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Get an in-depth look at the methods, strategies and techniques used by a youth soccer coach working full time with youth soccer players of every age and skill level. This includes training plans, team management and planning ideas, full soccer practices, the latest trends in coaching soccer and soccer training, as well as interviews with other coaches and trainers that are on the cutting edge of soccer development.

Coaching Soccer Weekly: Methods, Trends, Techniques and Tactics from WORLD CLASS COACHING Tom Mura: Soccer Coach, Skills Director, Co-Owner WORLD CLASS COACHING and Blogger

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Get an in-depth look at the methods, strategies and techniques used by a youth soccer coach working full time with youth soccer players of every age and skill level. This includes training plans, team management and planning ideas, full soccer practices, the latest trends in coaching soccer and soccer training, as well as interviews with other coaches and trainers that are on the cutting edge of soccer development.

    #236 Coaching Conversation with Tim Wszalek

    #236 Coaching Conversation with Tim Wszalek

    This week was the start of our tryout process for the 2020-21 season. We started by contacting parents and finding out if they were planning to return to the club and let them know what tryouts would look like this year. Since we decided not to move players down this summer, only up, then they...

    • 35 min
    #235 The Great Debate – Direct Play vs Possession Play

    #235 The Great Debate – Direct Play vs Possession Play

    Last weekend was Memorial Day weekend. This is the first time in years I wasn’t in Chicago. With soccer being on hold I actually forgot that it was coming up. Who looks at a calendar anymore. I had planned for my teams to play in a local tournament and stay home anyway but I always...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #234 Using Play – Practice – Play vs. Progressive Training Method

    #234 Using Play – Practice – Play vs. Progressive Training Method

    The discussion I’ll share this week is pretty long, like last week, so I’ll give you a quick update and then get right into the conversation. I feel that my players are experiencing a lot of, ‘At Home’ training fatigue. It’s only natural since they’ve been stuck at home for two month without a chance...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #233 What Should be Done with VAR?

    #233 What Should be Done with VAR?

    We have a pretty long conversation that I want to share with you about VAR today so I’ll just give you a short recap of my week and skip our usually Q & A. My team meetings followed the same format we’ve been using. We reviewed the players progress on the Techne App and our...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #232 Using Game Design in Training Sessions

    #232 Using Game Design in Training Sessions

    One week is looking a lot like the last these days; lots of Zoom meetings with teams and coaches as well as a constant stream of webinars. I can feel my players starting to get a bit tired of isolated training at home. I’m trying to do everything I can to switch things up and...

    • 59 min
    #231 ‘Soccer in the City’ with Director Michael Holstein

    #231 ‘Soccer in the City’ with Director Michael Holstein

    It’s week six of, ‘Soccer Coaching through Social Distancing’. I don’t have any practices or games to tell you about so I’ll let you know how my team meetings went this week. We continue to use the Techne Futbol app for skill training and Flipgrid.com to complete assignments and share videos. These have been great...

    • 47 min

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