This drill allows players to think quickly to find the easiest way to open space or an open goal. Players can score on either goal and must utilize critical thinking in a fast paced environment. This drill works on being aggressive to the ball, quality/aggressive first touch, soccer moves and fakes, dribbling, and shooting. Give it a try, I guarantee your players will love it!
Being involved in the game for over 30 years as a player, parent, coach, administrator, and fan, I have an appreciation and passion for the game of soccer. Since my early playing days, soccer has always been a part of my life. It has brought many great friends, memories, and life lessons as well as pain, frustrations, and disappointments. This game has changed my life in many ways, and mostly for the better. I enjoy being on the pitch in any capacity. Whether I am playing myself, coaching on the sidelines, or sitting in the stands as a fan or parent, I am constantly grateful for all this game has done for our youth, our community, our country, and the world.
Years ago when my children started playing, I watched the volunteer coaches do their best to teach kids the game. Some were great, some just good, and then some had no business working with kids. Instead of complaining or criticizing, I decided to step up and volunteer myself. The first few years were rough, my US Marine background came out and I acted more as a drill instructor than a coach. I was more focused on winning and gauged my success on the Win/Loss Column. As I grew as a coach, my philosophy changed as did my players performance and growth. I figured out how to teach, lead, and love each player. My mission of more Wins vs Losses turned in to how do I impact these young players, teach them, show I care, and help children grow at their own rate. Guess what happens when you do that? The Wins start outweighing the Losses. Players enjoy coming to practice, enjoy learning, and began growing, which in turn helps them gain a love for The Beautiful Game. This is why I coach!
This page is a gift back to the soccer community. It's a place for players, parents, other coaches, and soccer enthusiasts to gather, share their experiences, learn, and have fun. I am not the best coach in the world and I do not have all of the answers. I will not pretend to be the all knowing soccer genius here. I do have a passion for the game. I enjoy watching kids and families come together under our soccer umbrella. My goal for this page is to talk, share, listen, and experience the worlds most wonderful game with everyone willing to join in. I want to share my experiences and learn from you. My mission to "Have a positive lasting impact on today's youth" should be a mission for all. We can do it through this game, and I thank you for joining me on this journey. Enjoy!
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