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5 tips for defending the long ball

in Defending, Email newsletters, Tactics

The long ball over the top of the defence can be difficult to defend against in youth soccer, so I’ve put together five drills and activities to help you coach defending against teams that play long ball tactics… One of the best ways to stop long balls is to get strikers to press high up... MORE

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6 ways to score from close range

in Email newsletters, Shooting

In youth soccer, a high proportion of goals come from close range – so finding space in the area to get a shot away or convert a cross is a vital skill. Scoring from close range is based on instinct but there are key skills, such as picking up a position where defenders can’t see... MORE


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