5 Tips For Effective Demonstrations In Coaching

5 Tips For Effective Demonstrations In Coaching

Demonstrations are accessible to all types of learners because something that is seen, is a lot easier to digest then receiving the same information verbally. Being able to see the skill live, allows the player to store a picture of what you want in their memory and replay it until they learn it themselves.To deliver good demonstrations there are various techniques that a coach should consider.

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Teaching Running Efficiency — The Rhythmic Stride Pattern Approach

Teaching Running Efficiency — The Rhythmic Stride Pattern Approach

Rhythmic Stride Pattern Running is a simple approach to the study of soccer movement skills of individual athletes. Based on these initial skills, training of athletes to gain running efficiency on which to build soccer-specific speed is our mission.

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Brazilian Passing and Receiving Exercises - Sideways on Soccer

Brazilian Passing and Receiving Exercises - Sideways on Soccer

Having studied Brazilian soccer I have been impressed with two things; Their angled passing style of play and the sideways on aspect of their play. Their ability to disguise a pass by “front foot” passing These exercises are designed to incorporate each of these characteristics into our players.

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How to Set Up Fundraising for a Soccer Program

How to Set Up Fundraising for a Soccer Program

If you are involved in some sort of youth soccer program, rather for younger children or teens, you likely have faced the prospect of raising money. Many people consider fundraising a drag. They also do not necessarily know what route to take in order to raise funds for a soccer program. With this in mind, there are some essential elements that you need to bear in mind when it comes to the business of raising money for a youth soccer program.

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Peripheral Vision Coaching Session

Peripheral Vision Coaching Session

The following activity can be used to improve the overall game awareness of individuals within a team concept. This session is an indicator of how quickly players recognize the “correct run off the ball” by a teammate and consequently they make the “correct pass”.

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Non-Impact Conditioning

Non-Impact Conditioning

For conditioning sessions that are 20 minutes or more, consider using a bike, elliptical, or rower (my personal favorite).  All of these modalities will help you build the aerobic base you are looking for while saving your and many times it’s even more effective than running. You can get all of the same benefits of running and build a strong aerobic base while saving your body. 

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How to Become Better in Football by Playing Foosball

How to Become Better in Football by Playing Foosball

People often think that playing foosball is a fun recreation and a good reason to hang with your family and friends. Yes, foosball is all that, but there is much more to foosball than just entertainment and having fun. In this article I will show you how you can improve your skills to become a better football player with the highly addictive game of foosball.

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4 Tips For Effective Learning in Youth Soccer

4 Tips For Effective Learning in Youth Soccer

To create innovative player’s in youth soccer, we need environments that allow them to be innovative. This is very difficult to achieve if you are using traditional methods of coaching, that include children standing in lines and the coach continually giving instructions on when, where and how to perform their skills. Here are some suggestions on how we can accelerate the player’s learning in youth soccer.

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Introduction to Training for Agility

Introduction to Training for Agility

For effective soccer play, athletes must be able to keep their bodies under control in small spaces and during change of direction. It is important to start with proper biomechanics of footwork and multi-directional movement. Once players have mastered the mechanics, they should work to build foot speed, acceleration and coordination. Finally, add linear, lateral and change of direction movements.

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The Benefits of Music with Soccer Practices

The Benefits of Music with Soccer Practices

One tactic that a soccer coach can employ to enhance participation in and benefits from pre-practice drills and workouts is the use of music in the process. There are a number of ways in which music incorporated into pre-practice player routines are beneficial. Indeed, more often than not, the full spectrum of benefits delineated in this article are realized when a coach incorporates music into drills and workouts prior to a soccer team hitting the field.

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Soccer is a Sideways on Sport

Soccer is a Sideways on Sport

Baseball, cricket, boxing and golf are all sideways on sports. Baseball players, cricketers and boxers are sideways on because they are one sided, right or left handed. This is not the only reason they are sideways on, however. Players have much less capacity to shift weight if they are flat footed and standing square. Shifting weight from back foot to front foot is one of the secrets to impact power. This is true of soccer players also but the reason we call this section “Sideways On” is because soccer is a 360 degree sport with high levels of activity going on all around the players and they need as wide a scope of vision as possible. Being sideways on gives soccer players the ability to see a comprehensive field of view and gives them many more choices than if they were facing the wrong way receiving a straight pass.

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Soccer – A Thinking Game

Soccer – A Thinking Game

There rarely seems to be a happy medium. Soccer players over-think. Soccer players under-think. When they do think, they can tend to think about the wrong things. Yet thinking is a skill that’s important. It determines how you feel – and how you feel influences how you perform. Of course what different players think and how different players think varies, but the common denominator seems to be thinking…every single time!

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