This past weekend saw SFYS run the first ever jamboree! Logistically and operationally: 109 teams were interested in the Jamboree, before we secured any fields / dates / times. Upon announcement and kick off, we had 6 2nd grade teams playing. 3rd grade was cancelled with not enough teams. July 21st and 22nd is a… Read More The SFYS Jamboree – What we learned…
Our inaugural SFYS Pre-Season Jamboree Play Date is coming! Here we will be providing as much information as possible, as the play date is still in development. Goals of the Day: Give incoming 2nd and 3rd grade teams an opportunity to play in a game day environment. Give SFYS a chance to see the teams,… Read More Jamboree Play Date Announcement!
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?
Week 1. Moves like Messi. Messi. We created this clinic around Messi, as one of the greatest players* to have been on the field, to demonstrate what a player could achieve. We also structured the clinic in this way to encourage the coaches to encourage and create environments where players can learn to be as… Read More Spring 2017 Coaching Clinic Wrap Up. Week 1
Schedules are finalized. Teams know now what their spring will look like with Sundays and Saturdays, and in some cases futsal. Now we can really worry about the PLAYER and their DEVELOPMENT. We have worked hard to get as many games for each team as possible and in doing so, we are trying to create… Read More Developing the Player
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
After the post regarding the tryout process and what you should be looking for, we did also begin with asking if your player is ready for it. On the flip side, having made a team and accepted everything that comes with it, will any of it push your player to quit? Have a read on… Read More Why do players quit
A lot of the upcoming coaches clinics, both in the class and on the field, will be about the player. Focusing on the player and their development, their fun, and with regards to this article – players taking control of their own practice. Now, relax coach, we’re not suggesting handing over the cones just yet.… Read More Developing Self Learners
8 mistakes they made, so we don’t have to? Reflect. Is this your second (or more) year of coaching? Have you considered the 8 points in the article and how they can apply to your players? There will be more material as the season progresses that constantly refers to your role and the impact you… Read More 8 Mistakes another Soccer Coach has made