Welcome to part 1 of the Grassroots Coaching mini series. The 5 W’s. We will start with the 5 W’s. They will need to be a part of your planning process to help you make the biggest impact on your players and team during the time you have with them. If you do it right,… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Part 1
Its that time of year when your team is registered, permits are available in our office, and you begin to plan your season. A sensible question is “what equipment do I need?” First Aid Kit. Safety first! Hopefully never used, but always handy. Include sprayable sunscreen! Extra water too! Of course, your practice permit and… Read More What equipment do I need?
As we approach the mid-point of our inaugural summer program, we wanted to share some of the highlights: Confidence. Players are having a fantastic time with the ball at their feet. In just a few weeks, ‘panic kicking’ has been replaced with a first touch and an attempt to beat the player(s) in front. Each… Read More Summer 4v4 Clinic. Week 3
*very personal opinion forthcoming! We all hear this at the weekend, and most of us are likely ‘guilty’ for shouting such commands. Does it work? I don’t think so. Why? The question of why is why do you tell them to pass or to spread out? It’s not in the rules. Of course its not… Read More SPREAD OUT! PASS!
Coaches, Here a quick post on an article with regards to the parents on your team… The claim that the parents do not know what is going on, or understand the game, is fading. Most parents by now have played the game, or perhaps even just watched enough of their other children or professional games,… Read More Parents and their questions
The sidelines are awash with emotion. Cheering, applause, encouragement, COACHING, willingness for the ball to go in the goal from your player, questioning of the coach or the officials, and generally a lot of commotion that adds the atmosphere of being on the sideline of your players youth soccer game. We are still a generation… Read More What is going on in this game?
Rolling over from part 1, into part 2 we continued along the lines of the development of the keeper, but in this instance it is about their importance in helping the team to build an attack by – Playing out of the Back. Why? Maintain possession, draw in the other team to create space further… Read More SPRING 2017 COACHING CLINIC WRAP UP. WEEK 5 PART 2
Week 5 was a wonderful finish for the spring season clinics. Part 1 was the goal keeping clinic that was rescheduled due to the rain. 8 coaches and almost 30 players came out and took part in the circuit training for the keepers. The clinic was based on the Master Coach training the coach, who… Read More SPRING 2017 COACHING CLINIC WRAP UP. WEEK 5 part 1
Last week we held the spring 2017 season 7v7 and 9v9 coaching clinics. This is the first time in the spring and we really appreciate the attendance and interaction. We started with a Kahoot! quiz. Your answers are being processed and we aim to provide more information and guidance on processes such as the guest… Read More Coaches Meeting Wrap Up