Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Soccer Coaching:Tips On Building A Winning Team



Lets accept this, soccer coaching is termed successful only when the team becomes victorious. Here are some tips to reduce the undesirable activity of adding new players to the team from time to time.

Get to know your players: in the position of a coach, you must know what qualities each players possesses. But, what other things you know other than this? You must therefore try to have a greater understanding of your players that will improve your ability to integrate and encourage them.

By initiating an effort to get to know the player, beyond their soccer skills, will give you a better understanding of their wider motivations.

Players do think about what you know, when they have a feeling of what you think about them. Make each new player fill a form that asks them questions about their lives. And then use that information once you have it. This leads to efficient teams and better communication.

Make use of senior players in your team: make pairs of new and experienced players in soccer drills. This will help the new players feel less like strangers and will help them quickly learn the values and behaviors expected of and exhibited by the team. After that, take the opinion of the senior players as to how are new players performing.

Team meetings: When it comes to soccer coaching, give new players the opportunity to work with other players in small groups to share their views on a particular issue, for example match strategy. When there is regular discussion between the players, it leads to better relationships in the team. However, it is obvious that players will spend more time with some players than others.

Give time to adjust: As a coach, help the new player by letting them know in advance, or even discussing on a one-to-one basis, what they will be required to observe and comment on. This will leave sufficient time with the new players to prepare for the approaching meetings.

In this manner, a new player feels proud that his views are also being given importance.

Create opportunities to avoid grouping within players: Dampen formation of groups by splitting up players to in different factions or on different teams in soccer training. From time to time, keep changing the combination of new and experienced players so each player gets to mingle with everyone in team.

Roles and responsibilities: Make everyone aware so that a new player understands his role within the team and the responsibilities that accompany it. One useful exercise for clarifying responsibilities is to list all the responsibilities a player has in a specific position and then asking the player to carry them out.

Clarify the discrepancies (if any) so that the role can be understood and accepted by the player.

Through these soccer coaching tips, you will make drills a fun-filled experience and help the kids reach their potential too. In order to be more resourceful, full of knowledge, and gain tips and techniques, enroll for our youth soccer coaching community.


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