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How to Impress your Soccer Coach

How to Impress your Soccer Coach 15 Comments

A beginner's guide to understanding how to impress your soccer coach. Learn what actions will help you lock down a starting spot and which will land you on the bench.
How to Play Midfield in Soccer

How to Play Midfield in Soccer 13 Comments

In many ways, midfielder is the most demanding position in soccer. Read this guide to learn the secrets of playing midfield well.
How to Play Forward in Soccer

How to Play Forward in Soccer 8 Comments

As a forward in soccer, you provide the offense your team needs to win games. Read this guide to learn the secrets of playing forward well in soccer.
Mental Tips for Playing Goalie in Soccer

Mental Tips for Playing Goalie in Soccer 6 Comments

Goalkeeper is one of the most mentally challenging positions in soccer and sports in general. Read this guide for some tips on being successful in goal.
Understanding Stoppage Time in Soccer

Understanding Stoppage Time in Soccer 6 Comments

This guide explains what stoppage time is, how it’s calculated, offers examples of why the referee stops play, and explains why it is important to the game of soccer.
Understanding the Soccer Offside Rule

Understanding the Soccer Offside Rule 5 Comments

This guide explains the intricacies of the soccer offside rule. Illustrations highlight the scenarios that arise in soccer, and whether or not they constitute offside.
Soccer Goalie Drills

Soccer Goalie Drills 5 Comments

Few people have what it takes to play goalie in soccer. Practice these essential drills to take your goalie skills to the next level.
Understanding Soccer Penalty Shootouts

Understanding Soccer Penalty Shootouts 4 Comments

This guide outlines the penalty shootout, and also details the intricacies of choosing your players and mentally preparing them for high-pressure situations.
Understanding Soccer Referee Hand Signals

Understanding Soccer Referee Hand Signals 4 Comments

This guide gives soccer players a basic crash course in the various signals that a referee will use during a match. It covers kicks, throw-ins, faults, and infractions.
Best Techniques for Stealing the Ball in Soccer

Best Techniques for Stealing the Ball in Soccer 4 Comments

In a game that values possession, stealing the ball in soccer can be a great advantage. Mastering the tips in this guide can turn any player into a defensive ball hawk.
Soccer Field Dimensions

Soccer Field Dimensions 3 Comments

The rules of soccer are broken down into 17 “Laws of the Game,” and “The Field of Play” is the very first of these laws. Soccer is a game that can...
How to Pass in Soccer

How to Pass in Soccer 2 Comments

A beginner's guide to the fundamental elements of passing in soccer. This guide covers making the pass, how to receive it, and what to do once you've secured it.
How to Set Up a Defensive Wall in Soccer

How to Set Up a Defensive Wall in Soccer 2 Comments

This guide covers all aspects of setting up a defensive wall in soccer. The purpose of the wall, the importance of communication, and strategy are addressed.
How to Get Your Children Involved in Soccer

How to Get Your Children Involved in Soccer 2 Comments

Parents can have a huge impact on their child's enjoyment of soccer. Read this guide to learn how you can encourage your child to get involved in the game.
Soccer Rules & Regulations

Soccer Rules & Regulations 2 Comments

This guide covers the 17 rules of soccer. The laws of the game were created and are upheld by FIFA, soccer's governing body.
Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer

Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer 2 Comments

This guide covers the basic need-to-know info for a coach who is new to youth soccer. It delves into coaching philosophy, parental politics, and establishing fair play.
How to Get Faster in Soccer

How to Get Faster in Soccer 2 Comments

Speed is a devastating weapon on the soccer field. Read this guide to learn valuable tips that will help you get faster in soccer.
How to Play Defender in Soccer

How to Play Defender in Soccer 2 Comments

Playing defender in soccer requires a combination of intensity and knowledge. This guide reveals the secrets of becoming an expert on the backline.
How to Improve Your Tackle in Soccer

How to Improve Your Tackle in Soccer 2 Comments

Tough tackling in soccer can turn an average defender into a great one. This guide explores the basics of how to tackle in soccer.
How to Play Goalie in Soccer

How to Play Goalie in Soccer 1 Comment

A beginner's guide to the fundamentals of goalkeeping. This guide covers catching the ball, footwork, positioning, punting, and organization of the defense.
How to Defend a Penalty Kick in Soccer

How to Defend a Penalty Kick in Soccer 1 Comment

This guide covers the unenviable task of defending penalty kicks. Mental preparation, reading the attacker, and keeper form are addressed within.
Soccer Do's & Don'ts

Soccer Do's & Don'ts 1 Comment

A few important bits of soccer wisdom can help make your experience on the field fun and exciting. Read this guide to learn the do's and don'ts of the game.
How to Take a Corner Kick in Soccer

How to Take a Corner Kick in Soccer 1 Comment

This guide explains all aspects of corner kicks in soccer. Different types of corner kicks, offensive strategies, and heading the ball are all covered.
How to Defend in Soccer

How to Defend in Soccer 1 Comment

A beginner's guide to the fundamentals of defending in soccer. This guide covers everything from the difference between man and zone marking to how to slide tackle.
Effective Soccer Warm-up Drills

Effective Soccer Warm-up Drills 1 Comment

Warm-up drills are an important part of getting ready to play a soccer game. This guide examines some useful ways to get players warmed up.
How to Trap the Ball in Soccer

How to Trap the Ball in Soccer 1 Comment

Trapping is one of the most under-appreciated skills in soccer. This guide explains how to effectively trap the ball, and identifies several key benefits.
How to Volley the Ball in Soccer

How to Volley the Ball in Soccer 1 Comment

Volleys are a great way to clear, pass and shoot in soccer. Read this guide to learn some tips that will make volleying easier and more effective.
How to Have Fun in Soccer Practice

How to Have Fun in Soccer Practice

A common trait among all good soccer teams is that practice is fun. Read this guide to learn the secrets to keeping soccer practice fun for everyone.
The Importance of Rest in Soccer

The Importance of Rest in Soccer

Soccer conditioning can only help when it's accompanied by good rest. This guide explains why rest is crucial to a soccer player's development and training.
How to Make Your Youth Soccer Season Great

How to Make Your Youth Soccer Season Great

The tips in this guide can help make any youth soccer season a memorable one, and encourage your child to be a soccer player for life.
How to Take a Dive in Soccer

How to Take a Dive in Soccer

It's a poorly-kept secret that taking a dive in soccer can help your team win games. Read this guide to learn how to dive properly in soccer.
How to Develop Moves in Soccer

How to Develop Moves in Soccer

Developing your own soccer moves can be challenging and time-consuming. Read this guide to learn how to master both learning new moves and the moves themselves.
How to Communicate on the Soccer Field

How to Communicate on the Soccer Field

Effective communication on the soccer field is one of the keys to becoming a great team. This guide features some tips for communicating well during a soccer game.
How to Coach Your Children in Soccer

How to Coach Your Children in Soccer

Coaching your child in soccer can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a parent's life. Read this guide to learn the do's and don'ts of coaching your child.
How to Finish in Soccer

How to Finish in Soccer

Great offensive soccer is nothing without being able to finish. Read this guide to learn the secrets of finishing an offensive attack with a goal.
Running Effective Set Pieces in Soccer

Running Effective Set Pieces in Soccer

Set pieces are an important part of offensive soccer. Read this guide to learn about making the most of the scoring chances offered by set pieces.
How to Shoot in Soccer

How to Shoot in Soccer

A beginner's guide to the fundamentals of shooting in soccer. This guide covers everything from how to strike the ball to celebrating your goal after you score.
Cardio Training for Soccer

Cardio Training for Soccer

Cardio training is crucial to a soccer player's fitness and success. Read these tips to develop the cardio training program that will help you perform on the field.
Soccer Fouls Explained

Soccer Fouls Explained

Understanding the rules of the game is essential for beginning soccer players. Read this guide for a complete explanation of the most common soccer fouls.
Fundraising Ideas for Youth Soccer Teams

Fundraising Ideas for Youth Soccer Teams

This guide covers the various aspects of fundraising for a youth soccer team, and also provides a list of potential ideas for raising money.
Common Offensive Soccer Formations

Common Offensive Soccer Formations

Knowing what formation to use in soccer helps prepare a team for success. Read this guide to learn about several prevalently-used offensive soccer formations.
Common Defensive Soccer Formations

Common Defensive Soccer Formations

Playing tough defense in soccer requires more than just talented defenders. Read on to learn about several defensive formations that will help your team protect the net.
How to Develop Your Off-foot in Soccer

How to Develop Your Off-foot in Soccer

The best soccer players in turn their off-foot from a weakness into a weapon. Read this guide to learn the secrets of turning your secondary foot into a primary asset.
How to Buy Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves

How to Buy Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves

This guide covers buying a pair of goalkeeper gloves. Level of play, features, cost, brand, field conditions, durability, sizing and comfort are all covered.
How to Slide Tackle in Soccer

How to Slide Tackle in Soccer

This guide covers the proper form of slide tackles in soccer. Issues addresses include: Tackle form, when to tackle, and the physical dangers inherent in tackling.
Roles for Parents in Youth Soccer

Roles for Parents in Youth Soccer

This guide covers the roles that need to be filled by parents on a youth soccer team. Every aspect is addressed from coaching and refereeing to travel and fundraising.
How to Take a Penalty Kick in Soccer

How to Take a Penalty Kick in Soccer

This guide covers the fundamental aspects of how to take a penalty kick. Mental preparation, shot form, infractions, and reading the goalkeeper are addressed within.
How to Dribble in Soccer

How to Dribble in Soccer

Dribbling is one of the fundamental skills of soccer. This guide will help you master the basic tactical elements required to maintain posession.
Soccer Goal Celebrations

Soccer Goal Celebrations

This guide provides an assortment of creative goal celebrations to use after you score a goal. It also adresses the dangers of excessive celebrations.
Soccer Equipment

Soccer Equipment

This guide covers the basic pieces of equipment you will need to get started playing soccer. Cleats, shin guards, socks, shorts, jerseys, and goalie gloves are covered.
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