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Young players keep it simple in Brazil – ball control

I was interested to see how other countries coached young players in the art of ball control so I’ve been watching videos from around the world.

To me ball control is one of the keys to a successful team. You can keep it simple, letting your players simply run around a square using both feet to get them familiar with the ball.

One of the most interesting videos was one from a Brazilian soccer school. The players were doing very simple exercises, keeping the ball close to both feet. It confirmed to me that this is the way to give players the ability to control a ball and run with it during matches.

I’ve already written about keeping coaching simple, and with young players giving them a ball to run with and kick with both feet is an ideal way of giving them one of the first skills they need before they start using more complicated skills.

Take a look for yourselves:

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MANY COACHES DON’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO SEE THINGS FROM A CHILD PROSPECT, A YOUNG KID OR YOUNG TEEN, QUITE OFTEN HAVE TOO MANY LITTLE DEVILS DISTRACTING THEM FROM THE TASK AT HAND,AND IF THE COACH LACK THE ABILITY TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE AND FUN, THE MAJORITY WILL LOOSE INTEREST OR BE UNDER PERFORMERS,I HAVE REFUSED MANY REQUEST TO TAKE ON A COACHING POSITION DUE TO FACTS SUCH AS ORGANIZATIONS SIGNING ANYONE FOR THE GAME AS LONG AS THE PAY THEIR $$$ FEES AND THE DEMAND TO WIN WIN WIN, YOU CAN TEACH THIS GAME TO ANYONE, TO MAKE THINGS VERY SIMPLE KIDS MUST AT LEAST KNOW HOW TO KICK A BALL AND RUN, AND THE SO CALL REP. ORGANIZATIONS AFTER A PERIOD OF TRY OUTS ARE SIGNING KIDS THAT SHOULD BE THERE, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY LEARNING/TEACHING IS NOT TOPS ON THE AGENDA, WIN WIN WIN IS WHAT GIVES YOU THE CREDITS.

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