Because successful communication with your players is crucial, it pays to have some insight into the field of knowledge called communication. When coaching young players, who can be especially sensitive, try to correct mistakes without discouraging them. As the players pass, watch for players who pass accurately; then stop the practice and ask the accurate passers to demonstrate for the others.
Ball juggling, as shown in figure 4.1, is an excellent way to introduce young players to the ball and to encourage players of all ages to develop and retain a feel for, and mastery over, the ball. Even young players in professional teams’ academies practice ball juggling continually; the skill some youngsters exhibit in keeping the ball airborne is impressive. Player A gently lobs the ball to player B, who heads the ball back; the drill becomes continuous.
This section examines the techniques of the block tackle, side block tackle, and sliding tackle. This section examines the techniques of the three basic tackles in soccer: the block tackle, the side block tackle, and the sliding tackle. Teaching the side block tackle first allows the defender to stay upright and also provides a very useful introduction to the sliding tackle.
Alan Smith, co-editor of Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior, shares insight into youth physical activity and sedentary behavior. In this brief interview, Alan Smith, co-editor of Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior, describes some of the issues discussed in the book. Importance of a multidisciplinary approach to study youth physical activity and sedentary behavior
"Sports act as a platform for the child-parent relationship, and many parents said sports gave them and their children something to talk about," McDonough said. Moreover, six potential moderators of parent sport socialization were documented, namely, child age, parent past sport experience, parent and child gender, child temperament, community sport context, and type of sport setting (individual or team). Together, these findings enhance understanding of parent sport socialization processes...