and enjoy their practice sessions. The players are always eager and interested in the sessions and the attendance is also healthy. But you must also keep in mind that the purpose of these games is to develop the kid’s soccer talent else they are useless.

Games that are fun but do not teach kids the soccer essentials bear no place in your training sessions.

Variety: There is virtually unlimited number of games that you can employ. What’s more? You get to devise sessions based on flexible timings, kid’s availability and their individual skills, and strength. So games are an enormous tool in your hands when it comes to developing interesting training sessions.

More productivity: You will get to see excellent results in fairly lesser time by employing games in place of soccer drills. Your players will be less fatigued but better exercised. Also, games introduce a sense of team spirit and camaraderie among players. This was kids recognize the ideals and moral principles that each player must learn and follow.

Make the players learn from themselves: Soccer practice games are great for self learning. Players learn a great deal on their own. As an example, kids learn to play under extreme situations or find ways to manage tough opponents.

Also, games that create a real match-like situation help the players appreciate the real thing. Especially the younger players should be encouraged to develop these qualities.

Simple setup: It only requires a simple setup to allow the players enjoy these soccer exercises. Often, basic infrastructure such as medical aid, water, and refreshments is all you need. Although, some games do requires cones to depict boundaries.

Also, large fields are not a prerequisite for playing these games. When it rains or the weather is otherwise not conducive for outdoor sessions, you can always shift indoors.

Make you an innovative coach: When you design new games for the kids every week, the kids get to know your talent. They trust your methods which will help them in learning soccer better and faster. You also gain a lot of knowledge as developing new games requires a lot of resourcefulness.

So move forward and make the kids play a lot of soccer practice games. You will be pleasantly astonished by the results of it. For more such knowledge on kid’s soccer as well as soccer games, become a part of our youth soccer coaching community which has articles, videos, newsletters etc for youth coaches.

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