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my under 13's dont attack the ball at corners, we lose?

my under 13's dont attack the ball at corners, we lose a lot of goals because of it.

Probably scared of getting hurt in the challenge, I would suggest starting by pairing them up, have them throw the ball to each other unchallenged, then progress onto one player throwing the ball for two to challenge for, this should breed confidence in heading the ball, then progress onto setting them up as you would want them to defend a corner, when the corner is taken if the defenders do not win the ball then point out to the individual that it was he who should have won the ball, keep repeating this until they win the ball more often than not, repetition is key 

i had the same problem with my team at a similar age, yes do as lee says work on the technique of heading the ball and all the basics. what i found was the proble was that you maybe have 1 or 2 stronger players and the other players expect them to get rid of the ball and are sort of in a negative frame of mind at corners. the way i went about this was by marking zonally at corners and giving players set jobs or areas. weak headers of the ball on the posts and strong headers of the ball across the six yard box and then players situated in the box. Charles Hughes football coaching book shows a good positional guide to zonal marking of corners. Also leave maybe 3 players as attackers on the half way line, fast players who are on their toes, which means they will have to have 4 defending, make the goalkeeper play it early to start a counter attack. hope that helps wozza

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