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Make more use of your back garden

The back garden is a great place to practice a lot of the skills you are going to teach your players.

When the rest of the family are out, I get my boots on and work out new drills and exercises to help coach my teams. I also like to tell my players that the back garden is great for them to practice on their own.

My sons both like going in the garden to practice individual skills and techniques that they can use the next week in matches. I tell them how to do Brazilian style skills but they see so much of it in the English Premiership its best just to let them get on with it.

I’ll worry about the lawn when the boys have left home – as a coach you should be out in your back garden trying the drills and exercises you read about in Better Soccer Coaching. It’s much easier if you can show your players how they work rather than trying to explain it.

You can also tell them to get in the garden themselves just like this boy in the video:

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