Coaching Soccer Weekly: Methods, Trends, Techniques and Tactics from WORLD CLASS COACHING

by Tom Mura: Soccer Coach, Skills Director, Co-Owner WORLD CLASS COACHING and Blogger

Coaching Soccer Weekly: Methods, Trends, Techniques and Tactics from WORLD CLASS COACHING
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 147
  • Last: 9 Mar 2018
Get an in-depth look at the methods, strategies and techniques used by a youth soccer coach working full time with youth soccer players of every age and skill level. This includes training plans, team management and planning ideas, full soccer practices, the latest trends in coaching soccer and soccer training, as well as interviews with other coaches and trainers that are on the cutting edge of soccer development.

Episodes (147)

  • #140 Dealing with a Poor Performance
    #140 Dealing with a Poor Performance
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    Published: 9 Mar 2018 Duration: 28:07
    In the opening of this week’s podcast I describe an incident from one of my games last weekend. It’s a story that’s better heard than read. This week’s question comes from Evan. He’s asking about formations. Evan says, “This high school gir... Read more →
    In the opening of this week’s podcast I describe an incident from one of my games last weekend. It’s a story that’s better heard than read. This week’s question comes from Evan. He’s asking about formations. Evan says, “This high school gir... Read more →

  • #139 The Transition to the Spring Outdoor Season
    #139 The Transition to the Spring Outdoor Season
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    Published: 2 Mar 2018 Duration: 32:23
    We had our first outdoor tournament last weekend. I like this tournament because it gives my teams three or four quick games before the season starts. The weather was really cold the week before so we weren’t able train much. Two of my team... Read more →
    We had our first outdoor tournament last weekend. I like this tournament because it gives my teams three or four quick games before the season starts. The weather was really cold the week before so we weren’t able train much. Two of my team... Read more →

  • #138 Reviewing My Season Long Plan
    #138 Reviewing My Season Long Plan
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    Published: 23 Feb 2018 Duration: 32:03
    Last weekend was US Youth Futsal Nationals. I know that talking about ‘National’ tournaments for youth players can sound a little over the top. There weren’t teams from all over the country but there were some great teams from the midwest a... Read more →
    Last weekend was US Youth Futsal Nationals. I know that talking about ‘National’ tournaments for youth players can sound a little over the top. There weren’t teams from all over the country but there were some great teams from the midwest a... Read more →

  • #137 Attack vs Defense Game to Train Decision Making
    #137 Attack vs Defense Game to Train Decision Making
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 32:32
    This weekend is the US Youth Futsal National that are held here in the KC area. I have one team in the tournament and I’m looking forward to seeing how they do against some very good opposition. It’s great to finish up the season with an ev... Read more →
    This weekend is the US Youth Futsal National that are held here in the KC area. I have one team in the tournament and I’m looking forward to seeing how they do against some very good opposition. It’s great to finish up the season with an ev... Read more →

  • #136 The Responsibilities of an Effective Coach
    #136 The Responsibilities of an Effective Coach
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    Published: 9 Feb 2018 Duration: 43:06
    For three weeks I’ve focused on fast footwork and lateral movement with my players. It’s been great to see their increased on comfort and confidence on the ball. Each practice I’ve given them ‘homework’ to do that related to the movements w... Read more →
    For three weeks I’ve focused on fast footwork and lateral movement with my players. It’s been great to see their increased on comfort and confidence on the ball. Each practice I’ve given them ‘homework’ to do that related to the movements w... Read more →

  • #135 Training Players to Move Individually and as a Team
    #135 Training Players to Move Individually and as a Team
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    Published: 2 Feb 2018 Duration: 25:40
    We’re starting to wrap up our Futsal season. I’m continuing to work on technical skills that will help the players in Futsal but I’m starting to plan for the transition back to outdoor. I’ll talk about that more in the coming weeks. We wrap... Read more →
    We’re starting to wrap up our Futsal season. I’m continuing to work on technical skills that will help the players in Futsal but I’m starting to plan for the transition back to outdoor. I’ll talk about that more in the coming weeks. We wrap... Read more →

  • #134 The Choice between Rec and Premier
    #134 The Choice between Rec and Premier
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    Published: 26 Jan 2018 Duration: 31:19
    Now that my teams have been playing Futsal for a few months we’ve gone over and over the basic Futsal tactics that have helped my teams to understand the shape and structure needed to play Futsal effectively. That’s not to say that they can... Read more →
    Now that my teams have been playing Futsal for a few months we’ve gone over and over the basic Futsal tactics that have helped my teams to understand the shape and structure needed to play Futsal effectively. That’s not to say that they can... Read more →

  • #133 How to Improve Technically and Tactically at Home
    #133 How to Improve Technically and Tactically at Home
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    Published: 19 Jan 2018 Duration: 44:58
    The Central Regional Championships for the US Youth Futsal Nationals was in Kansas City last weekend. I had one team win and qualify for Nationals while the other had a tough weekend. They played some very good teams but didn’t play as well... Read more →
    The Central Regional Championships for the US Youth Futsal Nationals was in Kansas City last weekend. I had one team win and qualify for Nationals while the other had a tough weekend. They played some very good teams but didn’t play as well... Read more →

  • #132 New Grassroots Coaching Pathway
    #132 New Grassroots Coaching Pathway
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    Published: 12 Jan 2018 Duration: 38:39
    Last weekend I had my first games back with my teams after the long holiday break. Because of the way the schedule worked out we didn’t have a practice before our games. I knew we wouldn’t be really sharp but I was surprised by just how rus... Read more →
    Last weekend I had my first games back with my teams after the long holiday break. Because of the way the schedule worked out we didn’t have a practice before our games. I knew we wouldn’t be really sharp but I was surprised by just how rus... Read more →

  • #131 A Coach’s New Years Resolution
    #131 A Coach’s New Years Resolution
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    Published: 5 Jan 2018 Duration: 30:55
    It was a great time for a break! I really enjoyed the time away from the field and the chance to spend time with family and friends. It was also a productive time as I was able to complete my spring league and tournament plan as well as the... Read more →
    It was a great time for a break! I really enjoyed the time away from the field and the chance to spend time with family and friends. It was also a productive time as I was able to complete my spring league and tournament plan as well as the... Read more →

  • #130 Movement to Create Options
    #130 Movement to Create Options
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 39:23
    I had a ton of Futsal games last week. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve divided my teams up for the Futsal season to make sure they all get plenty of playing time. This is great for the players but it doubles the number of games I have on an... Read more →
    I had a ton of Futsal games last week. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve divided my teams up for the Futsal season to make sure they all get plenty of playing time. This is great for the players but it doubles the number of games I have on an... Read more →

  • #129 Four Key Elements of an Effective Warm-Up
    #129 Four Key Elements of an Effective Warm-Up
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    Published: 8 Dec 2017 Duration: 39:52
    The first full weekend of Futsal for my teams is always interesting because it’s first time some of my players have been in a Futsal game. Some are surprised how much they enjoy the new experience while others aren’t as sure. It’s just too ... Read more →
    The first full weekend of Futsal for my teams is always interesting because it’s first time some of my players have been in a Futsal game. Some are surprised how much they enjoy the new experience while others aren’t as sure. It’s just too ... Read more →

  • #128 Futsal Techniques and Tactics
    #128 Futsal Techniques and Tactics
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    Published: 1 Dec 2017 Duration: 37:42
    My Thanksgiving holiday week was full of family, american football and too much food. It was a great break and chance to reset. I usually have my teams take the first week of Futsal off because that gives them a two-week break between the e... Read more →
    My Thanksgiving holiday week was full of family, american football and too much food. It was a great break and chance to reset. I usually have my teams take the first week of Futsal off because that gives them a two-week break between the e... Read more →

  • #127 Building Technical Training Progressions
    #127 Building Technical Training Progressions
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    Published: 17 Nov 2017 Duration: 46:48
    Well, last weekend was the end of the outdoor season for the last of my teams. Just in time too because the weather has really made a turn to the colder side in the midwest. All of our training sessions from now on will be focused on the te... Read more →
    Well, last weekend was the end of the outdoor season for the last of my teams. Just in time too because the weather has really made a turn to the colder side in the midwest. All of our training sessions from now on will be focused on the te... Read more →

  • #126 How to Remove Diving from Soccer
    #126 How to Remove Diving from Soccer
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    Published: 10 Nov 2017 Duration: 33:50
    My teams are making the transition to indoor Futsal training this week. Some of them still have an outdoor tournament this weekend but our club always moving inside on the first of November. I enjoy the change of pace and the focus on diffe... Read more →
    My teams are making the transition to indoor Futsal training this week. Some of them still have an outdoor tournament this weekend but our club always moving inside on the first of November. I enjoy the change of pace and the focus on diffe... Read more →

  • #125 Prepare their Mind to Train their Skills
    #125 Prepare their Mind to Train their Skills
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    Published: 3 Nov 2017 Duration: 40:41
    As I mentioned last week, my weekend was focused on refereeing as I renewed my outdoor and Futsal certifications. I was asked to do a presentation to the group from a coach’s perspective. I tried to show how coaches, referees and players ne... Read more →
    As I mentioned last week, my weekend was focused on refereeing as I renewed my outdoor and Futsal certifications. I was asked to do a presentation to the group from a coach’s perspective. I tried to show how coaches, referees and players ne... Read more →

  • #124 Adding Passive Pressure to Technical Training
    #124 Adding Passive Pressure to Technical Training
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    Published: 27 Oct 2017 Duration: 37:04
    Last week was our final weekend of league play which came just in time because the weather is due to get much colder this weekend. Since I don’t have any games this weekend I scheduled my recertification courses for outdoor and Futsal refer... Read more →
    Last week was our final weekend of league play which came just in time because the weather is due to get much colder this weekend. Since I don’t have any games this weekend I scheduled my recertification courses for outdoor and Futsal refer... Read more →

  • #123 Where We Go from Here
    #123 Where We Go from Here
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    Published: 20 Oct 2017 Duration: 42:08
    This is the last weekend of league play in our area. It’s great to see the players really starting to understand the key aspects of the game that we’ve been focusing on. They’re not always getting it right but seeing them work hard to play ... Read more →
    This is the last weekend of league play in our area. It’s great to see the players really starting to understand the key aspects of the game that we’ve been focusing on. They’re not always getting it right but seeing them work hard to play ... Read more →

  • #122 Silent Saturdays Aren’t the Answer
    #122 Silent Saturdays Aren’t the Answer
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    Published: 13 Oct 2017 Duration: 23:25
    I can’t believe I’m sitting here today NOT looking forward to the World Cup this summer. Having the US miss the World Cup for the first time in my adult life is a very hard pill to swallow. This is a youth soccer podcast so I usually don’t ... Read more →
    I can’t believe I’m sitting here today NOT looking forward to the World Cup this summer. Having the US miss the World Cup for the first time in my adult life is a very hard pill to swallow. This is a youth soccer podcast so I usually don’t ... Read more →

  • #121 US DA vs High School Soccer
    #121 US DA vs High School Soccer
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    Published: 6 Oct 2017 Duration: 34:07
    With one of my teams last weekend I decided not to coach while the ball was in play. The team had played a tournament the previous weekend and they had heard enough from me :-). I wanted them to take total ownership of the game and make the... Read more →
    With one of my teams last weekend I decided not to coach while the ball was in play. The team had played a tournament the previous weekend and they had heard enough from me :-). I wanted them to take total ownership of the game and make the... Read more →