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Heading Against The Wall

A two minute explanation of proper technique followed by 15 minutes of practice on his own was all that was necessary to introduce my son to the concept of heading. While reaching his Day 1 goal of 5 headers against the wall, I saw his confidence grow in a very short period of time.

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Can’t Pass Can’t Play Blog Announcement

SoccerSpecific is joining forces with Can’t Pass, Can’t Play to host the Can’t Pass, Can’t Play blog by Erik Imler, Retired Professional Player, NCAA Champion (1989, 1991, 1992), and 1992 U.S. Olympic Team Member (Barcelona, Spain). Read the full announcement!

Podcast

Junior Gonzalez

Listen to our new Just Kickin’ it podcast with Junior Gonzalez, the new Head Coach of Rio Grande Valley FC of the USL, Houston Dynamo’s 2nd team.

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Mario Sanchez

Just Kickin’ it podcast with Mario Sanchez, Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Southern Illinois at Edwardsville.

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Rene Meulensteen and Erwin Van Elst

Just Kickin’ it podcast featuring Rene Meulensteen and Erwin Van Elst!

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Mike Muñoz

Just Kickin’ it podcast featuring Mike Muñoz!

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Purist Or Pragmatist?

Which coach are you?

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Marc Nicholls

Just Kickin’ it podcast featuring Marc Nicholls, Academy Technical Director of the Seattle Sounders.

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Jed Davies

Just Kickin’ it podcast with Jed Davies, author of “Coaching the Tiki-Taka Style of Play” and “The Philosophy of Football: In The Shadows of Marcelo Bielsa”.

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Tactical Inflexibility

“Does your team have the ability to shift their tactical approach based on the game they are playing? Or does your team try impose the style they adopt from the opening kick of the ball until the final whistle?

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Sweeper Keeper

“Why does it seem that most coaches are so hesitant to develop the GK position? Why is that I rarely hear another coach talk to his GK during the flow of play?”

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Recycle

The past few weeks has been a joy to watch more and more players react positively to the call, “RECYCLE.” The ball is moving backwards to a supporting player in order to retain possession and provide time for the player on the ball to make better decisions.