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Best Girls Soccer Cleats

Your Guide Alex Waite Whether girls are new or experienced in soccer, picking the best new soccer cleats is always important. Currently, more girls in the US play soccer, which is one of the most popular among US citizens. In addition, the US National Women’s Team (USWNT) is the world’s number one in the official

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Best Dribblers in Soccer

Your Guide Alex Waite Dribbling in soccer is like art. The best of the best MAKE IT LOOK EASY.. ..Almost as if the ball is GLUED TO THEIR FEET while tackles fly in around them. There is no better feeling when you play soccer than producing a trick and evading an opposition player. As a

22-Week Marathon Training Plan

22-Week Marathon Training Plan

Whist Saturday is almost always the race day – the following 22-week marathon training plan is designed to prepare you for your race day in a particular structure. Your work schedule and family commitment may not allow you to work on the training plan to the T. However, please follow the guided program as much

Best African Soccer Team

Who is the All-Time Best African Soccer Team?

Your Guide Alex Waite There are many contenders for the best African soccer team in history. Several nations have performed above AND BEYOND expectations in international tournaments to highlight Africa’s soccer talents.  Like many passionate soccer fans, I watch the African nations at World Cups and the Africa Cup of Nations with interest and intrigue.

The Best 9v9 Soccer Formations

Helping Players to Succeed: The Best 9v9 Soccer Formations

Your Guide Alex Waite Picking the best 9v9 soccer formations can be a challenge for coaches and soccer players. In reality, having fewer players on a team should give a coach fewer headaches regarding formation. But it is actually MORE DIFFICULT in some respects. For example, in one season, I coached 9v9 youth soccer and

7v7 Soccer Strategy

Defend or Attack? 7v7 Soccer Strategy

Your Guide Alex Waite A 7v7 soccer strategy is when a team chooses a formation and tactical approach for this format. For 7v7 soccer, teams have various options when selecting strategy and formation. These include an attacking approach, a defensive setup, or counter-attacking.  7v7 soccer is a small-sided format of the sport, with seven players

How Long are High School Soccer Games

How Long Are High School Soccer Games

Your Guide Alex Waite High school soccer games consist of two 40-minute halves, which make up an 80-minute match. This rule comes from the United States Youth Soccer Association’s guidance in the ‘US Youth Soccer Policy on Players and Playing Rules. Knowing THE LENGTH of a soccer game is important for players, coaches, and fans.

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What Is a Glider Soccer Ball?

Your Guide Alex Waite The Glider is an affordable soccer ball made by Adidas. It is well-known for its durability and low price point, making it ideal for both TRAINING and MATCH SITUATIONS. Often, I have either trained with Adidas Gliders or used them as a match ball. Ultimately, from my experience, they are a

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What Is the Minimum Number of Players That Can Play On One Soccer Team?

Your Guide Alex Waite There must be a minimum of SEVEN PLAYERS PER TEAM on a football pitch for a soccer match to go ahead.  According to the 2021-22 International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game, “a match may not start or continue if either team has fewer than seven players.” In addition,

What Is GF in Soccer?

Goals Galore: What Is GF in Soccer?

Your Guide Alex Waite GF in soccer stands for ‘Goals For’. This is shown in a league table to show how many goals a team has scored during the season. GF can also be used in group stages in competitions like the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Champions League. Years ago, as a young

In Which Country Is Baseball More Popular Than Soccer

In Which Country Is Baseball More Popular Than Soccer

Your Guide Alex Waite Baseball is more popular than Soccer in the following countries: Although soccer is the most popular global sport by a long stretch, with an estimated 4 billion fans. Baseball is played more often and supported more in specific countries and regions due to a range of SOCIAL and HISTORICAL FACTORS. For

How Should Soccer Cleats Fit

How Should Soccer Cleats Fit: A Guide to Comfort

Your Guide Alex Waite Soccer cleats should not fit tightly around your foot and some space is required between the end of your toes and the cleats. Ultimately, you want the cleats to be a SLIGHTLY EXTENSION to your foot size for comfort and some room to maneuver.  There is no substitute for a well-fitting

How to Hit a Drop Shot in Tennis

How to Hit a Drop Shot in Tennis (Try This 3 Techniques)

   Your Guide    Gavin Davison Hitting a drop shot in tennis is one of the shots that is not exploited enough, in my opinion. With the modern-day game, players are often slugging it out far behind the baseline. This alone suggests that a drop shot is a great way to mix things up, especially

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Top 3 Simple Ways How You Can Coach Tennis

   Your Guide    Gavin Davison Coaching tennis is something that almost anybody can get involved with. However, only a small percentage go on to become what I would consider being ‘good or great coaches’. Having worked as a full-time coach myself in the past, I’ve seen evidence of this firsthand. There are many people

Coolest Tennis Courts in the World

Best Tennis Courts in the World. Here’s Why They’re So Cool.

   Your Guide    Gavin Davison There are plenty of cool places to play tennis in this world. But when people imagine cool tennis courts, they often think of the major stadiums where Grand Slams are played. Sure, these courts are magnificent in their own right. But in my opinion, when I think about cool

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Shortest Male Tennis Player

   Your Guide    Gavin Davison Tennis is a sport where being tall certainly has major advantages. As the years have rolled by, becoming a successful player when you are a little on the short side has become increasingly difficult. The days where a guy such as Michael Chang (5 feet 9 inches, 175 cm)

Tallest Tennis Players Ever

World’s Tallest Tennis Player: Who Is Taller Than Everyone Else

   Your Guide    Gavin Davison As the years have gone by, tennis players just seem to have become taller and taller. And I’m not just talking MODERATELY TALLER EITHER. As you can see from the players mentioned above, these guys are absolute giants, and they wouldn’t even look out of place if they were

Why Do Tennis Players Bounce the Ball Before Serving

Why Do Tennis Players Bounce the Ball Before Serving

   Your Guide    Gavin Davison I must admit, having played tennis for more than 20 years at this point, bouncing the ball prior to serving has just become second nature. But if I take a step back, I can understand why this action might seem a little strange for those who aren’t all that

What Makes a Good Tennis Player

The Science of Tennis: What Makes a Good Tennis Player?

   Your Guide    Gavin Davison Have you ever stopped and wondered about the makeup of all good tennis players? I certainly have. And I believe that while all tennis players have their own strengths and weaknesses, there are some fundamentals that have to be there. These three fundamentals have been listed above, and the

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