Have a Wasatch Classic Tournament?
Free training with the club trainers! Great opportunity for the kids to meet their prospective trainers, introduce them to the program training philosophy, and get to meet other kids in their gender/age group. This is also a great opportunity for the parents to meet the trainers and coaches and ask questions about the club, academy program, trainers coaches, etc.
When: May 18th
Happening despite weather, only lightening will cancel.
Where: Centennial Jr. High
Goal Keeper Training
All training will be at Centennial Jr. High.
All across the
soccer world with few exceptions, the coaching emphasis is very much on development. The soccer world, with all the money involved is however, results orientated and the desire to win is extremely
relevant. Hold to that the need to entertain.
Coaching children however demands that we learn to play before we learn to win and while winning isn't everything- its better than loosing.
Our club, Wasatch, takes things a little differently. On top of all this we try to build character through the medium of soccer. In fact the Glasgow Celtic Football Club as big as they are adopt the same philosophy. Bearing this all in mind I would like to say that we still must play to win with all we have got. Obviously that falls under the banner of character. That desire to play to win not only applies to our mid-week and weekend games but also to our small sided games at practice even down to our 1 v 1 situations.
A player must "get fit to play the game" not "play the game to get fit".
Our practices and indeed our very attitudes must be directed to incorporate all of these aspects.
CHARACTER: Commitment- training - play to win
SPORTSMANSHIP:Conduct and attitude, especially fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in losing.
GENERAL GOOD BEHAVIOR: Reinforce polite requests, not whining, teasing and tantrums. Reinforce calm discussions, not arguments and power struggles.
A professional game at the highest level last +/- 90 mins
The ball spends 30 mins out of play
A player has the ball at his feet for about 4 mins collectively.
He covers (depending on his position) about 3 miles of which up to 1 mile is spent sprinting and the other 2 walking or jogging.
We can dilute these numbers to suit our players.
When you look at James Fry and Doug Lemmons approach to coaching a lot of time is spent on individual technical ability.
Apart from the obvious benefits of this in the short term the long term benefits to coaches who will work with these children when the players are older will find it so much easier to teach them. The players themselves will be so much more advanced that those players who have sadly been taught to win in their younger years.
Individual skills are vital at all ages from a practical viewpoint as well as the entertainment value and satisfaction.
Player 12-13 and older should be introduced to the tactical aspects of the game. The older and or more mature players will benefit from this aspect as they get older and more mature.
For those of you who may not know tactical components require communication and concentration that's why it is difficult for the younger players.
Defending and attacking principles are the type of tactical sessions we should look at. Also combination play and so on.
One word of reprimand needs 15 words of praise to compensate- in many instances.
False praise is soon identified for what it is. Some people respond to praise and reprimand in different ways and on different days.
Players may need to be "shouted" to and not at.
A lot depends on what the objectives of the individual players might be and what the teams objectives are. These may determine the attitude around that team.
Everybody, thankfully is different and all need to be treated with and deliver respect.
Of course at the same time must be devoted to practicing drills obviously the younger and or less experienced players need more time to "master" the basic principals of the game.
However as soon as is practical all players must get into competitive game situations from 1v1 up to 8v8.
While we will practice these games and introduce 2 touch, 1 touch and 3 touch situations we mustn't lose sight of the individuality of players and we must be mindful of not coaching this out of the players out of our care.
With your help and guidance they will learn where and when it is best to perform these individual skills on the field.
It is my intention to take those coaches who are interested and share ideas on all of the about with bi-weekly or monthly sessions where we can discuss experiences in a practical format.
The topics will be many and varied and relevant but I really need enough coaches to turn up.
A bit like the players that some of you coach.
Plan your work and work your play and keep those sessions on file so you can refer to them.
During the session some ideas may come to light that can improve that particular session.
WINNING WITH ASTHMA
Thank you for letting me come and speak at your coaches meeting. I hope the training will be helpful. Here is the link to the training www.winningwithasthma.org , please feel free to put it on your organizations website as well!
Utah Department of Health Asthma Program
Mark Parry's U16B are in
State Cup this year. They had a perfect season last year finishing 1st place in D1 going undefeated and advancing to P2. This first season in P2 they again finished first and should be aligned in P1
Wasatch beat 2 out of the 3 teams in pool play which put them in a three way tie for first place and advanced to Quarter Finals which they played last night. In Quarter Finals Wasatch came out swinging and scored their first goal within the first 15 seconds of the match. It was an intense game from there and Wasatch came out with the win in double extra time beating Impact LS (2nd place in P1) for a 3 to 2 victory. Josh Wilson scored first and Davis Walker scored the 2nd and 3rd goals. Isaac Hunter blocked a PK that was awarded to Impact in extra time to keep Wasatch in the game.
Wasatch Fury has advanced to the Semi Finals to be played Wednesday, October 17th against the defending State Cup Champions - Utah FC.
Proposed Calendar 2013
March 19th Board Meeting 8 PM
March 21st Coaches Meeting 7 PM
April 16th Board Meeting 8 PM
Academy Round Up May 4th, 11th, 18th
April 18th Coaches Meeting 7 PM
May 16th Coaches Meeting 7PM
Board Meeting—tournament Organization May 21st
Wasatch Soccer Classic May 23rd, 24t h, 25th & 27th
Tryouts May 28th, 29th, 30th ,31st.
Tryout Results to be posted on website by midnight June 1st (mandatory)
Club Orientation—helps with registration--uniform try ons June 5th
School out June 7th
Registration & uniforms orders completed June 15th
Board Meeting June 18th 8PM
Annual Meeting June 21st 7PM
Congratulations to some of our trainers and coaches who
recently have completed advanced training:
Danny Rennie—Celtic Graduate Training in Scotland
James Fry—NSCAA—National Diploma
Morgan Taylor—National “B” Certificate
Mike Wooley—National Youth Certificate
Tige McDowell—National “C” Certificate
Alan Ence—National “C” Certificate
Alan Garcia—National “C” Certificate
Joel Ferre—National “C” Certificate
A group of Wasatch players helped out on the Sports Connection float entered in the July 4, 2012 Kaysville Parade.
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