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Children misbehaving in traini...

Hello, I am currently coaching an u9's boys team and a majority of them are well behaved and want to play football, but the odd 1or2 tend to mess around at training which distracts the others. I have sat them out in training and spoken to the parents but still this goes on. Do I decide to kick them out of the team altogether or does anyone know the miracle cure to stop this happening?

duane Coach, England

hello ive got a under 10s team im trying to make them?

hello ive got a under 10s team im trying to make them pass and move and get the player who has the ball support we are playing seven a side at the moment i play 3-2-1

gavin prince Coach, England

Disciplining for misbehaviour during practice?

Disciplining for misbehaviour? 8-11 year olds, they dont really get bored because i know that sometimes that can be the cause. How or what can i apply a bit of strictness into the team.

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U12s use both feet in training but on match days only use stronger foot?

I coach an under 12s team and although in training we do lots of passing and shooting drills, using both feet, when it comes to a game situation (in training or on Sunday) they all go back to only kicking using their stronger foot.

Ian Marsh Coach, England

how do you control an under 16's?

ive just taken over an under 16's side and the manager before was a 19 year old and let them get away with murder, ive tried throwing down ground rules, ive even shouted at them but it just doesnt work, the problem i am also 19 so they think because the last manager was a push over i will be the same, how do i control the team and stop the strops, attitude and negativity?

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ball control skills

how can i improve my ball control skills?

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Team thrashed every week - where to start?

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 do i get my u14 team to compete for the ball?

During a match, my team seem to stand back and let the other team take control. Is there anyway I can get them to be first to the ball and compete to win?

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Where to start training my two U12 groups?

I am coaching two U12 boys groups. They have minimal training in the past, I have worked on dribbling and passing. Just starting 1 v 1s. I am training now in a gym, was wondering if any one had any drills that would work with approx. 15 kids?

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UK Level 2 SSG Ariel Control

I have been tasked with doing a SSG called Ariel Control. What is this and do you have anything to cover this. Or as someone had this before and can you help..?

Andre Coach, England

U8 Team chaos - help needed?

Hi I manage and coach two current u8 boys teams and as you can imagine training sessions with 16 boys can be slightly chaotic at times, I need some fresh ideas which will help me maintain control but that the boys can all participate in and enjoy please?Faye

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Improving speed and normal aggression

I have u13 players that play slightly slower and less aggressive than expected. They can control the ball fine but they lack speed and normal soccer aggression during games. How can I help improve speed and aggression? Are there drills that are geared towards these two areas that need improvement? Thanks,

Kasompe Coach, United States of America

How do I learn to do tricks and play like Messi?

I want to know how to go around a person cross them and shoot I want to learn the control dirribling and more but I just can't can you help me

Adamnelvin Coach, United States of America

training alone

how can i practice my crossing, passing, dribbling and shooting as a winger

cooper Coach, Australia

gymnast with amputated arm

Bar routine for gymnast with amputated arm

Mandi Smith Coach, United Kingdom

How do I coach aerial control ...

Small sided game, Ariel control session

carl haynes Coach, Wales

How to control a high ball wit...

I play in the midfield for my football team, and it seems like whenever (training or a game) a high ball, from say a goal kick or clearance or chip, comes to me, I struggle to control it. It always bounces away. I have done endless passing, receiving, juggling, you name it drills, but what I really need are specific drills that help me control (feet, chest, etc) a ball that is coming to me with power and height. Any ideas?

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Basic drills for passing and c...

im taking a coaching session and cant seem to come up with any decent basic drills for passing and controlling could anyone give me an idea

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How do I teach ariel control. ...

How do I teach ariel control.

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Drills for 4 and 5 year olds |...

Hi all, I've just started coaching a soccer team of 4 and 5 year olds and would like to discuss with my fellow coaches any drills which you have found to be safe, fun and valuable to the younger age group. I have my level 1 course under my belt and have difficulty in applying what I've learnt to the small kids. They get bored very quickly and are only interested in playing a match at the end of the session. They have no interest in passing the ball or shooting at goal whilst doing drills. Running with the ball is no problem as they are keeping active and all have a ball at their feet. As soon as they line up or have to share a ball, there are problems. I have a variety of drills which I run through with them, traffic lights, robin hood, alamo, sharks and fishes to name a few with variations of each but I crave more as everywhere I search caters for U6 upwards. I coach an U8 side midweek and have no problem with these lads as they are that bit older and have a greater level of concentration. (not by much mind). So I'm asking for advice from anyone who has coached 4 and 5 YOs and would like to know what has worked for you. PM replies welcome.  Marc

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