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Comment by Stephen Gerard Scullion on April 26, 2009 at 7:57am
To your second question first, Jeff: What you will need to do (as I did myself, many years ago now) is for everyone to come together; Coach, Parents and Children, and come to a mutual contract, with penalties for those that break them; this gives everyone involved a certian responsibility, and to one I know which works extremely well, as the person that breaks the rule will be hit hard from everyone else.
To your first question, what I could suggest is for you to get your team to play three, or two touch football, and with the player who receives the ball cannot move until (s)he passes to another player, bearing in mind the two (or three) touch rule. This will give the opposing team a chance to gain control, but also gives your team the opportunity to hone their technical skills, as well as enabling them to think a little quicker, as they will have less time with the ball.

Hopes that this helps you and your club, Jeff.

If you need any more advice, then email me on:

All the best

Comment by Jeff Beeman on April 26, 2009 at 7:37am
Need a bit of advise. I coach U14 travel and we came up agaist a team yesterday that was very young and new to the travel league. They have not scored a goal yet out of 3 matches and were blown out by another team 13-0. We went in knowing we could win big but I wanted to hold back as much as possible so they did not feel stomped on again by a bigger more experinced team...well that didn't happen. I mixed players and in the second half told them to hold back on shooting, drop and recover but back off the pressure up front. Tough to do but even tougher when you have parents on the side lines telling them to go...shoot...score! 50% of my payers are Hispaninc and sometimes we run into communication issues with the parents. We the coaches are telling them one thing in English and the parents are yelling out in Spanish and I feel they listen to the parent alot more than us.

Needless to say it was another blow out 15-0 and the opposing teams coach was upset as he speaks spanish and knew a lot of it was coming from the parents or one partent inpaticular. My Question...How would you have handled this issue and what are some ideas on approaching my parents I know I need to speak with so this doesn't get out of hand?

Please understand I intend no disrespect to our Spanish speaking players or parents but I do have a standing rule that on the field we must all speak English so everybody understands what's going on...I feel I am going to have to extend this rule to the parents as well along with the reminder to stop coaching from the side line...that's my job.

Thank you for any input
Jeff Beeman
Comment by Stephen Gerard Scullion on April 22, 2009 at 9:17am
Cest' la vie!
Comment by james on April 22, 2009 at 4:43am
it's great to support your team Stephen...but guess it's too little too late.Fans say,in respect to the spurs match,that ref's/asst's "confusion" is final...
Comment by Stephen Gerard Scullion on April 21, 2009 at 4:58am
NUFC lost their match against Spurs, but had a perfectly legal goal turned down; plus a penalty decision. It always seems that the teams at the bottom get the least luck, as opposed to those at the top.
Comment by Jeff Beeman on April 20, 2009 at 10:34pm
Love the Spring Weather in Indiana...My travel team played in 70 degrees and sunshine on Saturday then we turned around and opened our recreational legaue play in 50 degree temps and rain on Sunday. Both my travel and my Rec league teams won there matches so I guess I shouldn't complain about the weather!
Comment by Stephen Gerard Scullion on April 15, 2009 at 10:42am
...our season is almost at an end (with the team that I support; Newcastle United) still unsure if they are to be relegated! But I wish you well in your season, in any case, Jeff.
Comment by Jeff Beeman on April 15, 2009 at 10:04am
Hello to al from the Hoosier Heartland...Hope your having a great Spring Season.
Comment by Roger Spee on March 28, 2009 at 7:16am

The coaching director of our club pointed me to this website ( Click on the Drills/Exercises and it has a dropdown list for different age groups. If you select the age group you are talking about in your comment it will present you with a list of age appropriate drills,

Good luck!
Comment by Sam Mathis on March 28, 2009 at 6:44am
I've been given the responsibility to coach a 6-7 co-ed YMCA soccer team. I've never played soccer and only watched a little. I have 2 out of 10 players who've played before.

What tips do any have regarding running practices.

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