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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Development over Winning

From a youth soccer coach:

My firm belief is that if you prioritize teaching fundamentals, the results will come. Why? Because 90+% of youth coaches don't spend their time teaching fundamentals. If you prioritize winning over development, "your team" may win but your players will lose.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Silent Saturdays

As a coach and parent, there are times that you'll want to be more engaged in the game when watching your kids play on the field.   We understand that you are challenged.    Take the challenge, watch the game and do no more.  

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cool Roster Spreadsheet System

Coach Roster Management

While looking around web to see what tools are out there with regards to "positive charting", I found this page by accident. I checked out the "lineup" tab where this particular spreadsheet has some automation. All you need to do is to initial list the names of players in the "Master List". The next step is for you to choose the positions. The spreadsheet will then auto list the positions in a 4-4-2 formation by AYSO quarter breaks.

Here is the link:

Friday, August 23, 2013

Reyna Development Over Winning

The following video is a presentation made by Claudio Reyna, US Soccer Youth Technical Director at the 2011 US Soccer Summit introducing key priorities for developing players.

If you go to this link, at this point in the presentation, Claudio Reyna goes over one of the components of the AYSO Coaching Metholodgy as it is following the US Soccer recommendations for Youth Soccer.

Choose the Right Formation

  • No right or wrong formation
  • Based on your team's speed, ability, endurance, field size, speed, and ability of opponents
  • Experiment in training and scrimmages
Watch the US Soccer Interview with Jurgen Klinsman where he discusses these concepts with the development of Youth Soccer.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring 2013 Game Schedules

Note: Click on schedule to view.