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
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
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…
What is player development? Parents are asking… Parents are asking because they care about their child(ren) and we have some thoughts to share for the parent that is wondering the exact same thing! Player Development. It is a constant focus for anyone involved in youth Soccer. The USA failed to qualify for Russia 2018 and… Read More What is Player Development?
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?
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
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