Tag: fun

  • 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…

  • Referees Are Teachers Too

    When referees are involved in games whose players, coaches, and fans are new to the sport, they should also assume the role of teacher and educator for everyone.

  • \’Adopt-a-College-Soccer-Player\’ Program

    A \’Adopt-a-College-Player\’ program will benefit youth soccer players, the soccer Club/League, the local College/University, the Club/League coaches, and the college/university player.

  • Adopt-a-High-School-Soccer-Player Program

    Parents, who would you rather have train your child\’s U8 soccer team? A 40-year-old ex-professional soccer player or a Junior from the local high school soccer team? How would your 7-year-old answer the same question? This post examines the tremendous benefits if the second option is chosen. Everyone will win!

  • Memorable, Fun, and Age-Appropriate Rituals

    Tired of inconsistent play and loses to weaker teams, the coaching staff allowed its team to be de-cursed. The team has not lost since. More importantly, the players will remember this fun and memorable ritual for years to come.

  • Fun Practice Alternative: Kickball

    The same old practice routine can get old. To spice things up, play a game of kickball. Besides it being a lot of fun, players will be working on and improving their first-touch and dribbling skills.