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Coach's Corner


Soccer Dribbling Relays

 



This week, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online training source - shows us how doing dribbling relays with your soccer team can help improve their touch and ball control.
 
Click here to watch.

 


Passing Drill - "Bells"

 



This week, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online training source - goes over another passing drill: "Bells" This passing drill helps players develop a controlled first touch, and keep the ball close to their feet.
 
Click here to watch.

 


Dribbling Drill: "Outside Chop"

 



This week, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online training source - goes over a dribbling drill: "Outside Chop." This exercise teaches players a useful offensive/defensive move to stave off defenders and quickly change direction.
 
Click here to watch.

 


Dribbling Drill: "Step-Over Turns"

 



Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online training source - goes over a new dribbling drill: the step-over turn.
 
Click here to watch.

 


Dribbling Drill for Young Players: "Body Part"

 



This week, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online coach training source - shares a practice drill great for young players. In this exercise, players dribble in a grid until coach calls out a body part. Then the players stop, and put the named body part on the ball.

This is a great activity to teach players to dribble under control with the ball close to their feet, at a variety of speeds. Greg calls out "first gear" when he wants players to go slowly, and then "second gear," "third gear" when he wants them to speed up.

Perfect for U-8 and up.
 
Click here to watch.

 


FC Barcelona's Youth Team Shows Passing Skills

 



The youth team Benjamin A. in the Barcelona youth program scored this great, collective goal after weaving a series of touches that could easily be endorsed by the likes of Xavi, Iniesta, Messi and company.
 
Click here to watch.

 


How to Receive Passes in Traffic "Passing Gates"

 



In this week's video, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach teaches his players how to receive passes when defenders are close by.
 
Click here to watch.

 


Benefits of Ending Practice with a Scrimmage

 



In this week's video, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach goes over the benefits of having a small-sided scrimmage at the end of practice to get your players ready for any weekend games.
 
Click here to watch.

 


August 28, 2012

Cobi Jones Teaches Players the "Pull Back"

In this week's Hey Coach video, Cobi Jones - AYSO alum and former soccer superstar - teaches players the "pull back," a simple and effective dribbling skill that will trick defenders and help players maintain possession.

Tip: To prevent your players from waiting in line while doing this exercise, have your team practice their pull backs while dribbling in a grid of open space. Consider having a few players roaming the open space as defenders, allowing players to perfect the skill while playing against another person.
 
Click here to watch.

Video courtesy of Soccer.org - a children's soccer site powered by AYSO.

 


August 7, 2012

Cobi Jones Teaches Players the "Give and Go"



If you've been watching Olympic soccer over the past week, you've likely seen a lot of "give and go" passing. It's a great way to use the field, maintain possession and start an offensive attack.

AYSO alum and former soccer superstar Cobi Jones teaches players how to perfect the give and go. Try this exercise with your team at practice to get them familiar with passing the ball and running into space.
 
Click here to watch.

Video courtesy of Soccer.org - a children's soccer site powered by AYSO.

 


July 24, 2012

AYSO Alum Cobi Jones Teaches Shielding



In this week's Hey Coach video, Cobi Jones - AYSO alum and former soccer superstar - teaches players how to shield the ball from a defender.

Cobi shows how using lower body strength, along with correct positioning of the ball, will help players maintain possession when a defender attempts a one-one-one challenge.
 
Click here to watch.

Video courtesy of Soccer.org - a children's soccer site powered by AYSO.

 


July 17, 2012

AYSO Alum Cobi Jones Teaches Volley Technique



Cobi Jones - AYSO alum and former soccer superstar - goes over a simple volley/half volley drill that will help players become comfortable shooting on goal while the ball is in the air or mid-bounce.

When trying this drill at practice, use two goals and have the players tossing the balls to each other to prevent a line during the drill.
 
Click here to watch.

Video courtesy of Soccer.org - a children's soccer site powered by AYSO.

 


June 12, 2012

Sharpen Passing with "1-2 Touch"



This week, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online coach training source - shares a one-two touch passing drill.

Demonstrating quick, targeted touches, Greg starts off with giving players a one touch limit, eventually moving on to two touches. Greg instructs the players to receive the ball while leaving a passing lane open, and approaching the passing player at an angle in order to maintain an open view of the field.

This exercise would be perfect for boys and girls, U-10 and up.
 
Click here to watch.

 


June 5, 2012

Defensive "Keep Away" Drill



This week, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online coach training source - goes over a defensive "Keep Away" exercise.

Greg's Keep Away exercise involves three defenders against six offensive players. The object of the activity is for the defensive trio to win as many balls as they can. After a minute and a half, the team of three is replaced with three fresh defensive players. The defensive team that wins the most balls wins the activity.

6-v-3 Keep Away is a great way to condition your defenders and teach them ways to stop an attacking offense. It's also a great opportunity for your offense to work on accurate touches and maintaining possession.
 
Click here to watch.

 


May 29, 2012

Easy Goalkeeper Exercises



This week, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online coach training source - shares a variety of goalkeeping exercises.

Greg goes over the proper way for a goalkeeper to catch a ball on the ground, in the air, and mid-bounce.
 
Click here to watch.

 


May 22, 2012

Simple Passing Drill - "The Passing Diamond"



This week, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online coach training source - shows us a simple passing drill called the "Passing Diamond."

The passing diamond is a great passing exercise that involves receiving passes effectively, learning how to pass on target and following up on the pass by running to open space. This exercise is a great repetition drill, and also encourages conditioning.

Make sure to do the passing diamond drill with both the right and left feet - and for the older teams, consider further limiting the number of touches.
 
Click here to watch.

 


May 8, 2012

Dribbling Drill Great for Player Development



This week, Greg Vanney from CATZCoach - AYSO's preferred online coach training source - goes over a simple dribbling technique that's great for player development: "scissors".
 
 Click the video above to watch.

 


April 10, 2012

How to Stop Bumblebee Soccer



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Founder and AYSO coach Jim Liston shares an exercise that will help stop your young team from playing "bumblebee soccer". With a simple game of keep away, Jim says coaches can teach the importance of spreading out and using the field.
 
 Click the video above to watch.

 


March 27, 2012

How to Teach Ball Control



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Founder and AYSO coach Jim Liston shares an exercise that will help your team improve their ball control. In a spacious grid, give half your team a ball, and leave the other half without balls. Let your team know that the only objective is to end up with a ball at the end of the exercise. This will help those with the ball learn how to control, shield and protect the ball.
 
 Click the video above to watch.

 


March 13, 2012

Jim Liston's Warm-Up Game: Hunters and Hunted



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Founder and AYSO coach Jim Liston shares his fun warm-up game, "Hunters and Hunted." With what Jim refers to as "sneaky fitness," this warm-up game is a great way to get your players prepared for a productive practice.
 
 Click the video above to watch.

 


February 28, 2011

Fun Shooting Exercise



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over a simple shooting exercise that's great for getting your players accustomed to taking shots on goal.

During a practice that's focused on offense and shooting technique, considering trying this activity. In the first part of the exercise, players will learn how to assist shooters as well as remain part of the play after a shot is taken. The second portion of the activity is great for getting players comfortable with one-touch shooting. Perfect for U-12 and up.
 
 Click the video above to watch.

 


January 03, 2012

AYSO Coach's Corner: How to Coach Proper Shooting Technique



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us the proper way to strike a ball. Greg covers the technique by instructing the players where to place the stationery leg, what part of the foot should strike the ball and more. Perfect for U-12 players and up.

Click here to watch.

December 20, 2011

AYSO Alum Explains Off-Season Regime



AYSO alum and U.S. Women's National team midfielder Carli Lloyd shares how she stays in shape in the off-season - including her shooting drill that helps refine her technique and an abdominal exercise that she does after training to keep her core strengthened.
 
Click here to watch.

December 13, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: 1-2 Touch Passing



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shares a one-two touch passing drill.

Demonstrating quick, targeted touches, Greg starts off with giving players a one touch limit, eventually moving on to two touches. Greg instructs the players to receive the ball while leaving a passing lane open, and approaching the passing player at an angle in order to maintain an open view of the field.

This exercise would be perfect for boys and girls, U-10 and up.
 
Click here to watch.

November 22, 2011

Improve Passing Accuracy With "Marbles"



In this week's Coach's Corner, Greg Vanney, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star, goes over "Marbles" - a fun and challenging passing game great for all ages.

The objective is for each player to aim passes carefully, and hit a soccer ball that's within the circle. This game will help players work on their passing technique in a low-stress situation, before applying it at real speed in a game-setting.

Observe your players while they play and ensure that their form/technique is correct. Click the video above to watch.

November 15, 2011

Teaching Your Team to Defend in Pairs



In this week's Coach's Corner, Greg Vanney, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star, teaches his team how to defend in pairs.

Greg explains that the player defending the ball is the primary defender, and the other player should act as a backup. Once the ball is passed to the other offensive player, the responsibility of being the primary defender switches. Greg explains how to execute this defensive plan in a simple, easy-to-remember way.

Break your team up into pairs for a 2-v-2 scrimmage and try this activity at your next practice. It's a great way to challenge offensive players and encourage defensive players to work together.
 
 Click the video above to watch.

 


November 8, 2011

Teaching Your Players to Use Both Feet

This week's Coach's Corner features a simple training game for soccer players of all ages - "Red Light."


In a 20x20 grid, 10 or more players line up across from a cone. Each player will dribble at a moderate speed toward the cone, with the coach announcing "1 - 2 - 3, red light!" At "red light" each player must stop the ball with the sole of their foot.

Ask players to switch off dribbling with their right foot, left foot, outside of right, outside of left, inside of both, etc., to ensure both feet are being developed.
 
 Learn more about "Red Light."


November 1, 2011

George Kuntz's Key to Player Development



George Kuntz - AYSO's Player Development Technical Advisor, shares how coaches can achieve AYSO's sixth philosophy - Player Development. He emphasizes that making soccer fun will help players to develop and embrace the sport.

"What's important for coaches to understand is that making the game fun will encourage kids to go out and practice on their own."  
 
 Click the video above to watch George's response in full.

 


October 18, 2011

Fun Shooting Exercise



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over a simple shooting exercise that's great for getting your players accustomed to taking shots on goal.

During a practice that's focused on offense and shooting technique, considering trying this activity. In the first part of the exercise, players will learn how to assist shooters as well as remain part of the play after a shot is taken. The second portion of the activity is great for getting players comfortable with one-touch shooting. Perfect for U-12 and up.
 
 Click the video above to watch.

 


September 27, 2011

How to Handle Parents That "Sideline Coach"



CATZCoach president and Chivas USA strength and conditioning coach Jim Liston answers the following question that was received from an AYSO coach:

"The father of a player on my team keeps screaming instructions at his son during games. Most of them don't even make sense. What should I do?"

Click here to watch Jim's response. Reprinted from Hey Coach! an AYSO weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

 

Read a transcript of this video here.


September 13, 2011

Dribbling Drills Great for Player Development



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over a simple dribbling exercise technique that's great for player development.

Try this activity with your team at practice - great for boys and girls U12 and up - to help encourage creativity and confidence on the ball. Consider having a casual scrimmage at the end of practice and ask each player to use their newly learned trick at least once during play.
 
 Click the video above to watch. Reprinted from Hey Coach! an AYSO weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

September 06, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Offensive/Defensive Training



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney explains his "Get Out of Here" drill with U-8 boys. The drill is perfect for keeping an entire team - boys or girls - active and on their toes while working on their ball touches and defensive technique.
 
Click here to watch.

August 30, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Warm-Up Drills



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Founder and President Jim Liston goes through simple warm-up drills with his AYSO U-14 girls team, that also introduce useful motor skills to youth players.
 
Click here to watch.

August 23, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Defensive Keep Away Drill



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoachprogram designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over a defensive "Keep Away" exercise.

Greg's Keep Away exercise involves three defenders against six offensive players. The object of the activity is for the defensive trio to win as many balls as they can. After a minute and a half, the team of three is replaced with three fresh defensive players. The defensive team that wins the most balls wins the activity.

6-v-3 Keep Away is a great way to condition your defenders and teach them ways to stop an attacking offense. It's also a great opportunity for your offense to work on accurate touches and maintaining possession.

This exercise can be a great segue into a practice-ending scrimmage or another defensively-focused activity.
 
 Click the video above to watch. Reprinted from Hey Coach! an AYSO weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

August 16, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: How to Coach Goal Kicks



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoachprogram designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows coaches how to teach goal kicks to a young team.

Greg explains the concept of goal kicks and instructs his team on where to direct the kick and how to strike the ball. He makes the exercise interactive by having one group kick and the other group receiving the ball and dribbling across the field. This exercise is great for introducing goal kicks to a young team and preparing them for goal kicks in a game setting.

Consider starting practice with this lesson on goal kicks and segueing into a defense-focused activity that involves the occasional goal kick.
 
 Click the video above to watch. Reprinted from Hey Coach! an AYSO weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

August 9, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Passing Diamond Drill



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us a simple passing drill called the "passing diamond."

The passing diamond is a great passing exercise that involves receiving passes effectively, learning how to pass on target and following up on the pass by running to open space. This exercise is a great repetition drill, and also encourages conditioning.

Make sure to do the passing diamond drill with both the right and left feet - and for the older teams, consider further limiting the number of touches.
 
 Click the video above to watch. Reprinted from Hey Coach! an AYSO weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

August 2, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Simple Dribbling Drill



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us a simple dribbling drill called the "sole roll."

The sole roll is a handy dribbling technique, involves light, balanced touches and is a great way to encourage confidence on the ball. After introducing this technique to your players, have a scrimmage at the end of practice and require that each player do at least 3 sole rolls while in play. This way, they will become accustomed to using the skill in an actual game setting.
 
 Click the video above to watch. Reprinted from Hey Coach! an AYSO weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

July 19, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: How to Scrimmage with Neutral Players



In this week's Coach's Corner, AYSO National Coach Instructor John Ouellette teaches the "Neutral Player Scrimmage" exercise to his team. The Neutral Player Scrimmage requires that both teams pass the ball to a player in a neutral jersey prior to taking a shot on goal.

This exercise will help your team's offensive attack and will help get more players involved in scoring opportunities. Instead of one player receiving the ball and attacking by him/herself, the Neutral Player Scrimmage will require players to keep their heads up, look for open players and passing lanes near the goal and incorporate one and two-touch passing.

It also requires a lot of focus out of the neutral players, who attack for both sides in this drill. This scrimmage is a great way to end practice - Click here to watch.
 
Click here to watch.

July 5, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Teach Your Players Transitional Play



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney uses the Flying Changes drill to teach his team how to transition quickly from attacking to defending and vice versa.

After one team of two scores or has a shot on goal, they have to immediately defend a new attacking team of two. This keeps the players on the field very active, and the players on the touchline, waiting for a change in possession, on their toes.

This drill will get your players in the habit of making a rapid transition from offense to defense after a player misses a shot on goal, or loses possession of the ball.
 
Click here to watch.

June 28, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Introducing Corner Kicks



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us how to introduce corner kicks to a young team.

Vanney shares that introducing a new concept can be done on a normal or smaller-sized field. He teaches players to raise one hand when they're ready to proceed with the kick, where the ball should ideally be placed, and how the attacking player should strike a corner kick that is delivered on the ground. A simple run-through of how to familiarize a team with corner kicks, this is a great video for new coaches and/or experienced coaches with players that are new to soccer.
 
Click here to watch.

June 21, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: 1-2 Touch Passing



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shares a one-two touch passing drill.

Demonstrating quick, targeted touches, Greg starts off with giving players a one touch limit, eventually moving on to two touches. Greg instructs the players to receive the ball while leaving a passing lane open, and approaching the passing player at an angle in order to maintain an open view of the field.

This exercise would be perfect for boys and girls, U-10 and up.
 
Click here to watch.

June 14, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Heading the Ball



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over how to properly head the ball.

In this drill, Greg starts in a kneeling position and has another player toss him the ball. Greg instructs players to lean back a bit before heading, and to keep the abdominals tight.
 
Click here to watch.

June 7, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Learning How to Juggle



Do you have players on your team that are new to juggling? In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over how to introduce soccer players to juggling.

With controlled and numbered touches, Vanney teaches players to juggle by placing the ball where they want it, as opposed to wild touches and chasing the ball.
 
Click here to watch.

May 24, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Perfecting Passing



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over a passing game called "Marbles." Perfect for any age group, "Marbles" helps players perfect their passing accuracy and technique before applying the skill to a real-game setting.
 
Click here to watch.

May 3, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Goalkeeping Exercises



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shares a variety of goalkeeping exercises. Greg goes over the proper way for a goalkeeper to catch a ball on the ground, in the air and mid-bounce.
 
Click here to watch.

April 12, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: How to Coach Proper Shooting Technique



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us the proper way to strike a ball. Greg covers the technique by instructing the players where to place the stationery leg, what part of the foot should strike the ball and more. Perfect for U-12 players and up.
 
Click here to watch.

April 05, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Offensive/Defensive Training



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney explains his "Get Out of Here" drill with U-8 boys. The drill is perfect for keeping an entire team - boys or girls - active and on their toes while working on their ball touches and defensive technique.
 
Click here to watch.

March 22, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Warm-Up Drills



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Founder and President Jim Liston goes through simple warm-up drills with his AYSO U-14 girls team, that also introduce useful motor skills to youth players.
 
Click here to watch.

August 9, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Passing Diamond Drill



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us a simple passing drill called the "passing diamond."

The passing diamond is a great passing exercise that involves receiving passes effectively, learning how to pass on target and following up on the pass by running to open space. This exercise is a great repetition drill, and also encourages conditioning.

Make sure to do the passing diamond drill with both the right and left feet - and for the older teams, consider further limiting the number of touches.
 
 Click the video above to watch. Reprinted from Hey Coach! an AYSO weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

August 2, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Simple Dribbling Drill



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us a simple dribbling drill called the "sole roll."

The sole roll is a handy dribbling technique, involves light, balanced touches and is a great way to encourage confidence on the ball. After introducing this technique to your players, have a scrimmage at the end of practice and require that each player do at least 3 sole rolls while in play. This way, they will become accustomed to using the skill in an actual game setting.
 
 Click the video above to watch. Reprinted from Hey Coach! an AYSO weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

July 19, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: How to Scrimmage with Neutral Players



In this week's Coach's Corner, AYSO National Coach Instructor John Ouellette teaches the "Neutral Player Scrimmage" exercise to his team. The Neutral Player Scrimmage requires that both teams pass the ball to a player in a neutral jersey prior to taking a shot on goal.

This exercise will help your team's offensive attack and will help get more players involved in scoring opportunities. Instead of one player receiving the ball and attacking by him/herself, the Neutral Player Scrimmage will require players to keep their heads up, look for open players and passing lanes near the goal and incorporate one and two-touch passing.

It also requires a lot of focus out of the neutral players, who attack for both sides in this drill. This scrimmage is a great way to end practice - Click here to watch.
 
Click here to watch.

July 5, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Teach Your Players Transitional Play



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney uses the Flying Changes drill to teach his team how to transition quickly from attacking to defending and vice versa.

After one team of two scores or has a shot on goal, they have to immediately defend a new attacking team of two. This keeps the players on the field very active, and the players on the touchline, waiting for a change in possession, on their toes.

This drill will get your players in the habit of making a rapid transition from offense to defense after a player misses a shot on goal, or loses possession of the ball.
 
Click here to watch.

June 28, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Introducing Corner Kicks



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us how to introduce corner kicks to a young team.

Vanney shares that introducing a new concept can be done on a normal or smaller-sized field. He teaches players to raise one hand when they're ready to proceed with the kick, where the ball should ideally be placed, and how the attacking player should strike a corner kick that is delivered on the ground. A simple run-through of how to familiarize a team with corner kicks, this is a great video for new coaches and/or experienced coaches with players that are new to soccer.
 
Click here to watch.

June 21, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: 1-2 Touch Passing



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach program designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shares a one-two touch passing drill.

Demonstrating quick, targeted touches, Greg starts off with giving players a one touch limit, eventually moving on to two touches. Greg instructs the players to receive the ball while leaving a passing lane open, and approaching the passing player at an angle in order to maintain an open view of the field.

This exercise would be perfect for boys and girls, U-10 and up.
 
Click here to watch.

June 14, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Heading the Ball



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over how to properly head the ball.

In this drill, Greg starts in a kneeling position and has another player toss him the ball. Greg instructs players to lean back a bit before heading, and to keep the abdominals tight.
 
Click here to watch.

June 7, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Learning How to Juggle



Do you have players on your team that are new to juggling? In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over how to introduce soccer players to juggling.

With controlled and numbered touches, Vanney teaches players to juggle by placing the ball where they want it, as opposed to wild touches and chasing the ball.
 
Click here to watch.

May 24, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Perfecting Passing



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney goes over a passing game called "Marbles." Perfect for any age group, "Marbles" helps players perfect their passing accuracy and technique before applying the skill to a real-game setting.
 
Click here to watch.

May 3, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Goalkeeping Exercises



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shares a variety of goalkeeping exercises. Greg goes over the proper way for a goalkeeper to catch a ball on the ground, in the air and mid-bounce.
 
Click here to watch.

April 12, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: How to Coach Proper Shooting Technique



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney shows us the proper way to strike a ball. Greg covers the technique by instructing the players where to place the stationery leg, what part of the foot should strike the ball and more. Perfect for U-12 players and up.
 
Click here to watch.

April 05, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Offensive/Defensive Training



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Program Designer and former Major League Soccer star Greg Vanney explains his "Get Out of Here" drill with U-8 boys. The drill is perfect for keeping an entire team - boys or girls - active and on their toes while working on their ball touches and defensive technique.
 
Click here to watch.

March 22, 2011

AYSO Coach's Corner: Warm-Up Drills



In this week's Coach's Corner, CATZCoach Founder and President Jim Liston goes through simple warm-up drills with his AYSO U-14 girls team, that also introduce useful motor skills to youth players.
 
Click here to watch.
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