Coaching soccer should be safe and fun for you and your players, so start by getting familiar with the layout of the soccer field. As a soccer coach your players will look to you for guidance so use some helpful tips to teach and motivate them.

There are many formations that can be fielded. Here we look at some of the popular formations used by English and European teams.

Each player has an important role to play and no role is more important than another regardless of whether you are a striker, mid-fielder, defender or goalkeeper.

The most basic of all soccer skills is dribbling, the ability to carry the ball past an opponent while being in control, whether by using a series of simple taps or a fantastic move around a foe.