Firstly, welcome to the Soccer Coaching Blog!
If you are a volunteer youth soccer coach who stepped up and decided to coach your kid’s soccer team, then firstly let me say a big “Thank You” on behalf of the world’s most beautiful game.
I’ve been blessed to be involved in soccer my entire life and it’s been an absolute pleasure to play, coach and referee the game.
And then I started to coach my son’s U6 AYSO soccer team…and that was the most stressful time I’ve ever spent on the soccer field!
So my hat’s off to you. You took on the challenge of coaching youth soccer and maybe you haven’t ever played or coached the game before. If I found it stressful, I can’t imagine how tough it has been for you.
So that’s why I started the Soccer Coaching Blog. My goal is to help you plan your soccer practices in a matter of minutes, get out there on the field and enjoy yourself as you try to herd a bunch of cats and help them fall in love with the game.
Each week I will post articles and videos that will help simplify the game and give you tools, tips and techniques to coach recreational youth soccer. You’re not going to turn your team into the next FC Barcelona, but you just might learn from me how to keep the game simple and help your soccer players learn the fundamentals of soccer.
I’m not a big believer in soccer drills. I try to avoid using flags, cones or any kind of equipment for that matter. I learned to play soccer on the streets and in the parks with a ball and jackets for the goalposts… simple and beautiful.
So, please be an active participant in the Soccer Coaching Blog. Leave comments, ask questions, challenge me and share your “A ha” moments too.
Again, thank you for coaching youth soccer.