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SOCCER & YOUNGER PLAYERS
 

INTRODUCTION
Football is important in childhood but children must above all enjoy playing the game...

THE ROLE OF THE COACH
There are a few major points that coaches must respect when dealing with children...

GROWTH DEVELOPMENT
All training undertaken must take account the player's natural physical development...

TACTICS
For a description of specific tactical training click here...

TECHNIQUE
For a description of specific playing techniques click here...

FITNESS/NUTRITION/INJURIES
For a description of specific fitness training, nutrition & injuries click here...

SPECIAL GUEST ARTICLE 1 - THE "HORST WEIN" APPROACH
Read about the child development methods of the World-renowned expert Horst Wein..

SPECIAL GUEST ARTICLE 2 - BY HORST WEIN - CHILDREN & SMALL SIDED GAMES
A look at the use of small sided games in the development of children...

SPECIAL GUEST ARTICLE 3 - BY HORST WEIN - MEETING CHILDRENS NEEDS IN SOCCER
Why children need to play soccer and meeting their needs...

SPECIAL GUEST ARTICLE 4 - PRO YOUTH SOCCER WITH JIMMY PETRUZZI
Read Jimmy Petruzzi's (ex-pro & founder of the Jimmy Petruzzi Academy) thoughts on professional youth soccer

SPECIAL GUEST ARTICLE 5- PRO YOUTH SOCCER WITH JOHN BILTON
Read John Biltons' (Rotherham FC & Ex Leeds Utd) thoughts on professional youth soccer