Coach: Andrew Crollard Email: email@example.com
Tryouts for the spring boys U14 team will be March 3, 4, and 6 from 4:30 – 6 at Island City School.
Coach Andrew’s objective is to provide players the necessary training to be successful at the high school level. While winning now is certainly a bonus, the focus is more on developing the skills necessary to compete at a higher level. Here is a rough overview of how we play the game.
Goals for the fall 2013 season include:
- Continue to develop as human beings. The medium of team sports provides ample opportunity to learn about sportsmanship, responsibility, social skills, and working to reach a goal. During the first week of practice I will ask each player to create and write season goals for themselves; two specific, measurable soccer goals and one general life-skill goal.
- Continue to develop technical skills. We can all continuously improve how we receive the ball, our dribbling, and our passing skills. Almost all drills this season will incorporate instruction on at least one technical skill to focus on. Extra emphasis will be put on the all-important first touch and positioning oneself to receive the ball.
- Develop and/or establish an understanding of basic tactics. This includes defending in groups of 2 or 3, combination play, and basic runs on offense.
- Introduce and/or further develop verbal and nonverbal communication. Communication is one of the easiest ways to turn a group of individual players into a cohesive working unit. Verbal communication will be paired with both technical and tactical drills so players will be able to recognize and execute solutions to common problems players encounter in soccer.
If you have any questions, you can email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org