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Football Coaching Skills – Create Space and lose your marker

One important football coaching skill is how to create space for yourself on the pitch. In this video, the football coach works with young players to show them some simple moves on how they can create space for themselves and lose their marker.

I like the idea of the player having the opportunity to score a goal after they have created their space and received a pass. One simple way of helping players is to get the players to initially start with the ball in their hand, like netball or basketball. This way, their heads are naturally up and they can make their moves and make a visual connection between passer and receiver.This will also encourage the players to be clever with their movement. Once they have done a few moves with the ball in their hands, progress to the ball at their feet and see the difference.

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