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Tom Turner: Play

Youth soccer needs to base the development process on “play” and then find the right moments to encourage technical and tactical information, says Tom Turner. Coach Developer, Mark O'Sullivan interviewed Turner to get a more detailed understanding of his views on US player development.


Tom Turner is director of coaching and player development at Ohio Youth Soccer Association North, USA National Instructor and member of the US Soccer National Coaching Committee.

“I consider myself a teacher who coaches soccer,” says Tom. “The primary objective with young players is always to create...

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