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Coaches o r Atsomepoint,wewereallrecreationalplayersorrecreationcoaches, butnowadayswi t h al lt he var i ousl eagues,l evel sand l i st s,t he t er ms n recandselectgetconfusingandoftenmisused. Inregardstosoccerin e Nebraska,“Rec”referstothelabelingofateam NOT aplayer. Technial l y,“ Sel ect ”socceri sonl yf orU11 t eamsand up who hol dt r yout s rc dur i ng t eam f or mat i on and make sel ect i onsand cut swhi l e devel opi ng t hei rt eam. These t eamsusual l ypl ayi n Nebr aska League ora si mi l ar l eague. “ Rec”socceri sf oral lU10 t eamsand bel ow pl ayi ng i n ENSA ora count yl eague ori nhouse l eaguesand i t ’ sal so f ort eamsU11 and up who cr eat et eamswi t houtt he use oft r yout sand pl ayi n ENSA. I n t oday’ sgame,t her e ar er ec,sel ect ,academy,US Devel opment alAcademy( DA) ,MRL,ECNL,Nat i onalLeague,Amat eur ,Lat i no,et c. Ther e ar e sever all eagues,l evel s,and t eamsatever yage,butwe shoul d keep i n mi nd t hatt he t eam l abel i ng hasabsol ut el ynot hi ng t o do wi t ha pl ayer ’ si ndi vi dualabi l i t yl evelora coaches’abi l i t yei t her… i t ’ ssi mpl y t he l eveloft he l eague t hata t eam pl aysi n. Thi smont h Iwantt o hel p U9 and U10 coacheswi t ht he t r ansi t i on deal i ng wi t h new r ul eswhi l e al so pr epar i ng a r ect eam t o become a sel ect t eam. Iwantt o of f ersome gui dance and di r ect i on t o coachesf aci ng some oft hese chal l enges. One oft he maj orchangesi st he r est r i ct i on on headi ng.The NSCAA hascome outwi t haf ant ast i cand FREE onl i ne cour se cal l ed “ Get aHEAD Saf el yi n SoccerOnl i ne Di pl oma Cour se” Take t hi sOnl i ne Di pl oma her e>


I ’ ve al so had sever alcoachesaski ng me aboutt he bui l d outl i ne and speci f i cal l y, when can opposi ng pl ayer scr osst he bui l d outl i ne . . . 1when t he goal keeper pl ayst he bal l ? Or2when t he pl ayerr ecei vi ng t he bal lt ouchesi t ? Whi l e U. S. Soccerhasnoti nt er pr et ed “ when t he bal li spl ayed”t o mean one ort he ot her ,I t hi nkt he i mpor t antt hi ng t o keep i n mi nd i st he i nt entbehi nd t he bui l d outl i newhi ch i st ot each pl ayer st o BUI LD UP pl ayf r om t he back— so wi t ht hati nt ent i on, Ibel i eve we shoul dl eta pl ayerr ecei ve t he bal lf r om t he goal keeperbef or e op ponent scome acr osst he l i ne. Al so,we ascoaches,have a r esponsi bi l i t yt o t each pl ayer sHOW t o bui l d outf r om t he bui l d outl i nesand notj ustl ong bal lki ck i tovert he opponent s… t each pl ayer show t o pl aybef or e st r at egi zi ng how t o wi n. And,coachesshoul d checkwi t ht he r ef er ee’ si nt ent i on/ i nt er pr et at i on on t hatr ul e bef or et he game begi ns. Last l y,wi t h 7 pl ayer son t he f i el d pert eam i nt he U9 and U10 age gr oups,t he f or mat i onst hatU. S.Soccersuggest s( i . e.1321 or1231)have var i ous st r engt h and weaknesses. Checkoutt he act i vi t yoft he mont h sect i on f ort hose compar i sons. The mostdi f f i cul tpar tofcoachi ng U9/ U10 t eamsi spr epar i ng t he TEAM f ort he nextl evel( whet hert hatbe cont i nued i nr ecormovi ng t o sel ect )whi l e al so devel opi ng t he i ndi vi dualpl ayer . The goalofever yyout h coach shoul d be “ t o devel op pl ayer swi t h mor e:i ndi vi dualski l l ,i nt el l i gence,cr eat i vi t yand conf i dence. Pl ayer sshoul d be havi ng f un and f eelf r ee t o make t hei rown deci si ons… whi l et he devel opmentoft he i ndi vi dualpl ayeri st he pr i or i t y,an i ndi vi dualpl aysgamesaspar tofa t eam model . ” ( U. S.SoccerPl ayerDevel opment I ni t i at i ves) .


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