By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Setting clear goals helps coaches and athletes achieve success. Goals offer direction and purpose for our day-to-day activities; in […]
Goalkeepers Pole Drill with Paul Rogers – FC Cincinnati
Watch as Coach Paul Rogers explains, and players demonstrate this goalkeepers pole drill. The poles are set up 3 to 4 yards apart as that is the distance a goalkeeper should make 100% saves. The […]
Develop Relationships with Alan Stein, Jr.
Watch as Alan Stein, Jr. discusses the importance of developing relationships with your players. Know your personnel and play to their strengths. Work with the players on their fundamentals and basics. Develop relationships with the […]
Statistics Analysis with Ian Barker – United Soccer Coaches
Watch as Coach Ian Barker explains that there are lies and there are statistics. Statistics and data need to be interpreted and it is important that you want and need it. The goal is to […]
Liverpool Finishing Drill with Eric Rothwell – Elder High School (OH)
Watch as Coach Eric Rothwell explains and shows practice video of this Liverpool finishing drill. The drill gives players 5 shots in a small window where they must always be moving and thinking about creating […]
What Do You Want to Achieve? with Donna Fishter – Donna Fishter Consulting
Watch as Donna Fishter discusses achievement and what you want to achieve regarding your team goals. Make this part of the team culture and decide how to reinforce the goals. Set the team goals and […]
Why Should Coaches Coach?
Coaches at high levels at prestigious programs need to win to keep their jobs. Winning consistently makes recruiting easier, keeps the fan base energized, the administration and boosters happy, and the financial bottom line healthy. […]
Bayern Munich 2nd Progression Drill with Brian McMahon – (Retired) Palm Beach Atlantic Univ.
Watch as Coach Brian McMahon explains, and players demonstrate this Bayern Munich 2nd progression drill. The players are working on a quick transition, opening up to receive the ball and using 2 touches if possible. […]
Coaching Tips: Athletes Who Have Experienced Trauma with Dr. Lee Dorpfeld – Univ. of South Florida
Watch as Dr. Lee Dorpfeld discusses some tips for coaches who are dealing with athletes that have experienced some form of trauma. These athletes are not trying to push your buttons or be difficult but […]
7 Key Steps for Making Ethical Decisions
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics To help you make ethical decisions in your own coaching, here are seven key steps. Recognize that ethical decisions […]
Investing in Your Freshman Team with Kenny Jones – Univ. of Texas at Tyler
Watch as Coach Kenny Jones discusses the importance of coaches and upperclassmen assisting and guiding freshmen in the long turn process of coachability, mental toughness, and overall maturity.
Numbering Systems with David Newbery – United Soccer Coaches
Watch as Coach David Newbery discusses numbering systems and how they define your strategy as a coach. The difference between formations and systems is how you apply your formation in an attacking and defense sense.
Goalkeeper Handling Hoop Series Drills with Michael Cracas – Tiffin Univ.
Watch as Coach Michael Cracas explains, and a goalkeeper demonstrates these hoop series drills. The goalkeeper must step into the hoops to a set position and use the proper technique to catch the ball. Keeper […]
7v4 to Goal Exercise with Marcus DiBernardo – Monroe College New Rochelle
Watch as Coach Marcus DiBernardo explains, and players demonstrate this 7v4 to goal exercise. The 7 players in grey are keeping possession and the 3 players in yellow are trying to win the ball. The […]
Adversity Is Part of the Journey with Seth Greenberg – ESPN
Watch as Seth Greenberg explains that adversity ‘visits the strong and lives with the weak,’ so the only option is to deal with it. He encourages no whining, no complaining, no excuses, and no regrets. […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game Buy-in means that the members of your organization choose to embrace, share, and maintain the culture a coach is trying to create. A culture doesn’t […]
Goalkeepers Technical 1v1 Activity with Paul Rogers – FC Cincinnati
Watch as Coach Paul Rogers explains that in today’s game 1v1 is extremely important. Offensive players are small and quick and excel in small spaces. The focus of this drill is to duplicate that 1v1 […]
What Are We Doing to Create a Championship Culture with Robert Grasso – La Jolla Country Day School (CA)
Robert Grasso asks the question, “what can we do to create a championship culture?” Every team has a culture – are you working to develop the kind of culture you want? Robert states that if […]
When You Win, Lose, and Rubbing
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Be hard on them when you win, and love them when you lose.” – Unknown Years ago, I read this quote in […]
One-Touch Passing Drill with Ian Barker – United Soccer Coaches
Watch as Coach Ian Barker explains that he likes to use conditions, not restrictions, in his training sessions. If there is ball pressure, then one touch does not make sense. He encourages coaches not to […]
Goalkeeper: Dive Drill with Paul Rogers – FC Cincinnati
Watch as Coach Paul Rogers discusses how this is a good drill to finish up with when you are working on small spaces. He suggests using yellow cones as it is good for the goalkeepers […]
Social Media: Knowing Your Audience with Garry Rosenfield – Coaches Inc.
Watch as Garry explains that it is important to be informed and have your own opinions, but it is also important to know who your audience is on social media and realize that not everyone […]
Splits Passing Drill with Dave Brandt – Bucknell Univ.
Watch as Coach Dave Brandt explains, and players demonstrate this splits passing drill. The players are not allowed to play one-touch and they must play a ball through two other players. The players pass and […]
Pre-Season Focus with John Conlon
Watch as Coach John Conlon explains that ‘pre-season’ starts from tryouts until the start of the conference games. The number one focal point in this time frame is team chemistry. If your players don’t buy […]
Hazing in Athletics
Hazing in Athletics: A Culture that the Realm of Athletics and Coaching May Unknowingly Contribute To! By: Rick Farnham, Retired AD – University of Vermont Athletics have always professed that “sports build character,” but it […]
Goalie: Footwork Saves with James Crowder – West Texas A&M
Watch as Coach James Crowder explains, and goalies demonstrate this footwork saves drill. The goalies line up behind the mannequin and on command take small quick steps around the mannequin to receive a shot, making […]
Communicating Your Vision with Dr. Alex Auerbach – Toronto Raptors
Watch as Dr. Alex Auerbach discusses setting goals on a vision. Great coaches have the ability to communicate to an individual or team on what they can accomplish and convey the belief that they can […]
Elements of a High-Performance Culture
By: Carla Nicholls Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics Being a part of a high-performance culture team is exciting, yet these environments can be extremely vulnerable and cannot be […]
How the “Why?” Generation Is Making Coaches Better with Stephen Mackey – 2Words Character Development
Stephen Mackey gives an interesting take on how today’s generation always asking ‘why?’ can make your coaches better. When coaches communicate, they should always start with ‘yes’ and not ‘no’. If you start with ‘no’, […]
Leadership: Own Your Program with Philip O’Neal – Mansfield ISD (TX)
Watch as Executive Director of Athletics Philip O’Neal explains the first thing a head coach needs to do. They need to own the program. What goes on in the program is their responsibility. The AD […]