Kontributors 2017-06-21T09:18:07+00:00
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2108, 2017

A Glimmer of Hope

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The following email "Made My Day!" because it tells me that coaches are listening and applying the FUNdamental SOCCER philosophy. Note: The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Good Evening John & Doe, The purpose of this email is to give you a forewarning about an upcoming game for one of my teams. I am respectfully asking your attendance at our game. We play at 10:20 am at Anxiety Field. Here is the reason for my request: this [...]

1608, 2017

Coaching Tips

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The following coaching tips were learned from 30 years of soccer coaching experience. I am not claiming to be a soccer coaching expert, but I do know that the following areas are ones in which I had trouble, and I still see many “experienced” coaches, at all levels, having similar trouble today. Keep practices economical: Don’t waste time with a lot of standing around. If players are standing for more than two minutes during any activity, that activity is [...]

1408, 2017

A More Enjoyable Season Pt. 2

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Last week, we discussed the responsibilities for the Coach and Team Manager. This week, we talk about the responsibilities of our players' Parents. PARENTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES Before the game: Adopt an attitude of support and caring Fill the water bottle Have the proper uniform ironed Shine shoes and double knot the laces Secure watches and other jewelry items Make sure fingernails are closely trimmed Check safety straps on glasses – just in case Have clean socks over shin guards and [...]

908, 2017

Nutty Parents?

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The crowd of 50 or 60, which seemed like thousands to these 4-year-olds, cheered at every opportunity and shouted words of encouragement. When I focused on them it was hard to imagine grown adults looking so foolish. It was certainly just as enjoyable as the game. As one player finally caught up with the ball, he ran with it in any direction but turned his head towards his parents and smiled. It drew a big laugh from the crowd, [...]

708, 2017

A More Enjoyable Season Pt. 1

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To make the season more enjoyable/manageable for you and the children it is important to get the parents involved. Appoint one parent to be the Team Manager. He or she will work with the parents leaving you more time with the players. 1. APPOINT A TEAM MANAGER Duties: Takes care of non-coaching chores. Organizes the parents and assigns specific duties such as: Fundraising – Car Wash Telephoning – Phone Tree Game Refreshments – Treats First Aid – Maintaining Kit [...]

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