The Pregame Routine for Soccer Coaches
Part of the Coaching Soccer For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Get your day of coaching soccer off to a good start by establishing a pregame routine. Go through the following tips so your players have a safe and fun-filled time on and off the soccer field.
Inspect the field for loose rocks, broken glass, raised sprinkler heads, or anything else that could injure a child.
Verify that all the kids brought the proper equipment.
Have the kids warm up. Keep the drills light, cover all the muscle groups that will be used in the game, and involve a large number of soccer skills to properly prepare kids for the game.
Give the kids a water break before the game begins.
Provide encouraging words and a pat on the back to boost kids’ confidence and enhance self-esteem.