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Team Management Articles for u8 Players

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Winning Over Player Development? [Basketball Video]

Yes, a basketball video – because the content is completely in parallel to soccer. Besides, sometimes we have to change our view to improve our vision. Stan VanGundy from the Miami Heat discussed the importance of skill development in our youngest players. No matter the sport, the principle remains the same: at our youth stage, […]

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Managing Volunteer Turnover (Part I in a 2 part series)

Volunteer turnover is a problem in almost every youth sports organization.  Most youth sports leagues are 501 (c) 3 non- profit organizations and rely heavily on volunteers to handle most mission critical tasks ranging from registration, communication, team building, board members and the list goes on. At Blue Sombrero, we work with thousands of youth […]

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Does He "Get It"?

How to Know if Your Soccer Players “Get it”

As coaches, the only way we can develop players from stage to stage is if we can build on what they’ve learned. No matter if it is tactics or technical – we have to be sure before we move on. As we rush to put on our training sessions and move through our ‘session plan’, […]

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Having fun at Soccer? (PopofAtticus)

Evaluating and Selecting Youth Soccer Coaches

Guest author and parent-coach, Barry Saltzman, takes an in-depth look at evaluating and selecting youth soccer coaches – and it’s impact on the game. He highlights some awesome resources for coaches and makes some excellent suggestions for teams and clubs to step out of their comfort zone to improve the game. Click to read about how you can improve your soccer program!

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My Personal Youth Soccer Coaching Philosophy

I’ve received a number of requests from readers to share my own personal coaching philosophy. These requests mostly came from the article about “How to Develop a Coaching Philosophy” as well as people who signed up to receive our free soccer coaching book. This is my letter of introduction to the parents of a competitive U11 soccer team. It also weaves my coaching philosophy throughout.

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Are you Facebook Friends with Your Players?

Missouri recently passed a law prohibiting teachers from friending their students or communicating with them in a private manner: text, email or social media platforms. While the teachers union is appealing the law, it brought to light a question for soccer coaches, “What is an appropriate relationship to have with your players?” and “How do you avoid the appearance of impropriety?”

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It's Good, yah?

A Soccer Coach’s Cheat Sheet to Saying “Great Job!”

As soccer coaches, we’re always trying to provide inspiration and encouragement to our players. Unfortunately, we can end up sounding like a broken record. Finding the right words to individually and enthusiastically tell your players that they’re on the right track can be harder than you think. Here’s our cheat sheet to say, “Great Job!”

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Do you have Messi's Creativity? (Photo: Tpower1978)

Creativity in Soccer; It is Child’s Play Really

I’ve been reading about the current lack of creativity in soccer players in the press. Coaching, it seems, has focussed heavily on the technical, tactical and physical development of players for the last few years. However there seems to have been little done to enhance creativity, innovation and flair. Where’s the flair?

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How to Deliver A Proper Soccer Training Session

The core responsibility of a soccer coach lies in delivering amazing soccer training sessions that develop the individual players and team. Taking the time to prepare is one thing, but knowing how to prepare is another. Learn how to deliver a proper training session!

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Soccer Philoshopy

Developing a Soccer Coaching Philosophy to Vault you to Success

The role of a soccer coach goes beyond being a good teacher of technical skills and tactical formations. A great soccer coach is about helping your players achieve their dreams and goals. At Soccer Classroom, we adhere to a “player first” mentality, where coaches facilitate the learning and where players are the stars of the show. Developing a coaching philosophy is central to creating a successful experience for your players and team.

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