Practice as rehearsal for the game To see video clips - click
Fun games related to the theme of the actice on the DVD below....
Developing a "routine"
Demonstration/explanation of the theme
The goal of the theme and more....
Figure 8 Stretch
Laying down the cones
Doing the figure 8
Stretching within the figure 8
Players set up the grid
Teach players to create the "buzz" word
Teach the players when to stretch
How to stretch the ankles
Stretch the calves
Stretch the groin
The quad Stretch
Figure 8 variety
Teach the players to teach themselves and more...
Laying out the one one field
Push Peak Pass
Coaching the receiver
Look, Move, Bring the ball under control
Attacking themes and techniques
The "Magic Hop"
The "ready" stance
Stoppages and corrections
Working together for improving basic skills and more
Section 4: One vs. One
Have players play against all members of the team
Teach how to play one vs. one without verbal instruction
Teach players how to start games with the serve
Stop games with the "buzz" word
How to rotate players
Teach players how to rotate on their own
Why it's important to play stronger players against weaker players and vice versa
How to help players make their own decisions
When to make rules with one vs. one
What to do during breaks and more
How to set up the half-time routine
How long is the half-time technique
Rehydrating the players and more....
Formula for how many on a side
How many touches per player
When to use even sided games
When to use odd sided games
Cooperative small sided games
Competitive small sided games
Teaching players how and when to stop
When to coach and when to be silent
Formula for deciding distance between goals
When to make the field wider
When to make the field narrower and more....
Applying the theme in the scrimmage
How long to scrimmage and more......
Which stretches to do
The most important stretch to never leave out
Should players run to cool down and more....
Psychological cool down
Compliments and review
Assigning soccer homework
How to get players to want to come back
Making hard work seem like fun and more....