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Technical-coordinative microcyclo. Category 9-10 year olds. Session 1

In this new edition of the magazine, we continue with the block of articles that address in the form of training sessions, different content included in a Microcycle for the 9-10 year old category. This time, our week of training for young players will revolve around the development and work of the perceptual-motor, skills using football as a tool, and with the objective of making our player a more ABLE athlete, who is able to adapt to different coordinative needs of the game and which will facilitate their future integration into different tactical schemes.

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Cartilage Injury Patellofemoral of the Knee in the Footballer: means of control.

In this article we propose means of control and monitoring of the process of functional sporting rehabilitation (FSR) of a patellofemoral cartilage injury in one knee of a professional footballer. We also present the selected criteria and procedures for making decisions regarding the reinstatement of the player to competition.

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The 1-3-5-1-1.system of play. Defensive phase

In Italy, Walter Mazzarri from Inter, the surprising Torino of Gianpiero Ventura, and at times the Juventus of Antonio Conte have used this system. Therefore, it's worth checking out to see up close how it could be used. On the one hand, it is important to note that the 1-3-5-1-1 system, is not the 1-3-5-2. The difference is minimal, but substantial.

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The basis of attacking play

Tactics is understood as a series of predetermined actions in attack and defence, by one or two players from a group or by all the team with one objective. In the attacking phase, the purpose of tactics either individal, by a group or by the team is to progress and to reach the opposition goal, overcoming the defensive barrier of the rival.

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Exercise of the month: Keeping possession of the ball and improvement of control and pass action.

This month we present an exercise to improve keeping possession of the ball, and the control and pass action. These are exercises of which we have many examples, but which are always needed to improve the performance of our teams. To this end we will perform an exercise in the central part of the pitch, where we will outline a space inside which a 2x2 is played, with the help of an attacking wildcard player. At opposite corners, two players from the same team will be positioned, to assist in demonstrating the objective. As the players learn and adapt to the exercise, we can introduce different variations such a play free from touch restrictions, or control and pass with one touch only...

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Examples of Coordination in Youth Football

Different coaches have various interpretations on the importance of the conditional capacities in the physical preparation of our players, and achieving the attainment of optimal physical condition, absolving or minimizing the value that coordination capacities provide in the preparation of our athletes                These are what give us grace, beauty and harmony in movement. They are our master key to the execution of movements in time and space as required.

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Sargent Heads U.S. Squad Headed to U17 World Cup

Josh Sargent, newly committed to Bundesliga club Werder Bremen, leads coach John Hackworth's 21 player squad set to contest the U17 World Cup beginning next month in India. By Peter Nolan

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Ertz Stars as U.S. WNT top New Zealand

The U.S. handed New Zealand a loss Friday night in Colorado behind a pair of goals from versatile Julie Ertz and one from rejuvenated striker Alex Morgan. By Peter Nolan

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USA, Mexico, Canada Bid Unveils Preliminary City Host Candidates for 2026 World Cup

49 stadiums in 44 cities are on the list of potential World Cup host cities released today by the 2026 United Bid Committee. By Peter Nolan

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Carli, Carli - Carli? Lloyd a Finalist for 3rd Consecutive World Player of the Year Honor

FIFA has released the finalists for the organization's new "Best" list, the soccer governing bodies awards for the top players, coaches, goal, etc. By Peter Nolan

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U.S. WNT Crush New Zealand to Complete Sweep

The U.S. WNT cruised to a win over New Zealand, closing out a feel good two game set against the Football Ferns following Friday's 3-1 win in Colorado. By Peter Nolan

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Lalas Goes on a Rant

If you care about the U.S. MNT you probably have heard it by now, Alexi Lalas' Rant. You may well have said, you know what he's right, or maybe you think he went too far. By Peter Nolan