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(Hi, this is David at SoccerHelp. Below is a letter from a new soccer coach and my reply.)

Hi SoccerHelp,

I have recently volunteered to coach a U-10 girls soccer competitive team and know nothing about soccer except you kick the ball into the goal. I played college basketball but am illiterate when it comes to soccer. Our season starts in August but practices start in a month. Our team will be fast and quick. There is so much info on SoccerHelp Premium. Where do I start?

Cade, UT, Premium Subscriber


Hi Cade,

Thanks for subscribing to Premium.

You are lucky in that there are a lot of similarities between basketball and soccer - your basketball knowledge will help you a lot.

On Premium do 2 things:

1. Read "Most Important" ( Center link in Top Yellow Bar - ) and follow the links.

2. Scan the Premium Home Page and look at the organization - at the top are Mega Links to Navigation Pages and below those are Alphabetical Links to topics - it is easy to find the topic you are looking for. Premium has over 1,500 pages.

You will want to play the U10 soccer drills that are Practice Games, especially Dribble Across a Square, Strength On The Ball, Shoulder Tackle, Aggressive Play & Bravery Game, Dribble Around Cone & Pass Relay Race and Win the 50/50 Ball or Be the First Defender (a Premium game).

Watch the Video of a young player who has played the Dribble Across a Square soccer drill for 3 seasons dribble through 6 defenders - so you can see why that soccer drill is so good.

Check the article about Basketball Drills at - that will help you see the similarities between basketball and soccer.

Read the Testimonials for our motivational soccer patches. I think you will want to try them - they make it a lot more fun and they really motivate players. There is a 10% off coupon on Premium. at "Coupons".

Good for you for volunteering! You will have great fun. Please let me know how it goes.

David at SoccerHelp

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