Author: Karl Dewazien
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The Quitting Phenomenon
(Jan 23rd, 2014)
By “Koach Karl” Dewazien, author and producer of soccer resources for all youth levels.
The best preparation for learning to play soccer and keeping them playing is being under the tutelage of a loving coach/teacher at the very beginning. Experienced coaches know that it takes between 7-10 years for most children to have had enough familiarity with playing the game to be able to put it all together and actually master soccer. When we expose beginning players to an adult soccer environment, including over-organized practices with laps/lines/lectures, practices consisting of drills with no ‘theme’, competitive games for league standings and winner take-all tournaments, then we rob them of the inherent joy and purpose that comes from learning to play masterful soccer.
Coaching Youth Sports: Advice From A to Z
(Jan 2nd, 2014)
By “Koach Karl” Dewazien, author and producer of soccer resources for all levels.
Here’s a simple challenge for you. If you commit to abiding by these coaching principles from A – Z this year, you’ll be amazed at how you can make 2014 your best year yet. Try it for yourself: