Build Aggressive Soccer Teams: Misunderstood

If you can shape a player’s aggression and use it without giving the ref a reason to wave his authority around, do it. If you find a sweet spot, a kid who is skillful enough to keep up with the competition and forceful enough to decrease an opponent’s self-worth, then by all means foster an atmosphere that gives him the encouragement he needs to manhandle, but not mangle, his enemies. Continue reading Build Aggressive Soccer Teams: Misunderstood

How to find a soccer goalie: Look for the crazy one

“Yes, it’s intimidating to watch a small boy devour a sack of crickets, but you must put this kid on your team. Sure, he’s not right in the head, and he might act strange around the dog, but those qualities are why we need him in the goal.” Continue reading How to find a soccer goalie: Look for the crazy one

Creating the confidence needed to win soccer games

Confidence wins soccer games One key to any successful recreation soccer team, the one many coaches and parents overlook, is maintaining team morale. It’s pretty simple. When a player feels confident, they play confidently. You might ask, “Where are the best burritos in town?” and that would be a change of subject. But someone else might say, “I’m not praising a kid that sucks. Why … Continue reading Creating the confidence needed to win soccer games