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 How To Coach Soccer: 8 Things You Must Know 
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How To Coach Soccer: 8 Things You Must Know
by: Andre Botelho

Ever wondered how a few handy tips on how to coach soccer could prove immensely useful in developing an impressive soccer team? If no, then go on reading this for effective and simple tips, tricks, soccer approaches, practice drills, physical fitness, balanced diet, and everything that a player and a coach needs to know.

This article shares some key points along with broad approaches for a coach, to create a winning team.

1. Carefully plan the soccer coaching drills: Before each training session, give requisite instructions to the kids. But ensure that only a limited time is spent on this activity. For example: The time taken in giving out instructions should not exceed 5 to 7 minutes if the practice session is for 30 minutes.

2. Once they start performing the drills, get out of the picture and let them enjoy the game. Take note of the mistakes being made and address them afterwards or during the breaks. If you stop them in between the session, it’ll kill their enjoyment.

3. Introduce variety in your drills: One of the most popular and tested tactic is to introduce variety in practice sessions so that the players look forward to each and every session with eagerness. You can make them perform different activities like jogging, biking, or weight or fitness training in addition to their usual drills.

4. Divide players into small groups: Divide the players into small groups when you have to train all the players together and they are pretty large in number. Also, when teaching soccer, you must keep a watch on the activities and progress of each group.

You must ensure that every players gets recognition and that they also talk to each other.

5: Feedback is essential but should be carefully imparted: While talking to kids about it, give a thought to their age and mental capacities. What you understand about how to coach soccer is greatly influenced by your wisdom about the playing capabilities of the kids.

6. Communication is crucial: Share your joy and admiration about the achievements of the kids and pat them on their back when they finish things as desired. This will fill them up with confidence and motivate them to reach even higher.

7. Listen well: Every now and then, kids may come up with ideas that are dazzling only if you care to listen to them. Motivate the kids to be frank. If you befriend the kids, they learn soccer skills at a fast pace and also enjoy more.

8. Once the kids reach a given level of difficulty, go ahead and increase it. There is no harm in testing the capabilities of the young players and also present a few challenges.

These tricks have been generally accepted and have given fruitful results. It is probably the best way to project how to coach soccer concept since it not only helps you as a coach but also presents factors that relate to the success of a team.

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