Denise Schilte-Brown Favorite Activity

The third in our series on the favorite exercises of college coaches comes from Denise Schilte-Brown of the University of South Florida Women’s Soccer team. Denise is a former member of the Canadian National team and has her USSF A License. I worked for Denise for 2 years and can tell you from first hand […]

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Ged O’Connor Favorite Activity

The second in our series of the favorite exercises of college coaches comes from Ged O’Connor, the head women’s coach at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, FL. He has attained the NSCAA Premier Diploma and the NSCAA National Goalkeeper Diploma. Coach O’Connor also serves as an instructor for the NSCAA. You can find his […]

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Jose Gomez Favorite Activity

The first in our new series on the favorite sessions of college coaches. This one is from Jose Gomez. He is the head men’s coach of NCAA Division II member Palm Beach Atlantic University located in West Palm Beach, FL. Jose has attained the USSF A license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and the NSCAA National Youth […]

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Games vs. Drills

by Lawrence FineIt’s interesting because some coaches seem to feel that drills are the way to teach while others are strong believers that the game is the best teacher so they believe the best way to teach is simply to let the players play. I believe that most players will learn more if there is […]

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Parallel Thinking

Swinging for the Fences: A little parallel thinking¦ Would any good team coach have his or her players¦.* Hit for the fences on every at bat in baseball or softball?* Throw Hail Mary passes on every down in football?* Shoot every puck into the attacking zone in hockey?* Throw every inbound pass the length of […]

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Match Analysis

by Jeff Pill If one of the goals of coaching is to get the most out of the available time for practice, it is important to make a careful analysis of what needs to be done. The best way to find out what needs to be done is to observe a team in a full […]

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MNT Finishing Exercise

I like this finishing exercise because it works on the preparation touch as well. Player chips ball into coaches hands (can pass on ground if players cannot consistently and accurately chip ball) and then jump over hurdle. Hurdle is formed by two coaching sticks and a crossbar. If you do not have sticks, I have […]

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