Street Soccer in Match Day Program (Great Read)

By | 2017-07-05T12:29:44+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Soccer Stories|

Regulars to this page will know I frequently write about philosophy and the merits of the English game. Whilst there are no doubts lessons to be learned, in this article I would like to look at some of the more theoretical aspects of learning and coaching from some great innovators in the game. One thing I think we need to establish is that perhaps there are things we can learn about the past in how coaching was undertaken and the game played but also new ideas we can blend in. It is only by being totally open minded and receptive to new ideas can we truly push the boundaries of what we can teach our younger players. One thing we do here a lot about is how in the past young players would come in from school, grab a ball and play on the street. Even as recent as Wayne Rooney he describes such things and how it influenced his game. Equally we aware that the streets are different, there are more distractions for young players in the form of electronic equipment, social media and safety on the streets and in parks. BUT be under no illusion, we have to let our players play and it is only through play do they learn, adapt, make decisions and ultimately have fun. In a setting like this we can truly learn. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up" - Pablo Picasso During [...]