When you’re coaching a team of young football players it’s great to encourage players’ individual skills and abilities but make sure you emphasise that no one player will win the game because winning matches requires effective teamwork!
Key soccer coaching tips
The first and most important rule to coach your players is that Teams Win Games. These are three simple, but very powerful, words that lie are at the heart of successful youth soccer coaching.
Once each player understands and remembers this, your job as a youth soccer coach will get a whole lot easier.
Coaching your players to understand this concept will help counteract the media messages and headlines they’re exposed to all the time in magazines, on the internet and on TV implying that individual celebrity players are the winners of a match. Read more