It is difficult to put a challenge on the computer; I would rather look YOU straight in the eye Coach and say, “I Dare YOU To Teach/Encourage; 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 (just like your players may be). I am looking straight at you 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 you to do is teach them to PLAY every day! To be more specific:
“I Dare You to Teach/Encourage Them to PLAY;
The 1 vs. 1 Game Every Day”
Let them know that all they need is a partner, an open area and four markers to get started. No, they don’t need an ‘official’ grass field with touch/goal lines, a goalkeeper and a goal. All they really need is an area that is safe! Tell them to avoid any area that has holes, sprinklers, or other items that could cause an injury. Finally, ask them to remove glass, rocks and other potentially harmful objects before they start to play!
Then, teach them to agree on what they will use to make their goals…Yes, any objects like shoes, shirts, bags, cups, etc. can be used to mark-out a goal. Click here for more details that will help your players enjoy playing 1 vs. 1 until hopefully the season begins…