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Title: E Certificate Course Methods Team Management Team

E Certificate Course
  • Methods
  • Team Management
  • Team Administration
  • Tactics

Objectives of E Course
  • Prepare coaches working with players 10-14 years
  • Provide an understanding of coaching methodology
  • Prepare coaches for further coaching courses with
    the US Soccer Federation

Methods of Coaching
  • The Game is the Best Teacher
  • Using Small Sided Games to teach
  • What is Player Development
  • Role of the Coach

Game is the Best Teacher
  • Game presents problems for players
  • Players must solve problems on own
  • Using games creates realism
  • Players are motivated and challenged through game

Using Small Sided Games to teach
  • Skill Development
  • Tactical Development
  • Fun and enjoyment
  • Game understanding
  • Intuitive Development

Player Development
  • Games and activities are used that players want
    to participate in
  • Every player has a ball for training
  • Activities designed to get maximum amount of
    touches on ball
  • Training sessions designed to improve players
    technical and tactical application
  • Competitionmotivation
  • Develops an appreciation for game

Role of the Coach
  • As a facilitator
  • Set up conditions and environment for learning
  • Players need to have fun and receive positive
  • Coach must be enthusiastic
  • Practice should be about learning and enjoyment
  • Activities geared for success

As a Positive Role Model
  • Demonstrates respect for
  • Teammates
  • Parents
  • Spectators
  • Referees/Officials
  • Opposing coaches
  • To the game itself

Understands Who They Are Coaching
  • Children are not defined by chronological age
    only, they mature and develop at their own pace.
  • Treat each child as an individual.
  • Not all children participate for the same reasons.

Guidelines for Coaching
  • Organization
  • Progression simple to more complex
  • Equipment, time, field space, and players
  • Demonstration
  • Paint the Picture
  • Observation
  • Focus on how to watch a game
  • Information
  • Feedback is guiding the players to success (how?
    Guided v. Directive)

The Training Session
  • Demands of the Game
  • Elements of the Game
  • Playing Area
  • Components of the Game (4 Pillars)

Training Varibles
  • Goals- of goals, shape, size of goals, position?
  • Field-size, divisions
  • Balls-Number of, placement, size
  • Players-How many? Numbers up/down? Neutral (s)
  • Rules-Restrictions? Offsides? How are points
  • Miscellaneous-equipment, time/how long, surface,

How to Teach-Coachs Tool Kit
  • Allow the conditions to coach the themes
  • Coach at natural stoppages
  • Coach within the flow of the game
  • Coach the individual player as the game continues
  • Coach using the Freeze Method
  • Listed in order of least intrusive to most

Avoid the Following
  • Excess coaching
  • Incorrect or inappropriate activities
  • Training sessions that dont flow and are
  • Game and activities that are unrealistic

Tactics and Technique TogetherThe Coaching
  • Warm-up-Lack of pressure from opponent. Pressure
    from ball and imposed demands
  • Small-Sided Activity-Introduce pressure. Does
    not have to be directional
  • Expanded Small-Sided Activity-Must be
    directional. Is it close to the big picture?
  • Match Condition-Game, with all rules (5v5)

Becoming a Better Coach
  • Find ways to make things competitive
  • Demand technical precision
  • Keep the practice flowing
  • Give periods for rest and water
  • Make it funIt is a game!

4 Pillars of Soccer
  • Technical-Ability to manipulate the ball
    successfully. What the player is able to do with
    the ball
  • Tactical-Game insight/Game Instinct, Decision
  • Individual (1v1)
  • Group (2v1 , 2v2, 3v3, 4v3)
  • Team
  • Physical-Speed, endurance, strength, flexibility,
    agility, aerobic-anaerobic
  • Psychological-Age specific, sex, training rhythm,
    individual v. team, personalities

Economical Training
  • Incorporating all 4 pillars of soccer into an
  • Example 1v1 activities

Technique Dribbling, Individual
defending Tactics Individual
attacking/defending principles Psychological
Pressure to beat an opponent Fitness Very
Specificity of Training
  • SAID Principle
  • Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands
  • Training should be specific to technical,
    tactical, fitness and psychological demands
  • Training must replicate the game
  • To be fit to play soccer, training must be
    specific to the needs of soccer
  • Meet the demands of the game, not the coach.

Team Management
  • Safety and Ethical
  • Team Administration
  • Organizing a Training Session
  • Match Organization

Safety and Ethical Aspects
  • Check your state as far as volunteer coaches-what
    law if any.
  • Be aware of your responsibility in regard to
    safety issues
  • Responsibilities of the coach in relation to the
    health and safety of the players
  • shin guards, proper shoes, inflated ball, no
    jewelry, field surface and duration of game
  • Proper teaching and instructing of players
    regarding reasonably safe techniques and methods
    of play.

Safety and Ethical Aspects
  • Implement appropriate training program to make
    sure your players are fit for practice and
  • Warm-up and stretching prior to training and
  • Make sure equipment and playing surface are in
    accordance with the Laws of the Game
  • Supervise and control players so as to avoid
    injury situations
  • Insurance needs
  • Evaluate and plan in terms of Risk Management
    for your program and players.
  • Ethics-principles recognized as standards of
    behavior by a specific group-Integrity

Team Organization
  • Parent-Coach meeting
  • Discuss
  • Coaches philosophy
  • Team goals
  • Expectations of parents and players

Team Organization
  • Player-Coach Meeting
  • Discuss coaching philosophy
  • Team Goals
  • Training rules and regulations
  • Other staff members
  • High school or college discuss academics, class
    attendance, other staff, etc.

Player-Coach Meeting-Individual
  • Discuss players perception of their role within
    team and to the team
  • Discuss individual goals
  • Discuss coaches perception of individuals role
    within the team and to the team

Equipment Needs
  • Players Ball, shin guards, shoes, loose fitting
    clothes, water bottle
  • Shoes and equipment need to be cared for properly
  • Coach Cones, bibs or vests, extra balls, pump,
    nets on goals, portable goals (if possible),
    first aid kit, ice, water and adequate playing

Recommended Sessions
  • U-12 Two- 1.25 hr sessions and 1 game a week
  • U-14 Two-1.25 hr sessions and 1 game a week
  • Training should be the length of the game.
  • Recommended ball size Size 5

Match Organization
  • Pregame
  • Staff
  • Pre-match meal
  • Time of arrival for warm-up
  • Final meeting
  • Warm-up
  • Individual talks w/players
  • Home v. Away tactics

During the Match
  • Analyze your team and opponent (take notes)
  • Control emotions
  • Substitutions
  • Special situations (up a goal, down a goal)

  • Give players chance to cool down
  • Are there any injuries?
  • Ask players for input
  • 2-3 points
  • Be positive even when team is down, find the
  • Look at the glass as half full instead of half

Post match
  • Check for injuries
  • Cool Down
  • Keep comments brief
  • Media
  • Training schedule
  • Analyze and correct at next training session

Seasonal Planning
  • Preseason
  • How long?
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • Testing for fitness?
  • Seasonal Plan
  • Use of calendar, days off, preparation days,
    tournaments, etc.
  • Post-Seasonal plan

  • Where, when, and why of soccer
  • Decisions made during the match
  • Team short term planning
  • Team Strategy
  • Player Decisions
  • Principles of Play

Principles of Defense
  • Try to win the ball back immediately if you can
  • Delay
  • Depth
  • Balance
  • Concentration

Role of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Defenders
  • 1st-Apply, Deny, Angle, Speed, and Distance
  • 2nd-Cover, Angle, Distance
  • 3rd-Balance, Tracking, Deny

Principles of Attack
  • Penetration-1st Attacker
  • Depth-2nd Attacker
  • Mobility-3rd Attacker
  • Width
  • Improvisation
  • Finishing

Role of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Attackers
  • 1st-Most important, try to achieve penetration
  • 2nd-Immediate support, look to combine with the
    player with the ball
  • 3rd-Unbalance defense, create space for self and

Safety v. Risk1/3s of the field
  • Attacking Third
  • More risks should be taken
  • Middle Third
  • 50/50 consideration of Safety vs. Risk
  • Defensive Third
  • Safety is the first concern and is paramount

Attacking third
  • Movement w/out ball
  • Forward and Penetrating passes
  • Immediate Support (Depth)
  • Improvisation
  • Finishing (shot on goal)

Middle Third
  • Build up zone
  • Ball possession is critical
  • Decisions whether to possess or penetrate
  • Recognition of numbers up/down
  • Develop a rhythm
  • Make connection and combine with forwards

Defending Third
  • The no nonsense Safety First zone
  • Maintain numerical superiority
  • 1v1 defensive abilities
  • Controlled aggression/discipline
  • Pressure, cover, balance
  • Communication
  • Role of goalkeeper
  • Playing out of the back

USSF E Coaching License18 Hour Course
  • Instructor
  • Tom Condone
  • USSF A License
  • USSF National Youth License
  • 1-800-367-8772 x130
  • coach_at_tnsoccer.org
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