United Soccer Association

Myth #2

Myth #2 - The ball goes out of bounds more in small sided soccer.

Reality: On a 55x40 yard field for U-9/10's and an 80x55 yard field for U- 11/12's, there is plenty of room to play soccer, but not to "whack" the ball as far and as hard as possible. This is not soccer, it will never develop competent soccer players, and passing the ball over short distances is something novice coaches must learn to appreciate in order for the game to grow.

"My ideal football is 70 percent technical and 30 percent physical. There's too much running about in football today. Basis technique is essential. We don't concentrate on improving it. You've got to start with youth teams."

- Johan Cruyff, Dutch Soccer Legend and Coach

 
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