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Fifa Worldcup – Socceroos InfoGraphic

Great poster to show the kids about the FIFA World Cup Socceroos campaign Aussies and the World Cup Australia has qualified for the World Cup 4 times, in 1974, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Their first goal in a qualifier: Len Scheinflug, with a penalty kick in the 70th minute in 1965. Their first goal at a World Cup: Tim Cahill, with a goal in the 89th minute to tie the game 1-1 in 2006. Tim Cahill has scored the most World Cup goals for Australia—as of 2013, the count is 3. Australia's best World Cup performance was in 2006, where…
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Soccer Number and Field Positions Explained

This post explains soccer positions for kids soccer.  The coach shouts "play the number 10 position" what does this mean ?Have you ever wondered why the GoalKeeper always has the Number 1 on his/her soccer shirt or what is the significant of Messi number 10? this post will start to explain all this. In full size soccer there are 11 players on the field. There are four groupings of players GoalKeeper Backs Midfield Forwards The starting 11 typically looks like this in a 4-2-3-1 formation (it will be explained in another blog post) soccer-number-position in 4-2-3-1 formation 1  –Goalkeeper 2 –…
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Supporting Your Local A-League

One of the first questions I always ask of other Soccer Dads is  which A-league team do you support? The answer receive quite often is " I don't,  I prefer EPL".  I don't follow A-league because the standard is not as good. My response to their statement is "Which came first the chicken or the egg?"  and what I mean by asking this question. Without your support, the A-League will never grow stronger so you will never follow the A-League.   So this post is about my take on supporting the A-League. The reality facts A-League will always be smaller…
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What is Small Sided Football?

What is small sided football (Soccer)?  It is basically a modified version of soccer designed for young kids, Your kids won't start playing grown up soccer until they reach the age of 11 or 12 years of age. Theses are the benefits of SSF The small teams means that you kid gets to touch the ball more often, score more goals and more participation The smaller ball and field is proportional to the kids size and ability Young kids are harder to handle in a team sport so the "small" side makes it easier for the coach/parents The 5 and…
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Parents guide to Kids Soccer

So your kids wants to play soccer - here is some general survival tips  on what to watch for in today's world of kids soccer. Their is more to Soccer than simply buying the Messi or Shinji Ono Jersey.  Kids soccer is different than playing adult soccer that you see on TV or at a live match, your participation is an important factor is just as important as the kids (more…)
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