Words Communicate More Than Information

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but well-spoken words will serve to heal and teach me.”  Peter Fox How often have your players come to you during a practice session and asked, “Coach, can we please do the following soccer drill?” vs. Having them come to you and ask,” Coach, when are we going […]

Becoming Better Youth Soccer Coaches, Parents, and Participants

There is nothing more vital than having FAITH in each other and having FAITH that things will turn out right. Everything must turn out right because, ‘The outcome of our children’s health is infinitely more important; than the outcome of any game/practice that may be canceled!’ Have FAITH this season … Coaches: Fundamentals – Ingrain the following Attacking habits … Read the Game Be […]

Stimulating Soccer

Kids playing soccer

A National Alliance for Youth Sports resource helping coaches, parents, and administrators provide the best youth sports experiences for children. A massive group of people will occupy one side of the field as opposed to the handful of individuals who will be found on the opposite side. It will be difficult to tell if the […]

FOR SUPPORTIVE CORRESPONDENCE

Currently, overzealous administrators, coaches, and parents find ‘new’ ways to destroy our children’s -childhood.  “Did you have a happy childhood?” Is a false question   As a child, I did not know what happiness was,   and whether I was happy or not.   I was too busy being.”       Alistair Reid. Adults […]

PLAYING WITH NUMBERS DOWN

SportsEdTV Soccer is committed to bringing athletes, coaches, and parents pro-level Soccer education videos for FREE. All levels, anywhere, anytime. Check out our entire 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 coaches need […]

ARE “SYSTEMS of PLAY” OUTDATED?

Before the pandemic, many soccer coaches were convinced that a specific ‘System of Play’ was the secret recipe that would guarantee victory and success. Are you still one of them? If you are a ‘Systems-Supporter,’ then you may want to heed the advice of some very successful coaches who believe that soccer cannot be evaluated […]

How to Become a Better Youth Soccer Coach (Part 2)

How To Become A Better Youth Soccer Coach – (Part 2) 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 […]

How to Become a Better Youth Soccer Coach (Part 1)

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 how to improve […]

STEPS TOWARD ‘FREE PLAYTIME’

PREPARING PLAYERS for FREE PLAYTIME We must teach the players that THEY are responsible for laying-out and adjusting all playing environments in every practice. Today, we have a coach-controlled environment where the coach controls all aspects of practice and provides constant direction. We lay-out the cones, hand out the bibs, choose the teams & even […]