January 17, 2007
2007 Good Soccer Resolutions For Players (Youths And Adults), Parents, Coaches, Referees And League Officials
Koach Karl - Here's the first of four posts from Coach Gianni to bring in the New Year…
All of us, in the world of soccer, have to try to do our best to make the next soccer year, better than 2006!
As players, get better in basic soccer skills.
As parents, behave better at the fields and know better the ‘soccer laws‘.
As coaches, set a precise target in developing the players
individually and as a team.
As referees, get more fit and be more in the heart of the action.
As league officials, with the power to make decisions , try to put
emphasis on playing less games and prac ticing more.
At the end of every year, as human beings, we do this. Make good New Year’s resolutions. And sometimes we are able to respect these New
Year’s resolutions for… a few days!
So, don’t ‘shoot to high’ and let’s ask ourselves, to do something
that we can reasonable try to achieve.
By practicing one or two (???) times a week, for a little more than 1
hour, dreaming of getting better, is just that. A dream!!! So, if we
don’t decide to dedicate some time during the week, as a hobby, a
little everyday, to do simple exercises* with the ball in developing
our ability to handle it, we will always stay at the same level. And
because the others probably get better, our level will go down.
A little time running, a little time juggling, do some simple foot
work that your coaches can give you as home work, will generate a
tangible improvement. The secret is not to set a long daily program
that, sooner or later, will be abandoned, but instead make it become a
15/20 minute daily routine that will be like having breakfast or
playing a video-game or listening to music.
This could reasonably be done at every age. So, in 2007, get better a
Happy 2007 to all of you soccer lovers.
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*The best exercises can be found on the "9-Step Practice Routine" DVD.