Soccer Coaching

For new and intermediate coaches. Discover new tips and ideas to keep soccer fun.

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Tips for Fun Effective Practice.

#1 KEEP IT FUN. Avoid using lines in your drills or activities. Picture yourself at the bank and your the last person in a 12 person line. Any fun? Same thing for the kids. More on avoiding lines. Click Here.

Another good practice tip is not to have elimination games in which a player sits if he loses. Chances are good that if he lost, he needs to practice and not be sitting.

#2 HAVE A PLAN You won't be stumbling for ideas with 24 eyes looking at you. You will look more professional. Fold it in half and tuck it in on the side of your waistband for quick access to it. After practice , use it to write what worked good and what you would change. Keep them as records so you know what and when you practiced.

#3 ARRIVE EARLY. Have all your cones laid out for two or three activities. No down time in between drills. No time for kids to get into mischief. HAHA

#4 USE SMALL SIDED GAMES. More on Small Sides Games. Click Here

#5 USE PROGRESSIONS (not needed for Micro). More on Progressions. Click Here

-Have an odd number of players. Use the player as a target player (a player that plays on both teams). This will give you numbers up on either offense or defense. This can be useful to show the team success in a certain area. Or use extra player as "ball buddy" to keep player busy.
-Keep it simple. Don't use big fancy words.
-Fake it. If you had a bad day at work and you are not enthusiastic about being at practice then you have to fake it.
-If a drill or activity is not working, don't be afraid to change it or even stop it all together.

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Soccer Coaching Basics

We have created alot of different PDF's to help soccer coaches with everyday task. Most are printable and easy to use.

Player Safety

We have created an easy to use, basic list of of the rules.

Coaching Skills

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