Discover a revolutionary and superior way to coach! Games Approach to Coaching Soccer shows you how to use this new approach to help 6- to 14-year-old athletes learn game skills and tactics more effectively than with the traditional “drills-first, play-later” approach. The games approach begins with kids playing the game. As they play, they learn and appreciate the skills and tactics needed to play the game successfully. Games are modified to strengthen individual technique and team play. Kids have more fun and are more motivated to practice in these small-sided games rather than standing in boring drill lines.
Games Approach to Coaching Soccer clearly demonstrates how to
• modify games to focus on particular skills and tactics;
• adjust the difficulty depending on your athletes’ needs;
• assess players as they play;
• actively involve players in the learning process; and
• teach and refine soccer skills and strategies.
This video is part of the Games Approach to Coaching Video Series, which is composed of four videos that will teach you how to incorporate the games approach into four sports—baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball.
Zero your VCR timer at the video open (just after the Human Kinetics logo).
Explanation of Games Approach 01:34
IDEA Skill Instruction 07:16
Modifying Games 10:48
Modified Soccer Games 12:52
Ball Control 14:30
Passing and Receiving 16:25
Four Goals 23:56
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