Soccer Here, There - Everywhere!
A brief March blog has been posted to accompany this newsletter please read here
|2013 Smart Soccer Camps|
Our 2013 Smart Soccer camp schedule
is posted on the website and we hope to have applications posted sometime in March.
Please stay tuned for further details on another great camp season!
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Squads Not Teams?
With younger children creating small 'rigid' teams is very often counter productive leading to one sided games, lack of players when one or two fail to show and limited activities in the practice environment. This year in the spring I am introducing the 'squad' system to help alleviate some of these challenges. A squad can loosely be defined as two or more teams combined for the purpose of practices and games.
Another benefit of this approach is team coaching where, instead of working in isolation, coaches can benefit from sharing idea and practice activities. When coaches work effectively in cooperation it is not only more enjoyable for them, but much more fun and beneficial for the kids!
A program like this will always have its logistical challenges but if we are to make the enjoyment and soccer development of the child the priority then surely we can work to overcome any organizational challenges we may encounter. Let's hope so!
Cheerio for now.