Individual technical & skill development are critical for the players’ development. It gives them confidence on the field. Understanding the game, decision-making, and soccer awareness creates a complete player.
Finding the right coach for personal training was a very important step in this direction. Sports training is not one and done, but rather a continuous and long-term process. The relationship with a personal coach needs to be and should be approached as long term as well.
Unfinished business is a positive spin on the construct of “failure”. True failure occurs only rarely, such as outright giving up. Most times, it is a matter of figuring out what went right (always start with a positive) and what needs to be fixed, and then trying again.
How you as a parent can tell if a coach is actually coaching your son or daughter.
At school I was always about 5 metres away from a soccer ball. If I didn’t have one in my bag, then my mates did. If we weren’t in lessons, we were on the school tennis courts with our bags as goalposts, scuffing up my trainers. I went through a pair every couple of Read more about Has the concept of Play been truly lost in America?[…]
We’ve all been there. Laid out a few cones. Told our athletes how the drill works. And they’re doing it. They’re focused, they’re enjoying the drill, they hit some good shots and do things successfully. Parents are looking on at little Johnny because he’s playing so well. Awesome – we’re coaching! Job done! Well unfortunately Read more about Be Honest, Are You Organising Or Coaching?[…]
Here’s some brief insight into what, why, and when to eat. How you do it is your call. Like most things, this will depend on your goals. If you have performance-related goals, eating before and after exercise is critical. If you’re just recreationally active, you probably don’t need to be all that concerned about this stuff, as long Read more about Eating Before, During, & After Exercise[…]
One of our favorite topics to discuss here on the blog is overtraining: it’s so bad for athletes, and it’s so avoidable. And it’s especially bad in younger athletes. They just aren’t developed enough physically or psychologically to adequately respond to and recover from overtraining. It’s estimated that as many as 30% of adolescent athletes Read more about IN YOUNG ATHLETES, OVERTRAINING MAY BE AS MUCH MENTAL AS PHYSICAL[…]