2021 Coaching Thread

Discussion in 'Coach' started by stphnsn, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    More end product out of a player

    I have a 11YO that plays primarily on the wing. Good speed, good 1v1 skills—but really lacks that end product. Need to get more crosses and more shots out of her (more assists/goals, really). She does the heavy lifting of beating her defender(s) but need more to show for it.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Need more information. What happens when she beats the defender? Bad crosses or shots? Plays with it until she loses it?
     
  3. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    on the wings…Beats defender, usually to end line. Doesn’t fire the cross in loses it off the dribble. Partially, it’s that age where strikers aren’t trying to get on the end of crosses.

    Centrally, outruns defenders but then touch is too heavy and goes to the GK.
     
  4. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Ah. Maybe it's a confidence issue? I would set up activities where those particular actions aren't options. For wide play, maybe create a wide channel where wingers are unmarked to encourage the team to use them and swing in crosses. Maybe that helps her realize she can hit them in from out there? For the central issue, I would set up an attacking activity where they're not allowed to dribble the ball in deep enough that the GK could get it. Force them to shoot from whatever distance you think is appropriate, maybe starting with no GK and aiming for side netting to build confidence.
     
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  5. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Probably right. She is a u12 but we are playing 11v11 on the full size field this year (not my choice). I think her timing, gauging distances is off because of the changes. Crosses are longer, the box is bigger.

    i agree getting them Reps should help with this.
     
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  6. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'll try to do this without diagrams.

    I got a striker that's learning to make her runs beyond the opponent's backline. She's learning to trust her teammates to see the run and play her run. That's going well.

    Teammates are learning, but misplacing passes but also runner isn't looking for them.

    This week the pass hit the runner in the back but she had beaten the offside trap. Do you teach her to look back for the ball on the run (that could slow her down)? Or is it the passer's responsibility to play the ball in her line of sight? Should the runner curve her run?
     
  7. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Fall 2021 goes out with a whimper. My 6Us' final game got cancelled on Sunday due to the rain and cold. The reschedule for this evening just got cancelled too.



    It was so much fun having these 4 & 5 year olds for the season though. There were different problems from my spring 19Us (hitting and nose picking), but seeing the little sparks and "aha!" moments was just as good with them as with the older kids.
     
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  8. Ilknur Ibryam

    Ilknur Ibryam New Member

    AS Roma
    Italy
    May 22, 2021
    I just finished my first full half season. Amateur league.

    7 games 3 wins 1 draw and 3 loses. We are sitting 4th with 10 points. 1 behind the 3rd. Our 3 loses are 1:0, 1:0 and 2:1 to the teams above us. Our wins are 4:2, 13:1 and 5:0 against the teams bellow us.

    I am happy, because I managed 8 points more and moving to mid table from a bottom last season.

    However I announced I am quitting the team. The reason is I called a training on Saturday and called every player on the team to check with their schedules. Only 2 players showed up on time and 4 others came 30 mins later. I spend 3 hours preparing a building from the back training. We were going away to the 1st team on the league who are famous for their high press. We lost because last 20 mins while 1:1, they pressed extremelly high and we had no responce to it. The goal eventually came.

    I have been unable to organize trainings in this team. I am only organizing the team. And since I am not getting paid and I am not able to develop as a coach via actual coaching I see no reason to continue.
     
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  9. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It's a waste of your time. I'm curious how they finish without you.
     
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  10. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    In every role you take on, you have to recognize when it's no longer worth the effort. I was going to qualify this by saying "volunteer role", but I think it applies to paid gigs too. It's hard to be the person who cares the most about whatever it is you're doing and not take the others' disregard personally.
     
  11. jmnva

    jmnva Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    I'd put in on the passer to play the ball
     
  12. Ilknur Ibryam

    Ilknur Ibryam New Member

    AS Roma
    Italy
    May 22, 2021
    They will probably manage 7-9 points if they keep the team. I have managed to lay some foundations and they have 4 home games now. At this level home games are important, because teams have hard time gathering 12-13 people for away games, lacking quality subs. Fitness plays role in the second half and 5 good subs with fresh players boost the play significantly. Additionally the away teama bringing weaker teams, because some of the starters are too lazy to travel, others are afraid because of the kicking and bad referring, also violent public sometimes.
     
  13. jmnva

    jmnva Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Got a new one for you. Had a 6:30 game so mostly under the lights. Right at 7:30. with 5 minutes to play the lights in the stadium went off (presumably the permit time ended @ 7:30). So the game got called there.
     
  14. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Will the result stand?
     
  15. jmnva

    jmnva Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Yes. Under league rules, enough had been played for the game to be official. I learned later that the lights on that field can be turned on remotely so I should have called the county.
     
  16. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Ended up with 21 boys out for my 19U team at our evaluations this weekend. That means I have to cut 3 and offer them "training player" spots. Trying to figure out where everyone fits in based on 3.5 hours of training time is tough.
     
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  17. jmnva

    jmnva Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Good luck
     
  18. jmnva

    jmnva Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Fall season is in the books (HS girls have our league cup this weekend but I don't count that).

    All 3 experiences were good but very different.

    With the HS girls (juniors and seniors) it never felt like we found a rhythm. We'd only get 8-10 practice and then a different crew each week for games (college application season crushed us). When things were clicking they were fun to watch.

    The 3rd graders were amazing. They went from getting blown out in week 1 and not understanding the big field and positions, to playing something that looked like soccer most of the time.

    My kindergarteners were just a blast to coach. Every week they started to get it a little bit more.

    Since I'm a data nerd and someone at the bar asked me last week, I can say this was my 42nd season coaching and teams 97,98 and 99 (counting fall and spring as separate seasons)
     
  19. jmnva

    jmnva Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    I mistakenly counted the no-soccer season of spring of 2020. so I'm only on Season 41
     
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  20. J'can

    J'can Member+

    Jul 3, 2007
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I've been threatening to do this for years. Finally got started on some coaching licenses. So I have completed that introduction grassroots course and the 9V9 course. Looking to do the 11v11 online course next .

    Hoping to be able to meet the requirements for the d license in the next few months. Then the upcoming season completing the d license.

    Currently coaching rec and should continue in the spring season coming up to so I'm on my way. :D
     
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  21. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nice work! Double check on the reqs to do the D. Some of the previous licenses need to be in person instead of online. At least that's the way it was in the past. May have changed since Covid, but I don't remember seeing anything to that effect.
     
  22. jmnva

    jmnva Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Good luck
     
  23. jmnva

    jmnva Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Closed out my HS girls season with our end of season tournament. TBH-- they didn't play great in their 1st 2 pool game (losing 1 and tying 1) In order to advance to the knock-out game they needed to win today and needed help in the other game. My girls took care of business with a clinical 4-0 win but didn't get help.

    It was funny when we showed up at the consolation game, the other coach was as surprised to see me as I was to see him.

    The girls played about the best I've seen them play all season-- they dominated possession for most of the game and finally scored late for the 1-0.

    It was really fun to watch.

    Fall soccer is now totally over. Registration for the spring will start in January
     
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  24. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Well, I've had the first Covid casualty of my 19Us' winter... me. My SIL brought a sick kid to Thanksgiving, and now I've tested positive and am isolating from my family for 10 days. That means I've had to cancel my players & parents meeting for next Wed. Cancelling the meeting isn't a huge deal, but it's a missed chance to see the boys again and reinforce our expectations.

    Thankfully, I'm just dealing with a runny nose and headache and missing my wife, kids, and a week of work. All things considered, it could be worse.

    Get vaccinated. Get boosted. If you're sick, stay home and get tested.
     

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