- No matter what age or skill level – we are teaching children to play a game!
- Children come in all sizes, shapes, athletic, mental and emotional abilities.
- Children love to be active; action is one of the main attractions to soccer.
- Children develop at different rates physically, mentally and emotionally.
- Every child should be treated equally and with respect.
- Expect simple good manners from all children.
- Soccer is fast, fun and physically demanding.
- Let the children enjoy the game.
- The game will be the teacher!
Your players need you to:
- Look for aspects to praise.
- Be helpful, encouraging and supportive.
- Give them examples of excellent behavior.
- Emphasize players first and winning second.
- Give them a clear idea of the behavior expected.
- Praise good behavior quickly and show that adults value it
- This will be their only childhood.
- Children are easily led and anxious to please.
- Children do not mean to make mistakes.
- Making mistakes is a necessary part of Teaching!
Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this article and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You..!
Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)
- Emeritus Director of Coaching – California Youth Soccer Assoc. 1979-2012
- Author – Internationally Published FUNdamental SOCCER Books Series
- Producer – highly acclaimed ‘FUNdamental SOCCER -Practice’ DVD.
- Clinician at: www.fundamentalsoccer.com
Ordering Portable Soccer Goals for Practice
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