How to give your players a fun and developmental soccer season.
I have coached soccer for school aged boys and girls for about three years and served as a sports medicine physician for a wide variety of sports for six years. Whether I am the team coach, the team doctor, or just a fan, I always have five goals for the game, in order of importance:
- No one gets hurt.
- Kids have fun.
- Kids learn leadership, teamwork, and character.
- Each child gets to play every position.
- Our team wins.
To accomplish those three goals in soccer, I have included some information for players and parents to learn. Practices are twice per week and games once per week. Players should practice at home five or six days per week.