Coach's Email Week #2

Coach’s Email Week #2

Hello to everyone and I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. Week two is in the books. First DYSA games are right around the corner.  Also, thanks to everyone for wearing practice shirts. It was much easier to scrimmage and drill using the scrimmage jerseys (pennies).  Not only were we playing like a team, we were looking like one too.

Week two, we continued to try and get ball touches. We also began to focus on creating space and learning how to defend during different scenarios. Learning to  create space, we had the boys set up on different grids trying to dribble thru 2 defenders, 1 at a time. We later played some games with one attacker and multiple defenders, teaching the boys how to best help one another defensively. We were faced with some challenges Tuesday and we learned from them. It is my personal mission to teach these kids soccer in a fun and simple manner. Always remembering that the game is the best teacher.

Our teams are really bonding and getting into a practice groove. It was awesome to see some new friendships forming on the field. I was also very encouraged by Thursday’s practice. Everyone really stepped up. The communication on the field, could not be any better. Evan and Chase both received awards for outstanding sportsmanship at practice.

This week… We will continue drilling in hopes that our boys get lots of ball touches. I would also like to expand our drills