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My U11s players want to swap positions

“Some of my Under 11s want to swap positions just as I had found them the perfect places to play. Should I agree?” Answer In a word, yes! It’s a tricky one, but the long and short is that we’re all in youth coaching because it gives kids enjoyment, plus a sense of contributing towards […]

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9v9 3-4-1

For a midfield-heavy formation that lacks fire-power, counter-attacking is it’s main weapon. For Strong in defence, it uses an interlinking system when repelling attacks. It is also strong in midfield and will not get overrun by other formations on the 9v9 pitch. It has good support via the wide midfielders both in attack and defence. […]

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A Lesson In Playing With A Front Three

Not every team can boast a front three like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez at Barcelona or Gareth Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid – but we can take a lesson or two from how they play. Barcelona have been playing brilliantly – with Suarez making a lot of lateral runs dragging […]

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9v9 Formations

Formations can help teams to play to their strengths – but you need to know which one suits your team. To help you, we look at 3-3-2. This is one of the best formations to coach young players as a good, solid base to defend and attack. PROS: The simplest of all formations for 9v9, 3-3-2 is […]

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