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
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
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