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5 Tips On How To Be An Effective Soccer Coach

By Thomas Weeks

There are a lot of ways to be an effective soccer coach. You can simply use these helpful tips.

To produce a successful soccer team, the soccer coach must have known a few basic tips. Soccer coaching is challenging, yet an enjoyable experience.

I want to share you 5 easy tips that could help you produce a successful soccer team.

1. Create a plan for a soccer season

Grab a piece of paper and make an outline of your soccer team’s goal for the next season. This will include your team’s mission, expectations, timelines, rules and regulations, etc. Focus on that goal and write the necessary things to be done to achieve your goal.

After you’re done with the soccer plan, present it to the coach director, soccer players, and the players’ parents as well. Involve them in the planning because their participation matters a lot. It would be great to take down notes about their views during your discussions. These are very helpful because it is important that you will have the same purpose in the end, the purpose of working hard together to reach your soccer team’s goal.

2. Work hard but in an enjoyable way

To gain respect and to keep your team in order, being a strict coach is important. Always remind them that there is always a time for play and a time for work. Develop ways in your training sessions that are enjoyable, but still can help the soccer players stay focused.

Create fun ways of performing your soccer drills to help the players not to get bored easily, especially when you’re training kid players.

3. Plan the soccer training session ahead of time

Plan your training soccer session earlier and write a schedule of activities for the day. Planning a schedule of activities about soccer drills is very helpful. This will help your team stay focused on the training. Always be aware of the soccer players’ response during the training for you to know their needs. This way, you will be guided on keeping their energy up and it will give you the chance to develop more fun activities for them like games that are 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, small sided then full sided game.

To make sure your soccer team is progressing, always be flexible with your planned activities for the session.

4. Be approachable

An effective coach knows much about each player’s personality, that’s why it is important for you to get to know them and establish a good player-coach relationship. Each soccer player possesses different attitudes, and therefore needs to be motivated according to their personalities. To have a good relationship with the players includes understanding their lifestyles, personal experiences and interests like talk about matters in school, family and friends, etc.

But always be reminded to not get too close and show them the boundaries between a coach and a player. As every game coach says, Get personal but stay professional.

5. Monitor activities and do some reporting

A useful tool on motivating the soccer players is monitoring their performances. During the monitoring, take down notes for your reports about their progress. Share these to them, even the humorous moments, at every end of the game.

Here’s a bonus tip: Always acknowledge each soccer player’s game performance at the end of the session. Facilitate them on evaluating their performances as well through letting them rate their soccer game from 1-10, with 1 = the worst game and 10 = a perfect game. Be aware of their response and encourage them that they could do better. Ask them their recommendations on how to have a better performance next time and take note of them. You can make a new plan of activities for the next session out of their recommendations.

I hope you find the 5 simple tips useful for your soccer team.

Thomas Weeks has been in the field of Soccer for a long time and maintains a website about Soccer Coaching where you can get answers to the rest of your questions.

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