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Successfully Coaching Today’s Player

0 Submitted by on Wed, 25 November 2015, 18:41
  Ask any coach today what their toughest coaching challenge is and they will most likely not respond with questions about false nines or gegenpressing. Instead they will probably tell you that working with, engaging, and attempting to get the best out of today’s generation is the biggest challenge in the coaching game. Armed with more tactical, training, and sports Continue Reading...
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Multi-Functional Possession Game

0 Submitted by on Fri, 20 November 2015, 05:49
This a possession based game that challenges players technically, tactically, and also mentally. It is a game that, because of the demands placed on players, can be used either as a high-tempo warm-up or part of the main session (especially for younger players). The key coaching points of the session include quality/range of passing, angles of support, switching the play, Continue Reading...
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Entering Conference Play

0 Submitted by on Fri, 25 September 2015, 18:25
  As we begin WAC Conference play this weekend at home to Grand Canyon, it brings an end to the first part of our 2015 schedule. Going into the season, our staff had two goals in our non-conference segment: Development and experience. On the development side, we had a lot of work to do with our team, both on and Continue Reading...
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One Game At A Time

0 Submitted by on Fri, 04 September 2015, 15:08
  A college season moves fast and last weekend in Washington already seems miles away. It is important however, that we use the games against Eastern Washington and Gonzaga to our advantage. Our post-game debrief is split into four areas. As soon as the game finishes, we have our immediate intuitive response – are we satisfied with the performance and Continue Reading...
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Life On The Road

0 Submitted by on Fri, 28 August 2015, 14:53
Last Friday we started our season on a great note with a good performance accompanied with the desired result against Humboldt. Almost as soon as the final whistle went however, our attention turned to the upcoming games this weekend and identifying areas that we need to improve on. Although we are only at the second weekend of the season and Continue Reading...
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Preseason With The Runners

0 Submitted by on Fri, 21 August 2015, 16:09
  It’s hard to believe that another preseason is coming to a close around the country this weekend and it has certainly been an eventful one here in Cal State Bakersfield. With our first official recruiting class arriving here over two weeks ago, everyone has been working very hard at coming together both on and off the soccer field. Of Continue Reading...
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Forwards Training – Combination Play

0 Submitted by on Wed, 03 June 2015, 16:45
The higher the level, the more compact defensive lines seem to be and the less space for forward players to operate in. With less teams using traditional wingers and opting instead to position wide forwards closer to their center forwards, opportunities are tough to come by. Teams can break compact defensive lines in two ways: individual brilliance or quick passing Continue Reading...
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