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!
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
Zinedine Zidane. http://www.givemesport.com/335690-the-story-of-zinedine-zidane Carlo Ancelotti, winner of 3 Champions Leagues, who was educated in playing the formation of 1-4-4-2, changed his entire coaching education and philosophy to put Zinedine Zidane into his preferred position of attacking midfielder. Zidane grew up in an area of Marseille, France which was notorious for crime yet excelled playing on an 80×12 concrete… Read More Pick up Soccer Benefit p.2
As this tryout window closes here in the city, no doubt you are beginning to consider which team or club is going to be the best for your child. The enemy of excellence article that is attached to this post poses some thought provoking questions and some very obvious observations, that you may miss as a… Read More What is ruining the chance of your Soccer player developing?
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
12 Rules for the New or Beginning Coach This was printed and presented by the NSCAA and is certainly echoed by us here at SFYS. It is titled for the new or beginning coach, but I think it is relevant to a returning coach also as they can reflect upon their previous experience and begin to… Read More The NSCAA outlines 12 ‘rules’ for the coach