Author: koachkarl

An Anology for Youth Soccer Players

…Would children become proficient at playing a computer game if…   …an adult decided for them which game they would enjoy playing the most?   …they were given a ‘new’ game to play each time they sat down at the computer?   …they had to read the manual and know all the applicable rules before … Continued

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Youth Soccer Teaching Tips: What We Need To Teach In Defending!

Train Toward:  ALL players becoming immediate Defenders when our team losses ball possession!   FIVE HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DEFENDING PLAYERS FUNdamental SOCCER THEMES…   Five R’s for DEFENDING TECHNIQUES 1.  Read the Game (Glance) 2.  Run to Defend  (1st Block the Goal then Pressure the Ball) 3.  Ready Stance (Sideways-on 4.  Reject Advancement (Delay) … Continued

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Youth Soccer Playing Tips: WHAT WE NEED TO TEACH IN ATTACKING!

Train toward: ALL players becoming immediate Attackers when team gains ball possession!   FIVE HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE ATTACKING PLAYERS FUNdamental SOCCER THEMES…               Five R’s for Attacking Techniques 1.  Read the Game (Glance) 2.  Run to Attack       (Move) 3.  Receive the ball  (1st Touch) 4.  Retain the ball   (Dribble) 5.  Release the ball … Continued

Forward Soccer Position

Forward(s) – What Should They Do   Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com Thank You..! Your FUNdamental, Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien) Emeritus Director of Coaching – California Youth Soccer Assoc. 1979-2012 … Continued

Midfielder(s) Soccer Position

Midfielder(s) – What Should They Do     Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com Thank You..! Your FUNdamental, Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien) Emeritus Director of Coaching – California Youth Soccer Assoc. … Continued

Backs Soccer Position

Backs – What Should They Do     Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com Thank You..! Your FUNdamental, Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien) Emeritus Director of Coaching – California Youth Soccer Assoc. … Continued

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GoalKeeper Soccer Position

The GoalKeeper – What Should They Do Younger age groups everyone should rotate into this position. Only position where mistakes become glaring need empathy. Final Notes:  Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com   Thank … Continued

Soccer Players Natural Development Stages

1.  DEPENDENT (Pre-Teens) Able to cooperate with one or two friends and teammates. Minimal or No soccer background. They need others to learn from. Are essentially self-oriented You are their Role Model! “You” (coach) teach me.   2.  INDEPENDENT (Teen-years) Able to cooperate with four or five teammates. Becoming inner-directed. “I’ve played”, etc. Think they … Continued

Soccer Coaching Tips

AS A SOCCER COACH YOU NEED TO BE… Patient Positive Prepared Proactive Productive Professional   TO COACH YOUR SOCCER PLAYERS NEED YOU TO… Display patience Show consistency Look for aspects to praise Help them understand the rules Be helpful, encouraging and supportive Give them examples of excellent behavior Give them examples of excellent technique Emphasize … Continued

YOU AND YOUR PLAYERS

Some Facts: 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 … Continued