NSCAC May 2019 Newsletter: Prevent Injuries and keep it FUN this Pre-Season
In this edition of our NSCAC Newsletter, we're featuring an article from a coach at one of our top Membership clubs, Jovan Nikolic of the Thornhill Soccer Club, as well as a video by our Director of Sports Science and President of Soccer Fitness Inc., Richard Bucciarelli, showcasing the FIFA 11+ Warm-Up and Injury Prevention Programme.
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Little People FUN - Issues Less Talked About (by Jovan Nikolic)
We have them on our fields, in our parks, and even in our houses!
Parents bring them from all over. Even after a long car ride they run from the parking lot with an excitement that puts a smile on my face. That’s when it hits me – I’m here to teach them, but they are here to PLAY! Not play soccer specifically, they are here to play a game. Just like the games that 1st graders make up at recess. They add all these crazy rules and call them out religiously. Their faces say it all, let’s play!
These days, there is not much debate on how to go about coaching them. The associations around the world have turned towards a player-centered approach. The focus is on the player. Who is the little person in front of me and how can I make him/her a better player? This approach takes the pressure away from your players, and moves it all to you! Surprise!
No worries, take a deep breath. It’s not the world cup. The nation is not depending on you, but you should strive to see them off better than when they started with you. By now you should have some small sided games and a bunch of technical drills in your repertoire. Below are a few threats to success, and solutions that are less talked about. You will have more talented players that will perform better in certain assignments than others. Each of the suggested solutions should be adjusted for each player.
How to do the FIFA 11+ Warm-Up/Injury Prevention Program
By Richard Bucciarelli
(Check out Phase 1 of the session in this short video)
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