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A Referee’s Perspective on Sideline Coaching by Farpost Soccer Goals

As a professional Soccer Goals company, the team at Farpost Goals knows it’s important to consider a game from a referee’s perspective, coaches are permitted to provide tactical instructions to their players during the game. Unfortunately in many youth games the most common “tactical” instruction heard from coaches on the field by the players (and … Continued

Active Soccer Coaching or Passive on the Sidelines?

My experience has been similar. I also have witnessed both active soccer coaching and the passive sideline coach . I also have been instructed not to coach during games or during practice scrimmages. I also have been an active and a passive sideline coach at times. Here is my take on the situation. Active Soccer … Continued

Soccer Goal Company Shares Cures for Sideline Coaching

As a soccer goal company, the team at Farpost understands that it can be hard to combat the horrible, anxious gnawing that eats away at you when your team is not playing like you planned. The whole game keeps changing with the movement of the ball. Your instructions are being ignored or not heard, understood … 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

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