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Tips and advice

Most problems you’ve had with your coaching will be covered in our coaching tips and advice section. From what lessons you can learn from losing on match days to the nitty gritty of dealing with probelm parents, getting a sponsor for your team and things to do at the start or finish of the season.

Mind your language!

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Young players can take instructions like 'make the pitch big' and 'check your shoulders' very literally - so take a different approach, says HANNAH DUNCAN MORE

Making a connection

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Canada-based youth coach WAYNE CLEVERLY explains to STEPH FAIRBAIRN why the tying of shoelaces can be the way into your players' inner monologues MORE

Performance and well being

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At the United Soccer Coaches Digital Convention yesterday I was in the presentation by Dan Abrahams on performance of your team with well being in mind. He explored three environmental approaches and combines them to help you establish a healthy and safe coaching environment for players of all ages and levels. MORE

Five books to give you a New Year buzz

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I always use this time to catch up on reading the books I have collected through the season. Some are a good read and some are coaching plans or development advice and one is my own! The thing they have in common is they all have something to offer to any coach during the break and are a great educational way to spend your time. MORE

Learning at home is key to development

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Tom Byer is out to revolutionise the way children play soccer. His approach is to reach out to soccer parents before their youngsters start playing in a team – learning at home is key to creating great players. He spoke to Soccer Coach Weekly about his book Soccer Starts at Home®. MORE

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