The effectiveness of a soccer training session is greatly hinged on the coaches intensity, execution, explanation, expectations, communication with the players, and time spend on an activity. However, the most important piece of making an effective soccer training session is to make it competitive and game like by paying attention to the details.
Whether you have recently volunteered to coach youth soccer to spend time with your kids or because your child’s team desperately needs a coach you must understand that you have taken on a large task and you have plenty of work to do behind the scenes to ensure the perfect season. You have just taken on the job of teaching young kids the most popular sport in the world.
Some coaches are skeptical when they are asked to coach their child’s soccer team. The fear lies in the unknown. There are some important tips that will make your first time as a soccer coach a pleasant one for players, parents, and most of all you.
Team and player evaluation is a large part of being a successful soccer coach. From evaluating team and players abilities, we are able to focus in on our teams strengths and weaknesses and structure our training sessions around these findings. Evaluating a team should be done at all events, and is easiest done in match situations, or even better when done during training sessions.