A key consideration in lesson planning should be: “Will the players be engaged and enjoy the session?” That may seem like an obvious goal when coaches plan training sessions but on many occasions that is not the case. On many occasions training becomes “coach-centric” instead of “player-centric” and sessions are designed because they are “coach favorites” or are easier for the coaching staff to manage, rather than being effective for the players being taught.Read More
For a coach to earn the respect of the players on his team, especially if working with young or teenage athletes, he must embrace several principles throughout every encounter and interaction that he may have with one or all of the members on the team. These principles are pivotal to the coach’s success in enlisting the players’ attention, engaging their active participation and entrusting them to always strive to give their best efforts in any practice or game. Through each principle, the players become more motivated and enthusiastic about the “sports experience”.Read More
This short defensive video shows players how to position themselves goal side of players both near the ball and on the weak side of the field.
This is one of five videos used in the 15 minute Marking Goal Side MySoccerIQ course.Read More