Lax Lingo: The “24-Hour” Rule

Some soccer coach friends recently shared this great idea with us. We can all use it to communicate effectively with officials, players, and especially parents, to keep our teams running smoothly this season!

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Lax Lingo: Directing the Clear from the Bench

Clearing can be one of the most difficult pieces of the game for beginning coaches and players alike to understand. Use these simple terms to help your players "Find" the open man when you Clear!

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Lax Lingo: “Echo!” Your Play Calls from the Bench

As a coach, it can be difficult to communicate with your players on the field during games, no matter what sport they are playing. Try this simple technique to get all your players on the same page!

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Six Strategies for Keeping Possession

If you look at it, especially if you are coaching beginners, turnovers in the offensive end are the #1 cause of goals scored against your team. Use these simple practice and game tips to keep the ball in your sticks!

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Two “Shallow Clear Through” Man-Up Plays

Here are two easy plays we see from high school and college teams using this simple technique to generate good shooting opportunities when they have the extra man!

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2-3-1 Alley Dodge with a “Shallow” Clear Through

We've seen this simple play several times this season from college and Pro teams. It's an easy way to give your players space to Dodge, and get open for good, easy shots up top!

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Parents: PLEASE Stop Coaching Your Kids from the Sideline

After spending nearly every day this summer at camps and tournaments, here are our Top 3 things we wish parents would stop yelling from the sidelines.

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Do THIS Before you Double-Team the Ball

Every week we see teams lose close games because they struggle to get the ball back when they need it most. Use this simple technique before you “Double” the ball to get it back.

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Ground Balls: “Scoop It and Move It!”

We saw a youth team at a tournament this weekend do an absolutely perfect job of winning ground balls and moving it two passes to an open man to attack the goal! Teach your players this simple concept that turns ground balls into goals!

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Lax Lingo: “Draw and Dump!”

This is one of the basic principles that coaches and players at every level should know and understand how to move the ball to the open man to score!

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