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 Coaching Soccer Drills: Secrets Revealed 
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Coaching Soccer Drills: Secrets Revealed
by: Andre Botelho

I don't know a thing about you, but I'll bet that it is necessary that you look at some common teaching suggestions before starting out with the coaching soccer drills. During soccer practice, focus on a specific objective like kids must have loads of fun in the game as it benefits both the coach and the players.

At this time, it’s essential to follow your goal and not feel distracted by other things. I therefore recommend that you decide on more specific objectives for yourself and your soccer team. Some examples are; focus on player’s individual soccer skills, promote the importance of their physical fitness, and help them grow into mature, professional, and sporting soccer players.

It is your duty to set reasonably high standards for players in relation to sportsmanship. Encourage attitudes like fair play, team spirit, and sportsmanship. In addition to the above goals, you are free to set as many goals as your feel necessary while teaching soccer to your team.

Winning is another important concept that I'd like to emphasize in coaching youth soccer. When you coach your kids, you must instill an open concept of winning in their minds. Make them understand that so long as their play is up to the mark, they are the winners, irrespective of the final outcome.

This will take away the pressure off the kids and they'll focus more on playing their best game rather than just winning it.

It’s important that your instructions during coaching soccer drills are to the point and exact for players to fetch expected results. There are some clear dos and don'ts in soccer on which the players must be taught before you go ahead with your coaching sessions. The variation between coaching and teaching is prominent because coaching deals with a bunch of players who already play soccer pretty well.

In coaching drills, it is great idea to first demonstrate to the kids about 5 to 6 times a specific drill and then let it do it themselves. It is because kids have a tendency to learn quickly by watching than by listening. If you try to explain everything as a lecture, they may not get it. Relatively, they imitate perfectly.

Consequently, at all possible times, give a demonstration.

Last but by no means the least; keep your players active with several purposeful activities. This holds even bigger importance when the weather is not conducive to a regular session. It is well known that the kids love playing in the rain. So, instead of revoking the session, it makes more sense to find alternative ways to let them have fun.

Just keep in mind that the kids should be wearing additional protective gear in such weather.

Now get out there and start incorporating these teaching suggestions into your practice sessions. You will be surprised by the results.

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