Coaching Tips After 30 Years

Blog-Post featured image template

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: […]

Coaching Tips

Blog-Post featured image template

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. None of us […]

Things for Coaches to Think About

Blog-Post featured image template

Things for Coaches to Think About 1. Being able to manage people, not knowledge of the game makes a great coach. 2. A successful coach has compassion for their player’s feelings. 3. Being able to relate to the player’s frustrations gives a coach the edge. 4. Motivation comes from within, if a player doesn’t have […]

You Don’t Coach the Referees

by Rodney Kenney After both coaching and refereeing for the last 30 years I think I am qualified to speak to the issue of the referees’ impact on the game of soccer. In 99% of all the soccer matches I have seen or been involved in, the referee actually had no effect on the outcome […]

How Would They Know!

by Rodney Kenney At the beginning of this essay on coaching soccer players it may not be evident where I am going, but stay with me and you may have the same “oh, I get it” moment that I had. Many years ago I attended a seminar on “How to build quality into a product […]

Some More Coaching Tips

by Rodney Kenney 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. […]