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How to Be a Soccer Coach for Kids

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Let the kids have fun. You can't put them down, even if they're not the brightest, you still can't! It will show you're a bad coach and parents will make the children leave the team.


First things first, run little drills but don't kill the children by making it too hard.Like wide cone-weaves and just dribbling down the field. But kids love to compete whether they win or lose, so do little relay races at the end for rewards.


Cover the following:

  • Pass with the inside or outside of your foot
  • Shoot with the laces not the toes. (this is very important for the next few years)
  • Stop the ball with the bottom or side of your foot.

Make sure you're an encouraging 1st coach. You lead children onto the next league and age group, so be the best coach you can be!

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