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Players who try something different
September 7, 2009, 1:30 pm
Filed under: Dave Clarke, Soccer Coaching, Soccer Skills | Tags: , , , ,

dc1Coaching the U9s last week one player stood out. Small but stocky he was constantly trying something different with his corners, free-kicks and dribbling skills.

Maybe he’d been watching Billy Wingrove and his ball skills, because something had inspired him to try flicks and tricks. At this age the opposition players find it hard not to stand and admire or have a joke when it goes wrong, but it is something you should encourage if your players try it at the right times.

The right times being in the opposition half of the pitch, not in your own penalty area! He tried to play a one-two with the corner flag, which with the new spiked flags could actually work – although on this occasion it didn’t much to the annoyance of his team mates.

It reminded me of some of the skills videos I have seen especially this one where the player does play a one-two with the corner flag. Check some of these out on my blog.


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