In the 4th episode of ‘Volunteer Power’ Coach Eric Duong spends some time sharing his approach to working with the recreational and competitive level teams that his children play in. EffortCoach Eric has some excellent approaches to helping players identify their own pathway and help them decide on their level of play, based on the… Read More Volunteer Power – Coach Eric Duong
Heather Murdoch joined our Director of Programming, Lee Dunne, for another installment of ‘Volunteer Power’. Heather coaches her kids, and is heavily involved with her school (Peabody) and helps other teams administratively. Heather is also the newest addition to the SFYS Board of Directors! The DifferencesHeather shares her approach and ideas for coaching Coaching to… Read More Volunteer Power – Coach Heather Murdoch
In part two of ‘Volunteer Power’ the SFYS Director of Programming, Lee Dunne, interviewed volunteer coach Hazen Sewell. Hazen is the head coach for the teams that her son and daughter play on, and has been involved since 2016! LoveThe kids needed a coach, but Hazen not only stepped up to enable them to play,… Read More Volunteer Power – Coach Hazen Sewell
SFYS Director of Programming, Lee Dunne, recently interviewed coach Abraham Wallin on his ‘Heads and Volleys Podcast‘. The interview was to share the approach of Abe when working with his son and the rest of the 2nd grade team. Planning AheadAbe started out by sharing his thoughts on planning and preparing. He talks about sharing… Read More Volunteer Power – Coach Abe Wallin
The SFYS Program Director and DOC, Lee Dunne, has been conducting online team training in lieu of the traditional SFYS team time and has some recommendations to share. All of our players are at home and we’re faced with this interesting ‘zoom’ training schedule. It’s different for sure, but there is no reason why we… Read More The Essentials for Home Training
We’re thinking ahead, so spend a moment with us now – think ahead to your next game / training session… When creating a training session, assessing or coaching a game, or communicating with a player / players, understanding the W’s helps you understand the behavior and helps you identify the desired behavior. What is happening?Where… Read More The 5W’s and You
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.