Posts In Coaching

Practice Curriculum for 9 & 10 Year Old Soccer Team

August 29th, 2016

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Tweet The fall season is nearly upon us so I have included some curriculum ideas for each of the age levels. 9-10 year olds will be the 1st of 3 age group curriculums. I will be posting the 11-12 and 13-14 year old plans in the coming weeks. Of course, listing these out is a somewhat fearsome […]


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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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Getting the Most Out of Your Training Session

June 20th, 2016

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Tweet Being an accomplished player now requires that you take on another level of responsibility for yourself as an athlete. It is no longer enough to sheepishly admit to your coach that you are not fully ready for training, and that you have not made any investment in your own development besides the formal training […]


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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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A Guide to Dealing with Pushy Parents

June 2nd, 2016

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Tweet So you volunteered your time this year to coach someone else’s child; an act that most parents will appreciate and thank you for. However there will likely be some that won’t see it this way, and blinded by their love of their child, won’t understand why their son or daughter isn’t playing the crunch […]


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