Tips For Coaching Soccer

Posted: October 12, 2015 in Real Estate

Coaching soccer can be a rewarding experience and allow you to give back to your community. Michael Yanko knows how important it is to support youth programs and that is why he has proudly coached OMM soccer for over 10 years. If you are considering coaching a soccer team in your community or city, consider these tips to make it a positive experience for everyone.

Make It Fun

Whether you are teaching young kids or adults, the point in playing a sport is to have fun and enjoying yourself. Find a way to make your soccer practices fun. Get creative and think of new ways to teach certain skills and games that can also help players learn more about soccer.

Be Positive

Always stay positive for and about your team. Being a coach can sometimes be stressful, especially if you don’t win or your team doesn’t play to their full potential. It is important to stay positive and focus on the things your players did right. Offer constructive criticism to help your team.

Start With the Basics

No matter how experienced your team is, it is important to go back to the basics during your first few practices. Focusing on the basics will help you players develop core skills that will help them at all stages of soccer.

Encourage Each Player

Not all players will have the same skills or be good at the same things. Find what each player is good at and help him or her develop their skills. You may need to switch some players in and out of different positions to find what works best for the players and the team.

Coaching soccer is never easy but it is definitely worth the time. Nothing compares to watching your team succeed and each player grow into a better athlete.


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