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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

To function as teammates and opponents,Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 8.12.59 PM

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.

An Anology for Youth Soccer Players

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Would children become proficient at playing a computer game if…

 

…an adult decided for them which game they would enjoy playing the most?

 

…they were given a ‘new’ game to play each time they sat down at the computer?

 

…they had to read the manual and know all the applicable rules before they could start?

 

…they could only play at certain scheduled times with an adult present?

 

…they could only play on the computer twice during the week and once a weekend?

 

…they were forced to play more than five times on certain weekends?

 

…they had to wait in line to get an occasional stroke on the keyboard?

 

…the week day game was totally different from the week end game?

 

…the computer room was usually full of noisy, gawking, emotional adults?

 

…the adults were in charge of turning on the machine, putting in the game, etc.?

 

…the adults hit the keys while the child was able to watch the action?

 

…allowing the child to hit the keys but giving a running commentary every action taking place?

 

…the adults insisted the child stroke the keys in a certain manner?

 

…the action at the first level was so frantic that the child could not succeed?

 

…the action at all levels was so slow that all the child could do was succeed?

 

…the monitor blanket-out leaving only the audio portion of the game?

 

…the game had a glitch that froze the action and the child could not figure out how to fix it?

 

…the computer explained ‘how to’ avoid making future mistakes after each and every mistake?

 

…the game was arranged in such a way that there was only one way to win?

 

…the computer did not record the scoring results of previous games?

 

…the adults anticipated and encouraged the child to beat the previous high score?

 

…the child was rewarded only when they were able to beat the previous high score?

 

…parents compared scores with family, neighbors and friends?

 

Common sense tells us that children would not enjoy playing or improve playing computer games under these conditions. Why do we often put them in the same environment when they are playing soccer (sports)?

 

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)

 

 

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.

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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.

Potential ‘Ball Hogs’ in Youth Soccer

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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 average players and some players just simply get stuck. The stages of development are:

  1. Dependent Stage  (Coaching tip – Need for patience)
  2. Independent Stage  (Coaching tip – Need for repetition)
  3. Interdependent Stage  (Coaching tip – Need for freedom)

Dependent Stage

Players in the Dependent Stage have little or no soccer background. They need others to learn from and the coach may become just one of the ‘others’. Coaches with players in this stage must be very patient and allow the players to fail their way to success as they attempt to mimic what has been presented.

Independent Stage

Players in the Independent Stage believe they have the skills, knowledge, background, etc. to win ball games for their team.  They feel that unless they take on the opponent and beat them the team cannot win. You will see a ‘selfish’ type of play from Independent players who many times are tagged with the title: ‘ball hog.’ Players who continuously keep the ball will eventually learn that ‘hanging on to the ball’ may not be the solution to the team’s success.

  • They will get tired during the middle or toward the end of the game – we know what happens to technique when one gets tired.
  • They may get injured since opposing players will find a way to strip the players off the ball.
  • They may be double teamed if the opposing coach knows what he is doing.
  • Their peers may let them know verbally or physically (no passes to them) that they are hurting the team effort.

All of these negatives (and more) will lead ‘smart’ players to conclude that: There is a time to dribble, A time to pass and A time to shoot…!

Interdependent Stage

Players in the Interdependent Stage the top stage, which takes many years to reach, realize that it takes everyone on the team to have a successful game/season. The few players who make it to this stage will have taught themselves (learned) that it is better to pass the ball to the outside in the Defending-third. That it is better to look for through passes in the Midfield-third and to dribble for a shot (on a Farpost goal) in the Attacking-third. In all cases they must feel very comfortable in hanging on to the ball (ball-hogging) until they find a better option. In the meantime let them have some FUN in this current stage which may be frustrating for you but a great time for them! 🙂 Your FUNdamental, Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)