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How to bring players out of their shell?

Heya guys, I am a new coach, for my local town, we are a new side, in a really tough league, the other managers of the teams, think it is silly, we have made a team for that league, I was told on a match day, that we would not even win one game, or even get a point all year, because the teams are so strong, we have 4 points on the boared at the mo, and are slowly getting there, I was Just wondering, how to bring players out of there shell, and try to increase goal percent -). Josh

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Working forwards and defenders at the same time?

We have a group of 10 year olds (10 of them) and wanted to make our scrimmage more effective by working forwards and defenders at the same time.My thought was to have 2 teams%3A team 1/forwards%3A score on goal and team 2/defenders that get a point for regaining the ball.Any better ideas?

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How to stop playing panic soccer

Newer program, my kids for the majority play panic soccer, and just send the ball downfield. Any advice how to get them into a mindset of building the ball out and maintaining possession?

chris mckinney Coach, United States of America

What is the best pre-game warm...

What is the best warm up routine for U9 boys before a game? Thanks Coach Heath

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Fun group session plan ideas f...

Hi has anyone got a good fun football session for a large group of 30 kids. Mixed gender and mixed abilities. Session for about 45 minutes including a warm-up, skill, an finishing with games.

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How to stop playing panic socc...

Newer program, my kids for the majority play panic soccer, and just send the ball downfield. Any advice how to get them into a mindset of building the ball out and maintaining possession?

chris mckinney Coach, United States of America

Improving an U19 Team going in...

Hi guys, I have an under 19 team that is full of very talented players, but they are lacking in strength. They are very good on the ball but struggle with shooting and 50/50s. What can I do to help them as they will be playing senior football next season?

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Teaching a player a different ...

Hi I am a novice coach but have an excellent left midfielder who needs to learn another position- any suggestions on which position and how I go about it? Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Marieke Zieleman Coach, New Zealand

Where is the clipboard button ...

Where is the clipboard button to post a drill or exercise?

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How to get players to talk to ...

How would you encourage your players to start talking to each other during game? This lack of communication at times is a hinderance to their overall play

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Warm up exercises for u10s? | ...

Does anyone have any good warm up exercises to do with u10 teams that involve a ball?

Scott Coach, England

Progression on shooting drill ...

Can I add a defender for some added pressure

Rohan Coach, Saint Lucia

U10 boys - How to build confid...

hi i coach a under 10's boys team.i am looking for help.unfortently we are not the best team around!all my player,s have not been playing long so we are a long way behind other teams we play i am trying to build conferdence on the ball at present they just wak it aways give up the balli am new to coaching and was wondering am i doing the right thing or should i be doing something else with them.

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How often do you repeat a sess...

Over the last 12 months i have been trying to make sure that no 2 sessions are the same. We train twice a week and sometimes it takes a while to understand a drill or objective so this led me to thinking would it be better to have a core amount of sessions and repeat over the season ?IF we train 50 sessions per year would it be better to have e.g 10 sessions that we rotate around so that when it comes round again the kids already have an understanding rather than create something new every time ?If i went this way and then further split this to 5 areas to focus on with 2 sessions for each focus i.e keeping possession would this be better than trying to create something new for every single session ? Obviously things would evolve so a session would maybe have something added but to have an amount of core session plans that rotate around over a period of time, is this the more effective way to develop ?

kris stenson Coach, England

Team thrashed every week - whe...

Team keep getting thrashed every week - where to start? Having been the sole coach/manager of a little league team for the past two years, this year I lost all my senior players. I was therefore presented with 10 brand new lads, some of whom have never played competitive football. We are 8 games in and my lads are getting thrashed every week. The main problems are that they cannot get the ball out of their half, positions are usually a mess, finishing and chance creation are non-existent, and they don't apply any pressure or are unable to tackle. The main problems are keeping the ball as a team, getting it in the opponents half and staying there, and creating/finishing chances. I only have 1 and a half hours a week with them. I don't really know what to do, and I'm a little desperate. Does anybody have any advice? Thanks for literally anything.

Coach, England

How can I improve defensive sh...

With my U16 team, I often like to use high presses throughout matches and have scored a number of goals as a result. The problem is, often the triggers are only recognised by a few of the players, leading to a failed press. Obviously I will have to work with them on recognising press triggers, however how can I help improve the overall team shape after a press has failed? For example, say 3 players; a left midfielder, centre midfielder and centre forward in a 4-3-3 have attempted a press in the opposition's right back position. The press has failed and now the team is 3 players short and facing a counter attack.

Ben Lowry Coach, England

How to teach players the corre...

How do I teach players about positioning in a 7 a side game

Scott Coach, England

What is a good way of discipli...

What is a good way of disciplining Under 6's. The characteristics of a 6 yr old means they are excitable, enthuiastic etc which is good, but i have a couple of boys that can be extremely disruptive. I have sat them all down at the end of a session and laid down some rules, but the same couple of boys break these rules week after week. How do i discipline without causing them not to want to attend the fun session?

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how can we teach kicking with ...

Does anyone have any drills or ideas how i can get a few of the girls in the team to use their sweet spot to kick...I have had a couple of bruised toes and they are now scared to kick using their laces. This will help clear the area.

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Kids are very slow and lack re...

Hello all! My kids aged 9 and 7 are very slow when compared to their peers of the same age. They don't seem to fight for the ball and get and watch others play their game. They seem to lack the urgency (heart) needed for the game. (They LOVE football). How can make them move around and react faster. Any help you are able to provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks O

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