Typically the amount of time given for a soccer practice is what’s available after school or fit between other activities. When it comes to the length of a soccer practice, it’s probably to break down the ages of the children as each age group has different attention spans and natural endurance capabilities. Keep in mind […]
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How to Structure Indoor Recreational Soccer Practice for U8
You have one practice before your games begin. You’ve got to make the best use of your time, resources, and players. Unless the players are 3-4 year olds, forget getting creative, focus on skill-building and teamwork. Indoor soccer is highly structured time-wise. You are scheduled for an hour and when that hour is done, you’re […]
Coaching the Special Needs Child in U10 Soccer
You’ve just found out that one of your players is severely allergic to peanuts and another has asthma which is mostly controlled. Coaching the special needs child is just like coaching the rest of the team except with a few special accommodations. Peanut, Tree Nut, and Milk Allergy Food allergies are more prevalent, so chances […]
I Volunteered to Coach Soccer: Now What Do I Do?
Facing a team of expectant players ready for instruction can be daunting, but don’t panic. Here’s a quick primer: Set up a parent meeting. This is fine over the phone or email. Email makes life easy as you can attach the practice and game schedules, team roster, confirm contact information, and other policy guidelines. Reiterate […]