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4 to 5 Year Old Soccer Players Profile

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

INDEPENDENCE LEVEL

  • They have no soccer background.
  • They need others to learn from.
  • You are their role model.
  • You must teach them.
  •  You must be PATIENT!

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Bones are immature
  • Rapid growth in large muscles.
  • Growth in height is more pronounced than weight.
  • Girls will be one year ahead in physical development.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

  • They need and want supervision of their activities.
  • They do not compete but merely imitate competition.
  • They exhibit sudden shifts in behavior from bad to good.
  • Boys will fight and wrestle – demonstrating masculinity.
  • They have a very difficult time cooperating with others.
  • Self-centeredness and boastfulness beginning to decline.
  • They enjoy group play – show preference for small groups.
  • Group members are continuously changing because of quarrels.
  • Boys and girls play together readily –but, for short period of time.
  • They want approval but do not seek it as actively as those who are younger.

INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT

  • They are interested in learning.
  • Playing soccer is stimulating for them.
  • Most know their right side from their left.
  • They like structure and are willing to apply rules.
  • They are aware of rules governing cooperative play – simple rules only.

UNDERSTANDING

  • Don’t bother placing them into positions – they will play bunch ball.
  • Gradually introduce them to play in larger groups – Begin with 1vs.1 game.
  • They will play at soccer by imitating rather than playing soccer.
  • They will play “Bunch Ball” and follow the ball wherever ‘it’ goes.
  • Games should not be too complex or too long in duration…

GENERAL IMPLICATIONS

  • Very short attention span – be Simple and Brief.
  • Provide full, physical participation for everyone.
  • They can learn to jump, skip, hop, chase and dodge.
  • Fun lies in kicking the ball rather than the distance or accuracy of the kick.
  • Opportunity to experiment with technique is more important to them than success in the technique.
  • They do not understand the concept of winning and will therefore believe everyone can win.
  • Soccer demands that the players be constantly moving; activities that force them to wait their turn are not recommended.

SOCCER IMPLICATIONS

  • PLAY SOCCER.
  • Be consistent in your practice session routine.
  • Give positive points of refinement to help self-improvement.
  • Assign homework on things that have been introduced.
  • Focus on teaching the 1 vs. 1 game.
  • PLAY SOCCER

Written and Submitted by

Koach Karl

(Karl Dewazien)

Necessities to Run a Successful Soccer Practice

Monday, August 14th, 2017

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Take into consideration, the number at practice , age,  and skill level.

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Weaker Players:

-Work with ball
-Large field
-Less opponents

    Stronger Players:

-With/without ball
-Smaller field
-More opponents

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Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

 


Ordering Portable Soccer Goals for Practice

If you are interested in getting portable aluminum soccer goals to start training following the shot for rebounds on, a good place to order from is Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd. Farpost Goals builds very high quality portable soccer goals that are used by clubs across North America. They are built for competitions and everyday training, making them a great asset for coaches. Visit Farpost’s online store to order yours.

If you have any questions or require any assistance in picking a soccer net for your coaching practice, please don’t hesitate to contact Farpost Goals.

Youth Soccer Teaching Tips: What We Need To Teach In Defending!

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Train Toward:  ALL players becoming immediate Defenders when our team losses ball possession!

 

FIVE HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DEFENDING PLAYERS

FUNdamental SOCCER THEMES…

 

Five R’s for DEFENDING TECHNIQUES

1.  Read the Game (Glance)

2.  Run to Defend  (1st Block the Goal then Pressure the Ball)

3.  Ready Stance (Sideways-on

4.  Reject Advancement (Delay)

5.  Regain Possession of the Ball (Poke or Tackle)

 

READ the GAME —  (Glance).

Memorize:  ‘Ball in flight  — Look left and right’.

 

Train toward:  Taking the eyes off the ball during the serve.

Seeing the present situation and anticipating future options.

 

RUN to Defend — To first block the Goal and then pressure the ball/opponent

 

Train toward:  Walking, Jogging or Sprinting at the appropriate time to help COVER.

READY STANCE instinctive position assumed when the opponent has the ball.

-BALANCED             – Playing on the balls of the feet, not flat footed

-MENTALLY ALERT – Ready to move in any direction

-SIDE-WAYS ON – Overplay to right or left shoulder to make play predictable

-THERE YOU GO – Force dribbler in direction you want him to go

 

Train toward:  Staying on your feet and shuffling sideways.

 

REJECT ADVANCEMENT – SHEPHERDING

-Forcing the 1st attacker to go in the direction you want him to go

-Moving the 1st attacker towards a less dangerous area or teammate

-defending 1/3 = force away from goal & toward the goal/touch lines

-midfield 1/3= force toward teammate and/or touchline

-attacking 1/3- force towards opponents goal

Train toward:  Knowing ‘when’ and ‘when not’ to Shepherd

REGAIN POSSESSION of the BALL  — POKING or TACKLING

 

–POKING– Faking and making attempts at the ball

-SLOW           – Slow down the dribbler

-LOW              –  Bend knees and go sideways into the Ready Stance

-FRONT FOOT- GO! – ‘Poker’ fakes and makes attempts at the ball

 

Train toward:  Making convincing attempts at the ball.

 

–TACKLING– Taking the ball away from the opponent  by

-SLOW           – Slow down the dribbler –get between the ball and the goal

-LOW              –  Bend knees and go sideways into the defensive stance

-FRONT FOOT – GO!  To the side of the ball –blocking side movement

-BACK FOOT- GO!  –  To the middle of the ball like a push pass

 

Train toward:  Making only shrewd and assured tackles.

defensive team tactics - soccer goals soccer tips

REMINDER – –

IT TAKES TIME TO LEARN EVERYTHING!

 

 

 

Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

 

 

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Youth Soccer Playing Tips: WHAT WE NEED TO TEACH IN ATTACKING!

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Train toward: ALL players becoming immediate Attackers when team gains ball possession!

 

FIVE HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE ATTACKING PLAYERS

FUNdamental SOCCER THEMES…

 

            Five R’s for Attacking Techniques

1.  Read the Game (Glance)

2.  Run to Attack       (Move)

3.  Receive the ball  (1st Touch)

4.  Retain the ball   (Dribble)

5.  Release the ball (Pass or Shoot)

 

 

READ the GAME —  (Glance).

Memorize:  ‘Ball in flight  — Look left and right’.

 

Train toward:  Taking the eyes off the ball during the serve.

Seeing the present situation and anticipating future options.

 

RUN in ATTACK – Positioning to help teammates and hinder opponents

Using either support runs, check runs or dummy runs.

 

Train toward:  Walking, Jogging or Sprinting at the appropriate time to SUPPORT the Attack.

RECEIVE the BALL …BRING BALL UNDER CONTROL  — 1st part of 2-touch play

-MEET IT! – Move into line of flight

-GREET IT! – Use the ‘Magic Hop’ to relax the cushioning body part

– Cushion the ball on contact

 

Train toward: Not letting any ball get by you.

Not letting any ball bounce!

 

RETAIN the BALL …KEEP BALL UNDER CONTROL  — 3 or more touch play

-MEET the opponent – Go straight at him and force him to defend.

-GREET the opponent – Use a fake/feint to get him off-balance

-BEAT the opponent – Explode past him taking advantage of fake/feint.

 

Train toward: Tap the ball and Glance sequence!

 

RELEASE the BALL =  PASSING & SCORING

-PUSH the ball slightly ahead

-PEEK to see the teammate/goal

-PLACE the ball into space/goal

 

Train Toward:  Accuracy over power!

 

Note:  This is one of the more difficult concepts for young players to develop.

soccer ball position (1) soccer ball position (2)

REMINDER – –

IT TAKES TIME TO LEARN EVERYTHING!

 

 

Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

 

 

 

 

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Forward Soccer Position

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Forward(s) – What Should They Do

Forwards soccer position tips

 

Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

 


Ordering Portable Soccer Goals for Practice

If you are interested in getting portable aluminum soccer goals to start training following the shot for rebounds on, a good place to order from is Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd. Farpost Goals builds very high quality portable soccer goals that are used by clubs across North America. They are built for competitions and everyday training, making them a great asset for coaches. Visit Farpost’s online store to order yours.

If you have any questions or require any assistance in picking a soccer net for your coaching practice, please don’t hesitate to contact Farpost Goals.

Midfielder(s) Soccer Position

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Midfielder(s) – What Should They Do

Midfielder soccer position tips

 

 

Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

 


Ordering Portable Soccer Goals for Practice

If you are interested in getting portable aluminum soccer goals to start training following the shot for rebounds on, a good place to order from is Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd. Farpost Goals builds very high quality portable soccer goals that are used by clubs across North America. They are built for competitions and everyday training, making them a great asset for coaches. Visit Farpost’s online store to order yours.

If you have any questions or require any assistance in picking a soccer net for your coaching practice, please don’t hesitate to contact Farpost Goals.

Backs Soccer Position

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Backs – What Should They Do

Backs soccer position tips

 

 

Final Notes: Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

 


Ordering Portable Soccer Goals for Practice

If you are interested in getting portable aluminum soccer goals to start training following the shot for rebounds on, a good place to order from is Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd. Farpost Goals builds very high quality portable soccer goals that are used by clubs across North America. They are built for competitions and everyday training, making them a great asset for coaches. Visit Farpost’s online store to order yours.

If you have any questions or require any assistance in picking a soccer net for your coaching practice, please don’t hesitate to contact Farpost Goals.

GoalKeeper Soccer Position

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The GoalKeeper – What Should They Do

  • Younger age groups everyone should rotate into this position.
  • Only position where mistakes become glaring need empathy.

Goalkeeper soccer position tips

Final Notes:  Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com   Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

 


Ordering Portable Soccer Goals for Practice

If you are interested in getting portable aluminum soccer goals to start training following the shot for rebounds on, a good place to order from is Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd. Farpost Goals builds very high quality portable soccer goals that are used by clubs across North America. They are built for competitions and everyday training, making them a great asset for coaches. Visit Farpost’s online store to order yours.

If you have any questions or require any assistance in picking a soccer net for your coaching practice, please don’t hesitate to contact Farpost Goals.

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Soccer Players Natural Development Stages

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

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 can get what they want through their own effort.
  • “I” can do it -self-centered

 

3. INTERDEPENDENT (Post-Teens)

  • Realize that working together is best.
  • “We” must combine our efforts to achieve success-teamwork

 

Final Notes:  Thank you for taking the time to read this article and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com   Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

 


Ordering Portable Soccer Goals for Practice

If you are interested in getting portable aluminum soccer goals to start training following the shot for rebounds on, a good place to order from is Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd. Farpost Goals builds very high quality portable soccer goals that are used by clubs across North America. They are built for competitions and everyday training, making them a great asset for coaches. Visit Farpost’s online store to order yours.

If you have any questions or require any assistance in picking a soccer net for your coaching practice, please don’t hesitate to contact Farpost Goals.

 

Soccer Coaching Tips

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

AS A SOCCER COACH YOU NEED TO BE

  • Patient
  • Positive
  • Prepared
  • Proactive
  • Productive
  • Professional

 

TO COACH YOUR SOCCER PLAYERS NEED YOU TO…

  • Display patience
  • Show consistency
  • Look for aspects to praise
  • Help them understand the rules
  • Be helpful, encouraging and supportive
  • Give them examples of excellent behavior
  • Give them examples of excellent technique
  • Emphasize players first and winning second
  • Praise effort and performance more than results
  • Give them a clear idea of the behavior expected
  • Assess them with regard to their skills and attitude
  • Praise good behavior quickly to show that adults value it!

 

Final Notes:  Thank you for taking the time to read this article and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at: koachkarl@fundamentalsoccer.com   Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

 


Ordering Portable Soccer Goals for Practice

To start training like a pro, using proper soccer goals for practice is important. A good place to get your soccer goals from is Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd. Farpost Goals builds very high quality portable soccer goals that are used by clubs across North America. They are built for competitions and everyday training, making them a great asset for coaches. Visit Farpost’s online store to order yours.

If you have any questions or require any assistance in picking a soccer net for your coaching practice, please don’t hesitate to contact Farpost Goals.