It is difficult to put a challenge on paper. I would rather look you straight in the eye and say, “I Dare You To Teach Your Players To Play (Soccer) Each And Every Day!" In my mind that is exactly what I am doing. I am on one side of this screen. You are on the other. I am looking across and saying, “I Dare You To Teach Your Players To Play (Soccer) Each And Every Day!"
Notice that I did not say ‘Practice’ every day. What I want them to do is teach them to PLAY every day! To be more specific:
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“I Dare You To Teach Them To PLAY -- 1 vs. 1 Games Every Day”
Show them how with a friend they can find an open area, preferably with grass, to play on. No, they don’t need an ‘official’ field with touch and goal lines. All they really need is an area that is safe! They should avoid any area that has holes, sprinklers, or other things that could cause an injury. Also, have them remove glass, rocks and other potentially harmful objects!
Then, have them agree on what they will use to make their goalsYes, any object like a shoe, shirt, bag, cup can be used to make a goal. Making two small goals is very easy if you teach them the following procedure:
With feet together have them hold ‘an object’ in each out-stretched hand.
Have them move the right foot as far as they can. [Read More]