Soccer Strategy Breakdown Series: Part 3

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Soccer Gameplay Decisions Learning how to identify a gameplay opportunity isn’t easy and abilities vary widely among young players. Key decisions that players must make include estimating the distance to the goal, knowing when to pass to another teammate, and learning when to kick the ball toward the goal to score. It’s common for young…

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Fueling Success: Nutrition Tips for Young Soccer Athletes

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Like any other athletes, young soccer players rely on the right fuel to physically perform at their best. Healthy nutrition and hydration play a key role in the development and success of soccer and other aspiring sports stars. To ensure kids put their best cleats forward, let’s explore some essential nutrition tips designed specifically for…

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Soccer Strategy Breakdown Series: Part 2 — Defense Formations

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In youth soccer, strategy, careful planning, and teamwork are all important parts of mastering this exciting, competitive, beautiful game. Helping young players learn about effective defensive formations and strategies can make a big difference in their performance on the field. Read on to learn about some of the winning youth soccer defensive formations that can…

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Youth Soccer Safety: Injury Prevention and First Aid Tips

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Injury Prevention and First Aid Tips As youth soccer is an action-packed, competitive sport, coaches and parents should have basic first-aid knowledge and the ability to tend to an injured player until medical professionals can take over. The right injury prevention strategies encourage youth soccer safety to help them learn, have fun, and gain confidence.…

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Youth Soccer Series: A Parent’s Guide to Core Positions and Rules – Part 2

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Basic Rules of Soccer Part 2 Coaches are soccer players’ main source of knowledge when it comes to playing the game, especially when it comes to following age-appropriate youth soccer rules. Because many coaches may have their children on their teams, players’ families should understand the basic rules of soccer and the positions. Families cheer…

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The Art of Soccer Parenting – Supporting Your Child’s Journey

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Supporting Your Child’s Soccer Journey PART 1 OF 3 More than 2.1 million children from age 6 to 12 played youth soccer in the U.S. as of 2021, which was a 19.5% increase from 2020. These numbers make it increasingly important for soccer parents to support their kids – and their teammates, opponents, and coaching…

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