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Don’t PASS Up the Opportunity to Win

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Whether you’re practicing or warming up before a game, it is important to recognize the importance of passing drills and the affect they have on your game. As a coach, you may be thinking, “how do I make passing drills fun for my kids?” but don’t worry- we’ve got you covered.

The most important thing to remember when coming up with passing drills is that they are easy to learn. The drills you teach your players should be something they are able to grasp in one demonstration- if not, you are wasting practice time.

Another key to success when implementing passing drills is to make sure they are fun. The more fun a passing drill is, the more effective it’ll be for your player’s teamwork and game.

Training contains a great deal of routine, so make sure you demonstrate routine with the passing drills you promote. This means that although it’s important to introduce new drills, you need to do it with consistency and stability. Practice the drills on a weekly basis or at a cadence that makes sense for your team.

Switching up the way you practice and warm-up helps to keep your players engaged and continuously challenges them. Challenge your team by training them with drills that promote competition and fun at the same time. This makes it interesting and will introduce complexity to their game and the way they react during play.

To learn more about passing drills and to find some examples, visit https://www.jerseywatch.com/blog/simple-youth-soccer-passing-drills/.

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