Is There Too Much Emphasis on Keeping Possession in the Modern Game?

Is There Too Much Emphasis on Keeping Possession in the Modern Game?

Does having more of the ball matter in the modern game? A rather simplistic explanation of the benefits of possession is that it automatically prevents the opposition from scoring. However, there is always the danger of sides sitting deep, and the game becoming a deeply uninteresting spectacle for the neutrals.

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Managing Your Soccer Club: The 3 Most Important Responsibilities

Managing Your Soccer Club: The 3 Most Important Responsibilities

The scope of a club manager’s tasks, broad as it may seem, can be divided into three distinct categories: communication, coordination, and management. Some of these responsibilities will overlap with one another over the course of a session or full-length season; however, they all have their specific role to play in ensuring that your soccer club or association runs smoothly. Take the stress out of running the club this year and use some of these guidelines to optimize your soccer management strategy.

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The Importance of Sleep for Optimal Performance

The Importance of Sleep for Optimal Performance

The ability to scan the field of play, process information quickly and make good decisions are essential attributes for top players. A lack of sleep can severely limit this ability and impair the pace of development.  Significant performance gains can be achieved by young players by ensuring they have adequate sleep.

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Why Manchester United need a completely fresh start at Old Trafford

Why Manchester United need a completely fresh start at Old Trafford

Things at Old Trafford have not gone well in recent months. And now, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, it seems United are about to embark on a fresh new chapter. But is simply changing the manager the answer to their problems? We look at three key factors that need addressing as United bids to return to the pinnacle of English - and European - football once again.

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Sugar Cravings – Why We Crave Sweets and How to Stop It

Sugar Cravings – Why We Crave Sweets and How to Stop It

In the world of health and wellness, sugar cravings are one of the most subtle and challenging. Generally speaking, people get sugar cravings, act on it, and feel some guilt afterwards, only to repeat the whole cycle all over again. Sugar cravings have a way of getting to people at just the right time of the day, and while some people can make quick changes and overcome them, others need a bit more help. Listed here is a detailed guide on what sugar cravings are, why you could be craving sugar, and how to potentially fix the issue with simple tips.

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How Can Soccer Players Keep Their Teeth In Tip-Top Condition?

How Can Soccer Players Keep Their Teeth In Tip-Top Condition?

Professional soccer players are failing to take adequate care of their teeth, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study found that many players have problems like dental erosion, cavities, and dental pain - which in turn affects their ability to play. Even if you're still a child or teen playing at a local level, it is important to take note of the study, since the same issues could affect you.

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The Soccer Player's Journey

The Soccer Player's Journey

As players mature and become more sophisticated their technical and physical capabilities, along with their personality and game understanding, will change. Youth soccer clubs needs to be aware of the changes and anticipate the kind of programming which will address the needs of maturing individuals. Coaches should be constantly prepping the players to support the game of soccer so that after their playing career is over the players will still support the game as a coach, administrator, spectator, sponsor or referee.

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How To Improve The Behavior of Misbehaving Players

How To Improve The Behavior of Misbehaving Players

Behavior management goes hand in hand with coaching, and all coaches need to have the right strategies in place to deal with difficult players before they become a more serious issue. This article shares some methods that have been found to be effective when dealing with bad behavior and what to do to help prevent problems occurring in sessions.

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Soccer Mindset Statement

Soccer Mindset Statement

What does an outstanding mindset look like? Feel like? I ask you for the look and feel of your mindset because you can literally see it…and you can literally feel it. You can see focus and you can see distraction. Here are examples of how players can develop their own personal mindset statement.

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Does Jose Mourinho deserve better than what he is getting?

Does Jose Mourinho deserve better than what he is getting?

It seems just a matter of time before Jose Mourinho and Manchester United part ways, with Mourinho's position dangerously close to untenable at Old Trafford. Match days are becoming increasingly harder for Manchester United fans as the football being served up can only be described as dire and one dimensional. All the signs on the field suggest that there are problems off it but has Mourinho been written off too early?

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