Now that my teams have been playing Futsal for a few months we’ve gone over and over the basic Futsal tactics that have helped my teams to understand the shape and structure needed to play Futsal effectively. That’s not to say that they can always execute effectively.
We could keep working on our shape and movement but I think if we do we will reach a point of dimension return. The tactical sessions, even though they include a lot of technical components, won’t help us improve that much more. So I’ve transitioned to working on the technical abilities that the players need to keep possession individually so that they have the time and space they need to create the movement and options within our system.
Some might say that I’ve done this backwards but I explain why I approached the season this way in the podcast.
“I just got my USSF E License done last summer, and now am looking to do my D next summer as well as the United Soccer Coaches National Diploma soon.
I currently coach a great group of U12 Girls in a major metro area, which is a great hub for the game of soccer. I have quickly discovered that coaching and player development is something I am very passionate about and would like to devote my efforts to making a career out of it.
Aside from obtaining my licenses and continuing to coach every season, just being so young, I am not really sure what the path is to work towards my goal of the sport of soccer being my main vocation.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!”
Have as many experiences as possible: Rec, Premier, Clinics, Camps, Club, High School, College, Pro, ALL AGE GROUPS. Find what you’re passionate about and what you’re good at. Make contacts and take every opportunity you can. It’s a difficult thing to pursue directly. Have a lot of experiences and see where they take you.
In This Episode
I recently took over the administration and coaching education for the recreational program in our club. I haven’t had much experience with the Rec side of soccer before so I’m learning a lot about how it works
Today I want to talk about the similarities, differences and when you should choose one over the other.
A couple of listeners posted links to previous episodes on Twitter and in discussion groups last week and I really appreciate that. Please help us spread the word about the podcast by following us @WClassCoaching and retweet our podcast information and announcements.
Next week I’m going to revisit a previous topic and talk what I’ve discovered about it and how this has changed my approach to coaching it.