Do you struggle to set up coaching sessions on a week to week basis? If you are anything like me then the answer will at some point in time have been yes. Back when I was new to coaching I used to finish my day job and be driving home thinking “What am I going to cover at training tonight?” I didnt want the session to be too boring, too difficult, too repetative or too difficult so it got me thinking.
I decided to ensure I planned the session’s in advance as this would give me a balance from week to week between passing, shooting, dribbling, fitness and positioning drills to get an even spread over the season, giving my players a great chance to develop and keep motivated and interested.
I started to search the internet for soccer drills for kids and there are lots out there which really helped me at the beginning of my coaching journey, which I why decided to develop this website to help other coaches like yourselves as I understand the difficulties you sometimes have spreading your time around evenly. Afterall we are voluteers with other comitments, work, families, hobbies and time is so preciuos these days.
I have made passing drills, shooting drills and dribbling drills to help you develop you coaching sessions. The key to success is hving simple and easy to understand drills to get the kids playing soccer and not listen to a 5 minute set up and not understand the drill.
My sessions would usual involve a 10 minute warm up with a ball (I covered this in a previuos post), follwed by a 15 minute shooting drill and maybe a 15 minute passing drill followed, followed by a mini match and maybe a fun penalty shootout at the end. This tended to work out giving a balanced approach of drills, fitness and some match practice. The best thing about it was it felt like there was a natural flow for the kids.
Remember, have fun for yourself and this will reflect on the kids and if the session does not go to plan, don’t worry just dust yourself down and be ready for the next session.