Youth soccer coaches, many parts, predictable and unpredictable, encompass your soccer team(s) on a daily basis. Having a flawed checklist system, or not abiding by one at all in terms of pre-game, in-game and post-game may hamper your club's success. In this month's Coaching Education article, Vince Ganzberg, Indiana Youth Soccer Director of Education, compares checklists of a pilot to those of a soccer coach. Aspects like equipment, mindset and strategy are discussed.
to read this month's coaching education article –Anyone Can Fly, but it Takes a Pilot to Land. US Youth Soccer Technical Department offers a number of programs to educate new youth coaches and enhance the skills of current coaches, continuing the progress of the game. Don't forget to check out the newest offering from US Youth Soccer - The Novice Coach: An Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer DVD Two-Disc Set. Created by the US Youth Soccer Technical Department, it is designed for coaches that are new to coaching youth players regardless of previous experience. Get your copy today at US Youth Soccer's Online Store
An additional program is the Coaches Connection, established to educate and further the flow of information between the coaches across the nation, the Connection connects you to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network. Open to anyone, the Coaches Connection is for coaches, administrators…you. Click here
to learn more.