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Came across this video, first thought that came to mind is "the coach really talking to the kids as if they are u15" 

Maybe I'm old school but I highly doubt any of these kids understand what this coach is trying to tell them.  

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Well, the kids in the video are 11 ....
Here's the thing: As those kids get older, the best of them will be leaving that team and that club for FC Dallas and Texans, the two teams that they beat in that clip.

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Must be a statewide epidemic, Paulee.  Came across the last 15 minutes of a U15G D.A. game yesterday.  The Lonestar FC coach had already yelled himself hoarse, not that it stopped him.  It was the worst attempt at micromanaging I've seen in a while (I'd heard it before I could even see the field).  I use the word "attempt" because as near as I could tell, the athletes had tuned him out completely. 
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Yea definitely an epidemic and getting worse off with every season.  If you have the time just listen to the coaching in the video and Paulee, if im not mistaken the video says the teams are 2009's, so 8 years old no? 

Here is what im hearing the coach telling 8 year olds: 

Use your CB's to build out from the back, don't play direct 

Create space for yourself 

As they step to us play in from behind 

Be aggressive in the attacking 1/3

Really?  Which 8 year old even knows what a 1/3 is?????? 


 


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Specific, structured training like that is prevelant in Texas, especially in Dallas where ego maniacs want to use every term possible to impress parents with their “knowledge”.

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2006's, so they're 11.
Here's the thing: As Dev points out, specific and structured training is very common.  When we get them in high school, the kids can do some things very well, and other things just totally escape them.
Things like actually thinking the game.

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Had problems watching the entire video but I would say that the coach is very decent.

Anyone that thinks kids can't get what he is saying really don't know what kids are capable of.

The video clearly switches to different aged kids.

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Wow Ed,
Coming over to the 'Dark Side' are we? LOL

For me, there's too much 'Telling' and not enough 'Asking'
You check understanding by asking questions about what they Should be doing or what they have just done.
Engaging with kids is not about YOUR voice - its about BOTH voices

Fair enough that sometimes we may underestimate what kids can take in, but how about some FUN FFS?
There doesnt seem to be the differential between Teaching & Coaching
Teaching is imparting already known information and getting pupils to copy
Coaching should be about observing where the pupil is now and providing the inspiration and information so they can reach the level THEY want.
The term I like to use is Emotional Scaffolding

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The coach is suck in to winning more than letting the Ulittle enjoy and showcase their skills and he is there to see what potential is improving at development stage of skills.

So... He is a coach but need to go back to classroom and re-read his coaching bible...

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