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# Coaching small sided soccer games

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Talking points from the Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Association's Grassroots workshop a few years back.

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### Coaching small sided soccer games

1. 1. Coaching WithSmall-Sided Games Larry Paul Reading the Game Prepared for the Newfoundland Labrador Soccer Association 1
2. 2. Reading The Game Rx For Soccer Coaching is a lot like being a doctor. The first thing you need to do is to diagnose your patient. 2
3. 3. Reading The Game Rx For Soccer You’ll need a standard procedure and methods. Soccer triage. From the biggest to the smallest problem. 3
4. 4. Reading The GameThe Four Main Moments Soccer is a dynamic game that occurs in a continuous cycle. The cycle is played out in four main moments. 4
5. 5. Reading The GameThe Four Main Moments 1. Own team in possession. 2. Losing possession. 3. Opponents have possession. 4. Regaining possession. 5
6. 6. Reading The GameThe Four Main Moments This sequence applies to both teams throughout the entire game. Each team occupies the moment opposite their opponents. 6
7. 7. Reading The GameThe Four Main Moments Drills and exercises often leave players in only one moment. That nature can train a one dimensional view of the game. 7
8. 8. Reading The GameThe Four Main Moments Drills and exercises do little to teach players the nature of transition. Small-sided games teach this element naturally. 8
9. 9. Reading The GameChoose the Team and the Moment Which team is having the biggest problem? By contrast, their opponents are doing alright. 9
10. 10. Reading The GameWhat is the Problem in That Moment? Exactly what is the biggest problem facing the team? Which moment is the problem in? 10
11. 11. Reading The Game Whose Problem is it? Who is the cause, or has to deal with the problem? Name names! 11
12. 12. Reading The GameWhere Does the Problem Occur? Think of the field divided into thirds. A back third. A middle third. A top third. 12
13. 13. Reading The GameWhen Does Problem Occur? What event or situation triggers the problem? 13
14. 14. Reading The GameWhy Does the Problem Occur? The answer will be in a break down of the players Technique Insight Communication you identified earlier. 14
15. 15. Reading The GameWhy Does the Problem Occur? TIC Is what you’ll coach in small-sided games. small-sided 15
16. 16. Reading The GameWhy Does the Problem Occur? TIC IC Technique The tools needed to reach the objective. 16
17. 17. Reading The GameWhy Does the Problem Occur? I T C T C Insight. The blueprint to follow. 17
18. 18. Reading The GameWhy Does the Problem Occur? TI TIC Communication. The chain of command. 18
19. 19. Reading The GameWhy Does the Problem Occur? TIC All three elements need to be addressed. Ultimately, they are related. 19
20. 20. Reading The Game Red Herrings Beware of static moments. Restarts. Easy to see, but little return. 20
21. 21. Reading The Game Red Herrings Beware of coaches problems. Focus on player problems. 21
22. 22. Reading The Game Red Herrings Think probabilities, not possibilities. Hope is not a method. What’s best is what’s likely, not might be. 22
23. 23. Reading The Game Fast Math Be aware of dynamic moments. Harder to see, but greater return. 23
24. 24. Reading The Game Fast Math 1v1, 2v1, 1v2, 2v2, 3v2, 2v3 and so on. How do the player’s handle the different combinations? These combinations represent skill sets. 24
25. 25. Reading The Game Fast Math Mastery of these skill sets represent one of the major differences between small-sided games and drills. 25
26. 26. Reading The Game Fast Math Small-sided games require players to analyze what situation they’re in. That situation will only exist for a few seconds. Then another transition occurs. 26
27. 27. Reading The GameAlways the Same Questions The moment of transition to winning possession always asks the same question. Do we counter, or build up the attack? 27
28. 28. Reading The GameAlways the Same Questions The moment of transition to losing possession always asks the same question. Do we press up and hold the opponent, or retreat? 28
29. 29. Reading The GameAlways the Same Questions Everyone must have the same answer. Everyone must be on the same page. Everyone must be in the same moment. 29
30. 30. Reading The Game Pecking Order Street soccer was built around an internal power structure. Leadership came from inside of the group. The dominant personality ruled. 30
31. 31. Reading The Game Pecking Order In street soccer this was often the role for older players. Their insight was close to the younger ones. They shared perspective and ambition. 31
32. 32. Reading The Game Agreeing to the Plan The dominate players would decide on a plan. It would be based on how they wanted to play the game. This would be their style of play. 32
33. 33. Reading The Game Agreeing to the Plan There are two basic styles. The playmaking, or high pressure attacking style. Or the fast break, counter attacking style. 33
34. 34. Reading The GameDistribution of Basic Tasks After a style is chosen the basic tasks are given out. The tasks must match the demands of the plan. 34
35. 35. Reading The GameDistribution of Basic Tasks In small-sided games the basic tasks are: Ahead of the ball. Behind the ball. Left, center, right. 35
36. 36. Reading The GameDistribution of Basic Tasks In small-sided games the basic tasks are: Goal scorers. Goal makers. Ball winners. 36
37. 37. Reading The GameDistribution of Basic Tasks These basic tasks would be relative to the moment and the situation in the game. 37
38. 38. Reading The GameDistribution of Basic Tasks Players would develop their talents to match their tasks. Players needed a strong baseline and, some special quality. 38
39. 39. The End Thank you. 39