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1 FALL 2011 DC Stoddert Soccer Recreational Program

2 Relevant Background Have 2 kids (4 th and 6 th graders) Coach my daughter’s recreational team (GU10) Part of VYSA’s coaching education & Olympic Development Program (ODP) staff Worked for Stoddert since 2003 Have US Soccer “A” license and National Youth License Played and coached in recreational and travel programs at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels (VA/DC, GA, NC, TN, PA, NY, KS, OH)

3 Technical Director Responsibilities COACHING EDUCATION Teaching US Soccer License Courses (D, E, F) Writing Age-Specific Practice Curriculum E-mailing Weekly Coaching Tips in-Season Conducting Coach and Player clinics (calendar on website & via e-mail September 12 th ) Hosting Monthly Roundtable at Public Tenley  First one – Thursday, September 15th Observing and helping coaches with their teams

4 Technical Director Responsibilities PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Developing tools, resources, and programs to give all recreational players access to quality training Ensuring that recreational players are developing appropriate skills  Age-specific curriculum & information  Coaches rotating players through all positions Arranging goalkeeping training sessions Organizing winter indoor clinic program, summer camps Evaluating programs to ensure we meet club needs

5 Technical Director Responsibilities OTHER: Maintaining list of professional coaches for hire Communicating club policies to parents Staying abreast of current trends and research on youth development and coaching – sharing this information with recreational coaches Creating opportunities for recreational players to interact with travel players Serving as a general resource for recreational parents, players, and coaches

6 Coaching Philosophy: RECREATIONAL SOCCER Two Components – Interdependent FUN  Positive coaching  Activities that teach the game vs. drills  Teach the players rather than the drills PLAYER DEVELOPMENT  Understand the needs of individual players as well as those of the team  Age-appropriate activities with specific objectives  Develop the tools to help players reach their potential

7 Cycle of Development – Teaching Soccer GAMEANALYSISTRAINING

8 Practice Tools: Session Format from US Soccer US Soccer Format for Practices: Technical Warm-Up (10-15 minutes) Small-Sided Activity (10-15 min) Expanded Small-Sided Activity (15-20 min) Small-Sided Game (20-30 min)

9 Practice Tools: Corrections Using the Coaches’ Toolbox Making Coaching Points During Practices: During the flow of the game/activity  Individuals  Team At natural stoppages (throw-ins, goal kicks, etc.)  Individuals  Team “Freeze method”  Team

10 Practice Tools: Manipulating Game Conditions for Different Outcomes Size and/or Shape of Field Maximum or Minimum of touches “Shot Clock” for quick play “Free” Players in channels outside field to cross balls into other players Target Players and/or End Zones for goals “Neutral” players (always on offense or defense) Uneven Numbers of players (i.e. 6 attackers vs. 4 defenders, going to goal)

11 3 v 3 to four goals: DRIBBLING

12 3 v 3 to multiple goals: SHORT PASSING

13 3 v 3 to endlines: LONG PASSES/TRANSITION

14 QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS Kate Samsot 202-338-1910 ext. 301 (office) 703-795-9963 (cell)

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