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06-05-2002, 05:19 PM
I'm a coach for 12 yo boys. I have never played soccer and only spent one year coaching. Two of my players are from Columbia and one from Romania. They play much better than my US players. There is so much out there to read and study, but I don't what I should be looking for? I am taking coaching classes, but I'm not certain they are really helping. The organization I am with says I am doing a good job so they won't help. I am hoping I can get some feedback. There seems to be a lot going on that I am missing. On strategy - some coaches say in 11 v 11, play the goalie clear out of the box, others say keep him there. Any thoughts on this? Any ideas how to make my players stronger/more flexable in more constructive ways? I would give this job to someone else who is better at this, but right now, they don't have enough coaches as is. Thank you! :D
06-18-2002, 09:28 PM
Make it a bitch to do...and who quits...quits...but make sure they have fun b4 and after...
DO NOT give em breaks the hardness of a practice is truly inturapted and the award of a full workout is underapprectiated (just have the water inbetween the drill fields or give everyone a bottle begging of season)
Drills: You can play the two starters as nuetral players in any drilly you do...Or what i personally usually do with exceptional athletes is throw em in goalie during practice and let the goalie take a break...mostly cause i want him to carry the team by playing to their strengths not his own...
07-15-2002, 07:18 PM
Well lets see.......since you have never played before there is alot to learn...but u have alot of guts to be doing this...what i would do is....get alot of help from those 2 kids you menitoined they problay know alot about soccer and how to improve skills...reading wont help as much as you think....find someone that knows the game to come help you out a couple or practices...hope this helps
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