Youth soccer coaching tips
Motivate and encourage your players to learn new soccer skills and develop their natural abilities with the simple youth coaching trick of injecting fun into soccer training and match times.
Key soccer coaching tips for teamwork
- If young players don’t enjoy training and playing, then what is the point of playing the game? Remember, part of your role as a youth soccer coach is to make training sessions and matches fun!
- Sooner or later, if youngsters aren’t enjoying their soccer (football), they will stop playing or lose motivation at training sessions.
- At a young age there is so much for young players to learn that enjoyment shouldn’t be a problem.
- It’s often been said that winning is a habit. So is having fun. When it comes to youth soccer coaching, both habits are closely related.
What to say to your players:
- “First things first. Enjoy your soccer coaching sessions.”
- “Enjoy perfecting basic soccer skills and learning new ones. Don’t get hung up on winning or losing in matches.”
- “Just focus – like the young professionals at Premiership Academies – on improving little by little, and enjoying playing soccer (football) every step of the way.”
- “Always enjoy training, and enjoy winning when you can. You’ll have earned it.”
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