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“As we begin a New Year, I will use the ‘International Soccer Science & Performance Federation’s’ article to Reflect My Beliefs!” Koach Karl It‘s about the kids Ultimately, it‘s all about the kids, not the coaches, parents, or any other adult working with kids. So, consider these points, go out, have fun, and play. We all […]

TRY-and you’re- OUT!

A massive group of people will occupy one side of the field instead of the handful of individuals found on the opposite side.  It will be difficult to tell if the larger groups’ presence is appreciated since no one will acknowledge them. The demeanor of the large group will seem highly unnatural for the setting […]

FUNdamental ABC’s of Coaching Youth

A: Always remember that this is your players’ only childhood! B: Set Boundaries demanded by the Laws of the Game. C: Consistent sequential FUNdamental Practices result in successful player development. D: Avoid Disciplining in anger. E: Set a good Example through positive role-modeling. F: Make hard work seem like Fun. G: Never forget that soccer is only a Game. H: Keep your sense of Humor. I: Use your Imagination to […]

Reevaluating The Role of Youth Coaches

SportsEdTV Soccer is committed to bringing athletes, coaches, and parents pro-level Soccer education videos for FREE. All levels, anywhere, anytime. Check out our full instructional library and sign up to join our Soccer community. Karl Dewazien of FUNdamental SOCCER, Emeritus State Director of Coaching for the California Youth Soccer Association 1978-2012, discusses what youth coaches and organized soccer can learn […]


Pre-Planning Prevents Poor Post-Pandemic COACHING … Desiderate –Max Ehrman, Circa 1920   [My Wish For Post Pandemic Coaching] –Koach Karl Circa 2020 Go placidly amid the noise and haste…; [of soccer games] and remember what peace there may be in silence.  [Observe & Take Notes]. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms […]

The “New-Normal” Coach Understands

“IMPROVING IN ISOLATION” may not be as easy as it sounds.  There are so many sources available to study and many different methods to examine that confusion can result. Let’s look at some simple common sense facts and see if they can help you avoid all this confusion to become … WHO IS A TEACHER, […]

A Resource Update

FUNdamental SOCCER made you aware of a No Fees; No Travel; Pick-up games in your neighborhood program; and we are now proud to provide you with this update… “We are excited to announce that girls and boys in under-served communities nationwide will gain access to new Safe Places to Play thanks to an enhanced mini-pitch system designed for youth […]

Ask the Experts

This article by Koach Karl was originally published in the June edition of Sporting Kid Live by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Q: What should a soccer coach’s practice philosophy be to make the most of the session? A: Begin by formulating your own practice philosophy. Although coaching uses various sciences, coaching itself is […]

THE Root Cause

My personal opinion is that our players do not play pick-up games ‘street soccer’ simply because no one has taught them how! I am positive that many of you don’t believe me. So, I am encouraging you to try the following experiment at your next practice… Get to the field at your usual time and […]