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The Importance of Communicating With Field Players

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s topic deals with communication.

One of the most common responses when speak with keepers about the need to increase and/or improve their communication is “I am communicating a LOT”. When I first started to get that response I thought it was a defense mechanism OR they were simply lying because I could hear that they weren’t communicating well.

In time, I found they weren’t lying but rather, they didn’t

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The Order Game - An Effective Way to Start Any Session

By Daniel Severn

This week’s exercise can be used as a multi-purpose exercise. It is a very fun game that will get your players pushing themselves to the limit. It is also a very effective way to start a session as a warm up as it has very positive effects on team communication as well as getting them thinking and using their ‘soccer brains’ from the start of the session.

Set Up and Directions
The exercise is set up as shown below.

The Order Game 1

Above, we have 3 teams of 2 players ready to compete against one another. Each team has 4 objects in front of them (in this case, a small cone, a ball, a tall cone and a flag) spaced approximately 5 yards from each other. This is a speed and agility exercise which involves quick thinking from the active player as well as

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Break-aways and Shot Blocking

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on communication, organizing, breakaways and shot blocking.

This activity involves 7 field players and is a regular 5 v 2 game working on possession and defending from their perspective.

The keeper starts on the sideline and is working on organizing the two defenders and telling

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