Posts Tagged With: coaching

Practice Curriculum for 11 & 12 Year Old Soccer Team

September 6th, 2016

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Tweet In last week’s post, I covered a practice curriculum for nine and ten year olds, along with a few reminders to keep in mind during your practice time. Now it’s on to the eleven and twelve year olds. As previously stated, the curriculum below may be too advanced, it may not push your team […]


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What Is Over Coaching And How Can We Prevent It?

August 22nd, 2016

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Tweet What is over coaching? Excessive input from the coach while the players are playing in such a way that the coach’s input becomes debilitating to the player’s ability to perform to the best of her ability and stifles her development. In short, the coach is playing instead of the player, making all of her […]


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How to Use S.W.O.T. for Player Evaluations

June 28th, 2016

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Tweet The off season is a great time to provide much needed feedback to the players. Often, the more informal nature of the game this time of year lends itself to the chance to talk directly with players about their progress. This can often be done by meeting with a few players before and after each […]


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Comparing Coaching Methods

June 6th, 2016

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Tweet As we approach another season of coaching, I thought it would be appropriate to have a discussion on coaching methodology.  How we choose to teach has a huge impact on the player’s development. At the young ages, our main goal should be to instill a high level of enjoyment for the game, and to […]


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