Fundamental Soccer Blog

Practice is Run by the Coach

by Barry Trantham

Your suggestion of always beginning practice with 1+1 and 1v1 going to 2+2 and 2v2 worked like magic. And, of course when I allowed the players to convince me it was no longer necessary, our play, and their skills, soon deteriorated. At the beginning of the Fall session, I reinstated it and their play improved along with our win/loss record.

Thanks Koach Karl for developing such a ‘fantastic’ and simple youth training methodology!