Posts Tagged: 2017

Soccer Players Natural Development Stages

22 May 2017 by koachkarl in categories Coaching Youth Soccer Tips, Small Sided Soccer and tagged , , , , ,

1.  DEPENDENT (Pre-Teens) Able to cooperate with one or two friends and teammates. Minimal or No soccer background. They need others to learn from. Are essentially self-oriented You are their Role Model! “You” (coach) teach me.   2.  INDEPENDENT (Teen-years) Able to cooperate with four or five teammates. Becoming inner-directed. “I’ve played”, etc. Think they […]

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Potential ‘Ball Hogs’ in Youth Soccer

22 Dec 2016 by koachkarl in category Coaching Youth Soccer Tips and tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

portable soccer goals for Physical Education in schools

Three Stages in Youth Soccer Development Many youth soccer coaches complain that they have players who hang-on-to-the-ball too long and are afraid that they will end-up becoming ‘ball-hogs’. There is no need for them to worry because all players go through ‘three stages’ in their development. Top players go through the stages more rapidly than […]

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