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Was homework ever this fun?
April 19, 2009, 9:05 pm
Filed under: Dave Clarke, Soccer Skills | Tags: , ,

dc1When I’m coaching my youth teams I’m constantly telling them to practice at home. Get in the back garden with their brothers and sisters and play soccer, show off, get the skills that they need to be the best player in the next match that they play.

It was with a slight smile that I saw this video of young players in Brazil doing what can only be described as rather sensational “homework”.

But yours and my players don’t need to be this good. Simple kicking the ball against a wall and trying to use both feet would be excellent for starters. Keepy uppies in the back garden with just themselves and a ball would be brilliant.

Then again I can’t help looking back at this video and what everyone would think if my team was doing this like the boys from Brazil…

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Coach Clarke,
Nowadays I am a professional player from Brazil and your post reminded me when I had to do my “homework”. I am looking some applcations because I want to play in the U.S for awhile. Most of us Brazilians born with the skills, and most of you americans guys born with the power and the condition.
Good luck and hope your kids do the homework…

Comment by Roberto

Coach Clarke,
Just found BetterSoccerCoaching.com the other day and just started getting the newsletter. I am going to send a link to this blog post to all the players on my team, all the coaches in our club and post a link to it on our club website.

Looking forward to the next newsletter.

Comment by Rod

HELP! I can never get the video clips to even show up much less play; I do not even see a help link/download etc.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Patrick Birk
Girls Soccer
Burkburnett HS, TX, USA

Comment by patrick birk




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