Tag: communication

  • Want to Get Noticed at a Tryout? Try a Bicycle Kick

    The key to a soccer tryout is to get noticed, preferably for something good. One sure what to get noticed and turn heads is to perform a successful bicycle kick.

  • Simple Tips that will Significantly Impact Games

    I have written 20 articles for coaches who tend to over-coach, place too much importance on the X\’s and O\’s, and don\’t let their players go out and have fun and make mistakes. Since the articles were written during the first few months of the blog, they don\’t get the visibility they deserve. The articles…

  • Making Players More Vocal

    Most young players are not vocal on the soccer field. This is natural. However, the sooner they become more vocal, the better players they will become. After all, soccer is much more than just kicking the ball around and scoring goals.

  • Players: Be Vocal at Tryouts

    Communication is a critical soccer component. During tryouts, players should not hesitate or be afraid of being vocal, as long as the communication is positive. Rewards will usually come to those who are vocal.

  • Improving Throw-ins: Putting it All Together (part 4 of 4)

    A successful throw-in strategy and philosophy relies on movement along with checking-in, thrower awareness, and accurate throws. On most throw-ins, the thrower should have a minimum of three teammates open to receive the throw.

  • Fun Practice Alternative: Chess

    What do chess and soccer have in common? Quite a bit. Many of the skills that are required to be a good chess player carry over nicely to the soccer field: planning ahead and understanding and studying the opponent are just two examples. Plus, having several \’chess\’ practices throughout the season will be a nice…

  • Fun Practice Alternative: Ultimate Soccer

    Frisbees at a soccer practice? Sure, why not! Ultimate Soccer which is similar to Ultimate Frisbee, can teach soccer players about open spaces, playing with the head up, communication, and is a fun way to get and stay in shape.

  • Good Captain Examples

    A number of qualities go into being a good captain. Athletic ability, good sportsmanship, and looking out and caring for teammates are some qualities that are highlighted in the following examples. It would be great if others shared their examples.

  • 2-3 Goal Difference Per Game: Communication

    Player communication amongst each other is a must-have in soccer. All the good players and teams constantly talk to one another. \”Keep\” and \”Man On\” are 2 terms that players should start using right away.