Teaching 1 v 1 Defending in the Bullpit

Teaching 1 v 1 Defending in the Bullpit

I like the Bullpit setup when working on individual and small group defending with a smaller squad of players. To do it with a whole team would mean too much standing around so there should not be more than 2-4 players at every goal.

It is an effective teaching environment because the coach can see all of the players and they can see what and why you are correcting an aspect of defending.

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Driving a Soccer Ball Key Coaching Points and Drills

Driving a Soccer Ball Key Coaching Points and Drills

By “Driving” the ball we are referring to striking a ball over long distance “On a Rope” – dead straight with no side spin. This needs to be addressed when the player is at the technical developmental age …say 8 – 12 years of age. Obviously the longer and stronger the legs, normally, the further the player shall be able to drive it.

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