Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Power of Positive Coaching

This article was originally published on the New York Times website:


Imagine you’re coaching a big soccer game, against an undefeated team that has beaten your team in all your previous matches. Your 11-year-olds are playing well and are ahead. Then, in the closing minutes, the official makes a bad call that goes against […]

November 10th, 2011|Soccer News|0 Comments

Sideline coaching — Dump the GPS and let the kids drive

This article appeared originally on Youth Soccer Insider by Scott Nelson.

While observing U7 games a few seasons ago I got into a conversation with a disgruntled parent. It turns out that this parent was constantly being told to stop coaching from the sidelines by the team’s actual coach. This parent felt justified “getting involved” from […]

November 10th, 2011|Soccer News|0 Comments