with Corbin Stone, Pleasant Valley (IA) High School Head Boys Soccer Coach; former Drake University Head Women's Soccer Coach; 3x Missouri Valley Conference Women's Soccer Coach of the Year, 4x Missouri Valley Conference Champions; Iowa Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year (1999)
Being a successful coach means helping different types of players understand the basic skills and concepts involved in playing the game. Coaching Methods for Soccer provides a brief overview of the communication tools and methods required to teach various techniques and tactics in soccer.
Knowing the X's and O's is only part of the battle. Understanding all the coaching points and mechanics involved with the skills and techniques of soccer is not enough to articulate and transmit that knowledge. You need to know how to expose players to your expertise. Different players and circumstances require different teaching methods. Some players respond better to seeing the technique or concept in action while others learn by hearing about it.
Coach Stone highlights four basic methods to better reach your players and become a more effective and efficient coach. With each method, you get five different communication tools. Each method also features practice footage that clearly illustrates the communication tool, showing you the benefits and how to implement it.
Players cannot meet your expectations if they do not understand them. The best way for your athletes to understand them is to practice; to work on the problems they are having. Simply providing solutions to the problems is not enough; players need to see, feel, hear, and practice these in environments where you are directing and managing the learning process. Several methods can be used to better teach and reach your players. When coaches can clearly, effectively and efficiently articulate their expectations and knowledge, their players are more likely to implement ideas, techniques and skills that lead to greater results and understanding.
Coaches are teachers, artists and scientists. The field is their classroom, canvass and laboratory. As a coach, you cannot be a one-trick pony. This presentation offers ways for you to become a more effective communicator, demonstrator and educator on the field. 47 minutes. 2015.