Category: Small Sided Soccer

Soccer Scoring Blowouts: A Primer on How Not to Run up the Score

I really do not know how to begin this article.  I suppose I could begin with pithy statements about how demoralizing soccer scoring blowouts can be but I won’t (of course I just did).  What is more important is that you, the coach, know how to prevent a blowout with dignity.  In the list below … Continued

Farpost Soccer Goals: Preventing Lopsided Scores #2

This is a tough one…how do we prevent lopsided scoring and soccer goals without hurting either team? I have been on both sides. The first thing I would suggest is to make sure your team is playing in an appropriate league or tourney bracket level. That means the coach needs a good understanding and is … Continued

Necessities to Run a Successful Soccer Practice

To function as teammates and opponents, Take into consideration, the number at practice , age,  and skill level. Weaker Players: -Work with ball -Large field -Less opponents Stronger Players:  -With/without ball                        -Smaller field       -More opponents Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send … Continued

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

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