The season is over! Just like that. What will your player be doing this summer? Mission YSL summer league? Summer Camps? Time off? What!? There is so much going on across the city, and the region, for the summer as you well know. Alternatives away from Soccer are abundant and we encourage you to get… Read More Summer Soccer
Why 9v9 from 11v11? We made the move as a whole to directly benefit a lot of branches of Youth Soccer in SF. Player number wise. Boys have just 8 teams playing this spring across a combined 6/7/8 grade bracket. 0 from 8th grade. We had 13 teams in the same grades, so it is… Read More We’ve changed from 11v11 to 9v9 for our 6th grade+ teams. Why?
*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
Week 4 is in the books. Coaching with small-sided games. The clinic developed from the pre season coaches meeting, and this slide of information. There are many positives to using small-sided games in practice. US Soccer reformatted to small-sided games for young players as they realized the benefits attributed to less numbers on the field… Read More SPRING 2017 COACHING CLINIC WRAP UP. WEEK 4
Yes, week 2 is posting after week 3, but that’s ok. Possession. We have the ball. If we have the ball, the other team cannot score. We can score if we have the ball. Pep Guardiola: Everything starts with the ball and finish with the ball. Sometimes we forget that this is a game with 11… Read More SPRING 2017 COACHING CLINIC WRAP UP. WEEK 2
Well, the rain got the better of us. It doesn’t mean that your goal keeper should be forgotten! How can you start training your keeper now? Chances are that you are already doing so… Do you scrimmage for a lot of practice, as advised in the classroom clinic? If you do, then you also probably… Read More SPRING 2017 COACHING CLINIC WRAP UP. WEEK 3