Coaches complain about kids being more engaged in video games than in sports, but they’re not sure why. “Kids just aren’t the same as they used to be” I remember when I was a kid…I think that “I remember when I was a kid” is a very good place to start.When you were a kid,… Read More Fortnite 1 – 0 ‘Fossil’ Coach
It is a common question, especially right now, as the intent to play for Fall 2019 has just opened. Should we go to Upper House or stay in Recreational?Do we have to do anything different? Administratively, the process will be identical as Recreational for registering and all the ‘hoops’ are the same for registering the… Read More Recreational or Upper House?
1 month until tryouts. Nightmare. Stay recreational? Stay with your school team, friends, and community. Tryout for Competitive teams? A whole new world, possible travel, make new friends, play in the world cup. The pressure and the uncertainty is what we deal with mostly during this time of year in the SFYS office. So, we… Read More Tryouts. Argh!
Welcome to the 5th and final part of this Grasssroots Coaching series. In your practice you have gone from play, to practice, and now we’re going right back to play. Wrap up the practice phase with a recap on who, what, where, when, and why. Then, I love to ask a simple question of the players… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Part 5
Practice! This is the part that all coaches feel that they are on the field for. Get the cones out, get the pinnies out, and lets get some ‘structure’ to this. It’s time for the coach to get control of this. Well, the introductory play portion is structured, you just don’t have ‘control’ of it… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Part 4
Play. Watch. Part one of the Grassroots soccer coaching methodology is play. Seems too simple? The players are there to play, so why not play? Your own experience of ‘play’ at practice is likely to have been at the end of the practice – do good / play hard and get rewarded with a scrimmage.… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Part 3
As we head into part 2 of this 5-part mini series, take a moment to reflect on your next practice and setting up with the 5 W’s. What Where Who When Why Constant questions to improve your ability to read the game and challenge your player appropriately. And we move into the core of part… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Part 2
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
Coaches, Welcome to a 5-part mini series as we prepare for the coming 2019 spring season! In December 2017 US Soccer announced an overhaul of their coaching pathway and introduced the Grassroots Coaching Pathway. With the announcement came specific licenses for the 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 games. Over the past year, SFYS has been offering those… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Introduction
Finals are coming, for most, and now more than ever we need to Respect the Game before we Lose the Game. Watch the Video #PlaySFYS