“My coach is a professional coach from xyz Pro soccer team or was a former pro player. He yells at us because that is what Professional soccer coaches do at the highest level” I have played my entire professional and amateur soccer career outside the US. Furthermore, I currently work with Professional goalkeepers worldwide. However, I personally never seen Professional or highly talented coaches yell or act tough, intimidating players or even acting arrogantly with players.
Young children playing soccer need positive, upbeat role models as coaches. They don't need angry, cranky, coaches who think they need to earn respect by yelling. Kids don't need a coach who feels like the only way to get players to listen is by yelling. Angry coaches, you know who you are.
If he scored coach would yell at him that he should pass, when he passed he was yelled at.Every time he scored he was also taken out of game.There were kids on team that missed several practices, yet coach treated them as if they were dedicated.My grandson decided to go out for football in middle school.He goes from football practice directly to soccer.Now the coach is mad because he does football also and is still putting him down.
One common criticism of the soccer-coaching system in the United States is that it doesn’t produce enough creative players. But how can a player learn to creatively flourish if they’re constantly being yelled at for making mistakes? Art teachers don’t yell at students for coloring outside the lines. That’s what coaching is, teaching, and it’s my belief that yelling at players hinders this progress.
In development soccer, the coach must talk to the player very briefly, no more than 10 seconds, and explain the situation, reinforce good decision making and execution and if those decisions and execution are not correct, the coach must explain why.
Do not be THAT Coach - Yelling at Players. Do not be THAT coach. As a coach or trainer it is your job to provide technical and tactical information to your players in a safe and enjoyable environment. It is NEVER acceptable to yell, belittle or demean players at practice or games.
There's not a youth coach in the world who says, "My approach is to verbally humiliate my players so that they are afraid to even try to make a play." But all too often that's what happens. Why is...
You see soccer coaches continually shouting instructions and yelling at their players on the side lines. We’ve all done it. But before you shout instructions from the side line again, stop for a moment and ask yourself a few sobering questions: 1 – Can your players really hear you during the action of a game?