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  • 1. *Respect *Diversity *Sportsmanship *Integrity *Teamwork *Perseverance *Healthy Lifestyles Fall 2009 www.SoccerKidsofAmerica.Org © 2009
  • 2. Soccer Kids of America
    • Erin Johnson, Founder Soccer Kids of America; Client Account Manager, Hosted Solutions
    • Dr. Stephanie Diaz, Faculty: Sport and Recreation Administration Department, Cumberland University
    • Additional Support by Dr. P. Brian Greenwood, Cal Poly
    • Board of Directors
    • Aaron Houghton, CEO, Preation
    • Charlie Slagle, CEO, CASL
    • Brendan Moylan, COO, Eurosport
    • Les Hamashima, CMO, Transite Technology
    • Matthew Johnson, Rally Driver/Owner, Carolina RS
  • 3. Mission
    • Soccer Kids of America is a character development program for children that attend Title I elementary schools with a large percentage of children on the National Free and Reduced Lunch program.  Our focus is to teach children life skills through after school on the field instruction of basic soccer skills at schools across our nation.
  • 4. Developmental Considerations Ages U10 to U12
    • Psychomotor Development
      • Increasing physical and psychological differences
      • Increasing demands on self to perform
      • Increased ability to refine gross motor skills
    • Cognitive Development
      • Enhanced ability to think critically
      • Greater spacial awareness and understanding
      • Emphasis on repetition for skill development/recall
    • Psychosocial Development
      • Increased emphasis on friends and a team orientation
      • Coaches and teachers play a significant role
      • Increased drive toward competence
      • Increased need for positive reinforcement
  • 5. Developmental Considerations cont…
    • Coaches are encouraged to keep their training sessions:
      • Player-centered/Coach-guided
      • Focused on Fun and Play-oriented
      • Be: prepared, positive, proactive, productive, and patient
      • Communicate: clearly, concisely, and confidently
      • Introduce skills progressively and build through skill development through repetition
    • Player Development Goals:
      • Fun
      • Soccer Skills and Soccer Knowledge
      • Nutrition and Fitness Knowledge
      • Life Skills
  • 6. Injury Prevention & Risk Management
    • Safety Facilities
    • Proper inspection of equipment, goals (anchored), field, etc.
    • Never let children hang on goals
    • Never let children play on, in or near structures that may pose a risk
    • Safety Personal
    • Complete the Volunteer Information Sheet and Participate in the Background Check
    • Pay attention and properly supervise the children during transition in and out of drills and during rests or breaks
    • Never drive child(ren) to or from school or practice
    • Never leave child(ren) unattended or alone at the field (before, during or after practice)
    • Always have another adult with you and Always have a cell phone
    • Safety Attire
    • No jewelry , beaded hair, improper eyewear.
    • Proper attire (shirt, shorts, shin guards, socks, cleats or sneakers, etc.).
    • Goalies wear a jersey color other than the team they are on.
  • 7. Safety First Aid Guidelines
    • It would be advisable to have your own or have access to a basic medical kit that includes
    • Athletic tape and Pre-wrap
    • Band-Aids of various sizes
    • Gauze pads
    • Antibiotic ointment
    • Non-latex gloves
    • Ice bags
  • 8. Safety First Aid Guidelines
    • The most common injuries are typically treatable with the basic medical kit.
    • These include: Abrasions and Lacerations, Dehydration, Dizziness, Heat Cramps/Stress, Nosebleeds, & Skin Bruises .
    • General Treatment: ( RICE )
      • R est- remove the player from field of play.
      • I ce- apply ice to injury.
      • C ompression- apply compression bandages
      • E levation- elevate injured body part above heart if possible.
        • The RICE treatment is the only first aid treatment that is safe for a sports injury without professional advice . (US Youth Soccer)
    • Be aware of any children with special medical conditions or medications .
  • 9. Safety Weather
    • Threat of lightning 30-30 rule: Lightning: Thunder: < 30 seconds ~ seek proper shelter.
    • Temperature Guidelines:
      • Generally temperatures under 50º require additional clothing
      • Under 35 º and consideration to s uspend games and training should be made
      • Generally temperatures 80º - 99º with humidity factored in require mandatory water breaks and perhaps a shortened training session if temperature reach above 100º
  • 10. Organization of a Typical Practice/Training Session
    • Coaches are expected to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to practice to set up and discuss their roles for the day. Most likely the Life Skills Coach will lead the Welcome/Warm-up section and the Cool Down/Break-down section. Soccer Coaches will lead the Soccer Skills Training. Coaches not leading a section should always be assisting.
    • Introductions
    • Attendance
    • Three Strikes
    • Take Homework
    • Each practice begins with a warm-up, stretching, and ice breaker.
  • 11. Warm-Up and Stretching
    • During the first section of the Body Awareness activity coaches will conduct the warm-up while also discussing the Healthy Lifestyle of the day.
    • During the last section of the Body Awareness activity /Toe Touches, coaches will begin the Life Skills discussion of the day. (i.e. Do 20 toe touches, take a break to discuss life skill, do 20 more toe touches, take a break to discuss life skill…etc.)
  • 12. Soccer Skills Training Session
    • Conducted according to games outline. All soccer skills games are designed with a beginner level then various versions, start with beginner level and progress as the children improve to insure they are always being challenged.
    • During soccer skills point out positive demonstrations of the life skill of the day or negative demonstrations (if negative, address only with the child, not to the entire group).
  • 13. Cool Down /Break-down
    • To review what they learned that day.
    • Hand out take home assignment.
    • Hands in for ‘Soccer Kids’
    • Make sure to count balls and gather equipment.
    • Discuss among coaches how the lesson went, what you liked, didn’t like, how the children responded, what they seemed to like the most etc. Please send this feedback to [email_address] weekly.
  • 14. RESPECT “Treat Others as You Would Want to be Treated” Dribbling/Defending Power Up with Breakfast
    • Objectives:
    • To define, identify, and demonstrate respect on the field and in life
    • By oral prompts, visual modelling, and physical play.
    • To describe, explain, and perform dribbling and defending a soccer ball
    • By oral prompts, visual modelling, and physical play.
    • To list, illustrate, choose, contrast, select, and identify a healthy start breakfast
    • By providing examples of poor, good, better, and best choices for breakfast and completing the optional power up with breakfast worksheet.
    • To Have Fun!
    Lesson 1 Example
  • 15. Welcome/Warm-up (20 Minutes)
    • Introduction: Name Game 5 min
      • Each child says name (Erin) and a breakfast item (Eggs) during stretching with ball.
    • Healthy Lifestyle Training – Power Up with Breakfast
    • Body Awareness Activity
      • I can do something without the ball, can you?
      • I can do something with the ball, can you?
      • Toe Touches Breakfast Style: #1 & #2
  • 16. Life Skills Training – Respect “Treat Others as You Would Want to be Treated”
    • What does it feel like to be respected?
    • The person I respect most is ____ because …
    • My parents taught me to respect ____.
    • I show respect to person/place/thing/idea by doing …
    • Respecting this person/place/thing/idea is important because …
    • (e.g., treat others how you want to be treated, be courteous and polite, listen to what other people have to say)
    • What does respect mean….?
    • To pay attention to, be considerate, hold in high esteem.
      • Coaches demo on the field of play (soccer)
      • Kids demo on the field of play (soccer)
      • Coaches demo in life (school or home)
      • Kids demo in life (school or home)
  • 17. Soccer Skills Training (30 Minutes)
    • Dribbling Video
    • Defending Video
    • Pointers: position body over the ball; using all parts of either foot; keep head up; shield with your body between the ball and opponent.
    • Tag
    • Red light/Green Light
    • Planets
    • Shield and Steal
    • Simple Knockout (Individuals)
  • 18. Cool Down/Break-down (5 Minutes)
    • Review Healthy Lifestyle and Life Skills Lessons
      • Who can tell me _____?
      • Who can show me _____?
      • Who knows what _____?
    • Review Dribbling and Shielding do’s and dont’s
      • Who can tell me _____?
      • Who can show me _____?
      • Who knows what _____?
    • Break down with Hands In and Up “Soccer Kids”
  • 19. RBT and MI See Appendix Table
  • 20. Questions and Feedback
    • Questions or Comments
    • Please email Erin…
    • [email_address]