Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 Ends

Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, December 14, 2012

From Coerver Coaching Newsletter


1. What is the most important thing to teach tactics or skill?

Well from our perspective it is skill. Whatever system you use during a game 433, 343, 352...your success will be limited to the individual skill of your players. This is why Coerver Coaching approach focuses on individual skill development. Create better players and you will create better teams.

2. How do I make practices fun?

That's probably the most important question. We think the secret lies in focusing on these three success factors.

***Preparation***

Both Coach and player should have an expectation of what is required at the next practice. In this way both players and coaches can review drills before practice. This helps improve practices enormously...when players and coaches know what they are doing. If practices run smoothly from drill to drill and according to a predefined plan...no one is standing around wondering what is next...no daisy picking (..) lots of smiles and encouragement and swift movement from section to section.

***Include More Fun Drills***

Players love to shot and score, they like to play games. Build finishing and small sided games into every practice.

***Bring A Positive Coaching Attitude***

We can't emphasize this one enough...many parents and coaches come from stressful work situations direct to practice...it is only human for some of that stress to creep into attitudes on the field. There are ways we have found to combat this. Use the first two success factors... this will take you along way. Look in the mirror of your car and say...Today is a great day for soccer...were going to have fun today! say it three times...Out loud...
I know it sounds goofy but it is guaranteed to put a smile on your face....and once you start smiling you will have stresses beat...then go on out there and have some fun! Praise a lot, smile a lot encourage everyone to be supportive.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The buddy system

Have you heard of or considered using the "buddy system" of player feedback?  I think it definitely has some use in practice, that ultimately will carry over to the games.

Buying a baseball bat this season?

If you're in the market for a new baseball bat this spring, check out baseballbats.com.  They have a huge selection for all ages and the prices are pretty much the best on the net.  They also have a good customer review system that gives you insight on the bats performance.  Don't know what size to get, they have a tool for that on the site.  The shipping is free and super fast, ordered on a Monday received on a Tuesday.