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Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke is head coach and editor of Soccer Coach Weekly, providing thousands of subscribers worldwide with drills, insight and advice covering all aspects of coaching.

Sessions by Dave Clarke

Hit the target

Two touch target

in Attacking, Shooting

Use this realistic shooting session to coach your players to receive a ball played to the edge of the penalty area and shoot with their second touch MORE

Ask your players: Why is Aguero so successful?

in Blog, Shooting

One way to give your players something to do in this forced break from sport is to get them to pick a player and tell you in their own words why that player is so great. And see if they can name an instance where the player showed his skills that resulted in a goal. MORE

Meeting your coaching expectations

in Podcast

In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Rick Meana about his coaching education programme that covers philosophy, methodology and how the youth players are educated with fun, a sense of belonging, development and the best way to discipline out of line players: MORE

Coach, I can’t do that!

in Blog

Watching one of the guys who works with the Soccer Coach Weekly team every morning as he parks his car got me thinking about coaching and how opportunity and practice are vital to any set of skills a person has. MORE

Throw for broke

in Set pieces, Small Sided Games

A long throw when teams are in the attacking third of the pitch can be as effective as a corner kick or a free-kick. Use this session to identify a couple of players who can perfect the technique. Set up You need balls, bibs, cones and two goals. Set up an area 30 x 20... MORE

Good behaviour on match day

In praise of parents

in Blog, Team Management

Sometimes I can’t believe the amount of work that goes into running a youth soccer team – you have to admire the way mums and dads go the extra mile to help their children live the dream. MORE

I use Rondos every session

in Email newsletters, Rondos

When I am planning my coaching sessions or thinking about warm ups before a match I always start by planning in a Rondo. It is a great way to get players ready for training or for a match – and they never complain about doing it because they love it. MORE

Futsal: why play it?

in Ball Control and Footwork, Podcast

In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Steve Scott about the benefits of playing Futsal, tactics and techniques used, the individual skills used and the coaching challenges he faces with the USAFF C15 boys national team as he gets the squad ready for the World Cup in Paraguay later this year MORE

Attack-defend-attack

in Attacking, Small Sided Games

Use this session as a way of getting fast breaking teams to tear through a static defence and create lots of goalscoring chances. In this game players are working in groups to beat a defence in a transition type of situation which will happen often in matches. MORE

The fast way to score goals

in Attacking, Email newsletters

Attacking and counter attacking at speed is all about the players on your team being aware of what is happening around them and communicating between themselves so they all move at speed into the right areas at the right time. MORE

Scoring from crosses

in Attacking, Email newsletters

Scoring from crosses is a sure fire way of making sure the ball hits the back of the net – crosses from wingers contribute to more goal chances than anything else in the game, so making sure you include sessions on scoring from crosses in your training schedule is vital to the success of your team. MORE

Control the goal

in Small Sided Games

Teams must be in control of the match by scoring first – then they have to build on that to win the game. This is all about taking control of the game by scoring a goal and then changing direction. MORE


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