"Coaching Kids Soccer - A guide for the soccer coach teaching U6-U12 soccer."
Coaches often ask these types of questions when jumping into coaching kids soccer?
Coaches, why should players should learn how to dribble first and learn how to pass the soccer secondly?
My team can't pass the soccer ball very well or at all! How do I teach young players good passing technique?
Why does the soccer ball just bounce away when the kids try to control the ball?
How do we get younger players to strike the soccer ball with good technique in order to take goal kicks, corners or just score goals?
What is the importance of teaching in small sided game formats when coaching young players during soccer practice.
Lastly, why should a coach teach juggling to kids?
soccer's goal is to help the novice coach, academy coach or the coach
that just wants to add to his or her knowledge base. All these little soccer topics can be mastered when the kids master their soccer techniques.
Coaches can get information on how to teach the players to dribble, pass, kick, juggle and strike the soccer ball with the correct soccer techniques.
Soccer skills and small sided games go hand in hand. The kids that improve technique and learn how to use the skill in the small sided games will show improvement in their soccer games.
Here are some common issues that all coaches face.
How to set up a season depending on the age group you are coaching.
How to educate parents on the game of soccer.
Coaching soccer skills that translate into the success in game situations?
Making skills sessions fun so the players learn in a fun, challenging way.
How to teach players in small sided games, so they get the ball more. This helps enhance fun, skill and reading the game.
played the game? Learn how to make an effective demonstration or find
someone who can help you demonstrate. Painting a picture is key to
How to coach, sub, and motivate on game day.
I have developed my own philosophy to deal with these topics over 20 years of training soccer teams. I have learned how to handle all these situations through trial and error. I hope this website helps you as a coach avoid some of these trials.