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4 Soccer Coaching Tips For Kids

By Thomas Weeks

Soccer drills are the basic part in all training sessions. Before you start on the training, here are 4 tips that are very useful in implementing your soccer training programs effectively.

1. Know the profiles of your players

You have to know the profiles of the soccer players, especially when they are kids. Children’s personalities vary according to their ages, levels of abilities, and physical statures. If the soccer drills you prepared are not suitable for your players then your training methods will be ineffective. Kids lose interest and motivation to training drills that are hard and advanced. Eventually, their enjoyment level and fun will decrease which will lead to them quitting the game.

Through identifying their profiles, you can create activities that suits them. Ensure that the activities will offer fun and enjoyment to the soccer players.

2. Plan and create soccer training sessions that are fun and adaptable.

Planning is one of the most important parts in a soccer training session. As the soccer coach, you have to create a clear plan of what will happen in the session. Part of planning is monitoring the soccer players’ performances as well. Through this, you will be able to identify the strong points from the last game and create drills that you can use to reinforce these.

Your soccer players are kids so you have to ensure that you develop soccer drills which are fun and enjoyable for your soccer training sessions. Do not worry about the set up of your plans. You can change it as you wish as long as it adapts to your training activities.

3. Keep the kids active through games

Train and develop the soccer players through games. Kids love to play with their co-players so make every soccer drill a competition so that they could compete and have fun at the same time.

Help the kids focus on their games by keeping them active and competing. This way, their distracting behaviors will be gone and they will have the urge to try more and do their best for every game.

4. Motivate the soccer players during the soccer training sessions.

Motivating the children has a huge bearing in their confidence level. There will be times that you will get impatient with some of the kids’ behaviors but do not ever forget your role in their team. Do not yell or scream at them for this will crush their self-esteem and confidence. Instead, create a positive way of addressing your concern to the kids.

Always praise the kids whenever they did great performances and even achievements during the training. You can express this in different ways. Still, encouraging and appreciating them are the best ways. If they do something wrong, call their attention but in a nice way, then lift their spirit again.

I hope you find these 4 tips useful as you start coaching a soccer team of kids. Make your soccer training sessions the most enjoyable and entertaining game experience to them.

Thomas Weeks offers everything about having a winning soccer team. Find out more about Soccer at his website about Soccer Coaching.

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