The U.S. Soccer Numbering System (What the heck is a #10?)

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: Advanced (15u-18u), Coaching, Intermediate (13u-14u), Session Planning, Tactical|Tags: , , , , |

At the intermediate level of play and above, tactical instruction begins to outweigh technical instruction. To aid in this instruction, player positions are replaced with a standard numbering system that provides: A consistent scheme/system across the United States, simplifying tactical discussions among disparate coaching staff Refinement of positions (e.g. a defensive vs center vs attacking midfielder) [...]

Constructing an Ideal Drill

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Fun, Player Development, Session Planning|Tags: , , , , |

All other things being equal, the more: Touches on ball, Physical conditioning, and Digestible tactics you can incorporate into each activity, the faster your players will develop and the more fun they will have. So how can we incorporate this knowledge into our drill construction? Increasing Touches on Ball Sitting in traffic is one of the [...]