One day the
gaffer of my young son's soccer team either retired or just
gave up ( I can't remember which) and the club approached the
parents for a volunteer to run the team. For some reason, I
put my hand up and - hey presto! - I was a youth soccer coach!
to make my first training sessions fun and effective but they
were hard work and not a little stressful.
remember having problems with
discipline and I
wasn't too sure how to teach
the basic soccer skills. To be honest, I felt like giving
reading loads of
books and manuals
and checking out dozens of websites, I
began to realise where I was going wrong.
I made a few
simple changes to the way I
managed my football coaching sessions and
straightaway they became more productive and enjoyable for
everyone - including me!
In an attempt
to help other people who suddenly find themselves in charge of
a youth soccer team, I've collected together all of the information that I've ever found useful and published
it on this site.
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