Wednesday, August 24, 2011


The youth coach should focus on player development which is greatly dependent upon the ability to dribble the ball. Of course, there is a place for 1-touch soccer; but there is a greater need for players developing confidence with the ball prior to 1-touch. In order not to kick the ball away mindlessly when there is no available pass, A1 must be must be able to dribble and shield. Every player become the A1 as soon as he/she receive the ball, very player, even the goalie, needs to develop dribbling skill. Exciting dribbling,such as a series of 1v1's, is a highlights of the game.

Monday, August 22, 2011


In France, Italy becomes a two-time winner. 

The fear of a World War. 
Spain is absent due to Civil War.
Good soccer from Brazil and Leonidas.
The Hungarians are the runner-up, and Brazil is third.
Leonidas, the "black diamond", scores the greatest number of goals.

August 15, 1936, just after the Olympic games had ended, 40 of ht 54 members at the FIFA Congress at the Kroll Opera, in Berlin, decided to let France host the 3r World Cup. For Jules Rimet, president of FIFA and the French Soccer Federation, this was a great triumph.

Monday, August 8, 2011

GOAL KEEPER INSTRUCTION - Tecniques and Decision-Making

Goalkeeper development is the most neglected area of youth soccer. In a typical team practice, the keeper is virtually ignored; yet, in typical match, he receives much or all the blame for a goal. there is no justification for this. The only solution is to concentrate on the needs of the goalkeeper, and spend more time on her development.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Italy, a cup with political "smell" to it. The Azzuri win the delight of Mussolini. Brazil, a second rate team again. Spain vs Italy, the "battle of the cup. Austria beautiful soccer. The Uruguayans did not want to participate.

It cannot be denied that the 1934 World Cup in Italy was political. In 1929, even before the close of the 1930 Cup, the Italians petitioned to hold the next Cup and planned to win it.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Principles of Defense

Yes, there is a defense, after offense! Defense may be half of the game, but should not comprise half of the practice time. Overemphasis on defense at and early age can hinder player development. At youth levels, every player should spend some time as a defender and goalkeeper, and learn to take pride in these roles. Young player must first concentrate on technical and tactical skill of attack, then learn ways to play intelligently when the other team has the ball.

The Principles of Player Role in Soccer

The basic principle of soccer deal with the contrast between Attack and Defense.

THE ATTACKERS : Attacks begins the instant a team gains possession of the ball, sometimes sooner. The responsibilities of the attacking team involve in three major roles, we call it First, Second and the Third attacker.

Using Medicine Ball in Developing Football Techniques

Unlike the standard dead weight Medicine Ball, the KWIK MEDECINE BALL has life (bounce) which makes it useful for many exercises and drills. Field players can use it to improve distance and accuracy of trow-ins, while Goalkeepers can use it to develop techniques. For example, the "pull back" movement (as in baseball catching) is facilitated due to the weighted ball. Some medicine ball activity can be done in seasons or out, outdoors, in gym, basement or living room.

Practicing In-Step Kick and Techniques (Keeping The Ball Low)

First thing to do is warn-up and stretching (15 mins.). Dribble the ball for pre-stretch warm-up. Stretch all 7 basic muscle areas. warm-up having 4 players in a group 3 maintaining possession, 1 defends, as drill in progress let players move 8 yards apart and use the In-Step Kick


  • When in possession all players must think , act, support and be offensive; when other team has possession, everyone is on  defense.
  • Offense usually wants to spread out, that is, use full width of the field and have depth, though overloads often take place at the same time.
  •  Defense should want some compactness, cover and pressure on the ball. On any change of possession, these behaviors should be immediately visible (Spreading out or compactness).


The Cup opened while the Centenario Stadium was still under construction! Only 4 European countries participated in spite Jules Remit's efforts.

The 1st World cup Dominated by American teams like Brazil, Argentina, U.S.A., Peru, Paraguay, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia and powerhouse Uruguay, the host. Altogether, there were 13 nat'l teams participating.


There are many tales about how soccer began. there are stories of soccer in china called it Zuqui.. in Ancient times.. in the middle ages and in Italy called it Harspatum. The truth begins in England.

There, a hundred years ago a conflict about rules among players of rugby resulted in 1 dissident group starting a new sport that became soccer. Same as soccer we play today, you could use both hands and feet, whereas goalkeeper can use their hands. The word "Soccer" originated from the derived word (Assoc=Association), from  North America.


World soccer began to get organized at the turn of the century. National Federations already existed,but an international organization to supervise the game among the world's countries was lacking. Wilhelm Hirschmann, a Dutchman who wrote down some rules on May 8, 1902 and approved by some football organization. At a business meeting on May 21, 1904, the rules went into effect and FIFA, the International Federation of Soccer Associations, got its start.

Choosing the right Soccer shoe

Shoes play a big role for a player it enhance the performance of a player, helps you play at your best and prevent you from having an injury. There's a different kind of soccer shoe each one performed dependent to the playing surface, playing ground and field condition.Choosing the right shoe is a must for a player and a proper fitting shoe is a game essential.