Attention! Your team doesn’t have to break up! For many teams that are in 5th grade, moving on to Middle School means the team disbands. The team disbands and those players do not play for a season or two until they form a new team at the school. This blog is here to let you… Read More Keep your team together!
We received an email last week from a coach who has recently gone through the US Soccer grassroots education pathway, with regards to the ‘new way’ vs the ‘old way’… Hi,First off, thank you for all of your help guiding me through the process to become a registered SF Youth Soccer coach.I have a follow… Read More Changing the Game
Registration is here!If you are a team that played in the fall, then you are all set to declare your intent to play and enjoy the holidays. However, what if you are not, and are looking for a way to play? 1.a – Bring a group, create a team!This is especially valuable to groups of… Read More How can I play spring Soccer?
Scary thought.Fun on the soccer field and around the games…!! Game Week #8– Weekend of 10-26 / 27 ALL SFYS teams are invited to dress up for their game!Lets ‘celebrate’ Hallowe’en on the field!! SFYS are excited to encourage you and your team to engage in the festivities and dress up for your game, grab… Read More Hallowe’en Games!
We love the effort that the silent weekend requires for success. That being the perceived effort required by the coach to overload ALL of the important information for the players to make the best decisions that they cannot be guided to during the game. We watched in amazement as some coaches went bright red in… Read More Silent Weekend, 2019.
Week 1 of the season is complete. How did it go? If you’re being honest and are finding yourself thinking it could be a tough season, then fear not.It’ll only be a tough season if you allow the season to be evaluated on the wins / losses / playoff results. Look outside of your division… Read More It could be a tough season…
34 coaches.2 hours in a classroom.2 hours on the field.SFYS Coaching Symposium complete! Part 1 –Classroom.– What were you told by your coach, when you played?– Did your coach tell you why?– Identify the your ‘style of play’ – meet others with the same ideas.– Identify the team behaviors (‘team tactical principles‘) in the different… Read More Coaches Symposium.
After the success of our inaugural trip abroad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, SFYS is really excited to announce that San Francisco Youth Soccer will be heading to Costa Rica next summer on a soccer training & service learning adventure tour! This will be a life-changing experience open to all players within the SFYS… Read More #SFYSAbroad : June 2020 Costa Rica Soccer Adventure
What are you doing on August 24th? SFYS is hosting the second coaching symposium and we’re encouraging you to join. Why?We will spend two hours in the office. The focus? Working on YOUR SEASON PLAN. Not anyone else’s plan, but yours. Why?You’re the one on the field with your players. You have the collective goals… Read More Coaches Symposium.
What are you saying to your players?Have you ever recorded yourself to get an idea of what you are actually saying?I say ‘check’ a lot.I talked about it in this episode of Heads and Volleys with Patrick King, but what do I really mean by it? Examples.#3 has the ball in his hands. Throw in.… Read More 1 word ~ 1,000 meanings