Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Developing Skill Before Wins

One thing that we, here at SoccerTee, put first and foremost is the need of all players to strive for developing skills before the desire to win. This is detrimental to the ability of the player as they grow in the competitive playing world.
Through this article, Development first, winning second. How some youth coaches stunt player growth, we see many pros and cons how we should coach our young players and grow them into ball players that are skill enticed and win due to their fundamentals.
One of the most tragic things we can do to young players is push them beyond their limits at young ages and force winning upon them therefore when they are of age when the competition becomes real and means something then they have already lost their interest. It needs to be known in the coaching realm and even among parents in this society and culture that at such young ages it is perfectly fine for your players to jus

Friday, January 6, 2017

One Step at a Time

The idea is to take things one step at a time and slowly grow on each bit of information we teach our players.

In a recent article on SoccerNation called, An Ocean Will Drown a Seed, there were points made that greatly align with our SoccerTee values.

In this article, the author discusses how we as coaches cannot overwhelm our players with “oceans” of information for then we are just setting them up for more stress, anxiety, confusion, pressure, and failure. The idea is to take things one step at a time and slowly grow on each bit of information we teach our players. When we teach them one skill and then continue to grow on top of that, then you are letting them master one thing at a time and not forcing them to become an expert all at once.

The area that we believe us as coaches and parents struggle with the most is that we have all this built-up knowledge that we so desperately want to share to these eager players so we want to give them all of it at once because we are excited. But we must remember that in doing so that

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