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!
Practice! This is the part that all coaches feel that they are on the field for. Get the cones out, get the pinnies out, and lets get some ‘structure’ to this. It’s time for the coach to get control of this. Well, the introductory play portion is structured, you just don’t have ‘control’ of it… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Part 4
Play. Watch. Part one of the Grassroots soccer coaching methodology is play. Seems too simple? The players are there to play, so why not play? Your own experience of ‘play’ at practice is likely to have been at the end of the practice – do good / play hard and get rewarded with a scrimmage.… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Part 3
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
Finals are coming, for most, and now more than ever we need to Respect the Game before we Lose the Game. Watch the Video #PlaySFYS
Why not just reschedule? Why not just play a ’round robin tournament’? Why not move this weekends games to next weekend? Why not play more games next weekend and shorten the halves? Can we play indoors? Why not extend the season? Why not use the seedings from the regular season to determine champions or teams… Read More Coin Toss!
Playoffs are into the semi-finals (for most teams) and the stakes get higher with each week of play! Please accept your role in San Francisco to help Respect the Game, so we don’t Lose the Game. Watch the Video #PlaySFYS
Another season of player training has finished. Over 100 players joined the SFYS program this season – our highest attended session so far! There were 2 sessions, with 4 meetings on offer, over two months. All of the clinics were held at the beautiful Paul Goode field in the Presidio, with huge thanks to University… Read More Fall Player Development Clinics
If you are a 2nd and 3rd grade team, you can stop reading now. If you are an Upper House Team or a 4th-8th grade team, keep reading because you are all going to the playoffs. Your regular season is coming to an end. Some teams will play their final game this weekend. Some will… Read More Playoffs
The league wide bye week is over and we’re back to the action! It will be an exciting weekend of play: 2nd and 3rd grade teams are in their new brackets with 84 games scheduled for this weekend alone! 84 is not including the Upper House and 4th – 8th grade teams that are back in… Read More Game Day is Here!