Adapting soccer training to age

Research advises against using certain training techniques in junior soccer, and instead, suggests a training method using so-called small-sided games (or long ones, depending on the dimensions and number of players) is very widespread in different sports. Small-sided games or ‘game-based training’ are sports competitions or game-based training generally played by a smaller number of players and on smaller pitches (compared with 11-a-side soccer) in which all the internal logic components of the game are kept in a way that is adaptable and motivating for the players. —> Read More

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