Do you know exactly what is your next coaching move? Do you have the big picture ready to be set on the field and proven enough to bring you the winning results?
We cover all the game principles and teach you how to plan the whole season ahead. Your job is to pick the best session for each goal.
What will you learn?
You will maximize your coaching performance if you know when is the right time for new challenges and when you have to slow down.
You will be able to test your players at the right time with the carefully designed Testing Program.
Assessment provides simple opportunities for children to achieve success and improve their overall self-esteem by focusing upon their own performance, not others. The reward and feedback provided in the challenges can be intrinsic motivation!
Children at age 05-08 need to have fun and to make connection with the game. They are too young for tactics and competition and you need to teach them basics.
This is time for coaching technique of shooting, passing and dribbling and working on your players' coordination and running with the ball with many small sided games.
Create an enjoyable environment. The best way to achieve this is to avoid lines and long wait times so you can keep all your players active. At the same time, you should involve the ball as much as you can and rotate positions so that every kid has a challenge to win and not get bored.
You will achieve this goal if you create plenty of room for your players to move and practice. Your guideline will be Training Program where every exercise has instructions for the coach, aim of the exercise, possibilities for upgrading, and variation.
Children have a great need of being recognized and appreciated, they have a fear of failure. You need to use praise with no negative comments!
Kids need constant reinforcement. They are starting to develop time-space relationship, so you need to make it fun, too. After each exercise, you will find coaching points that will help you to focus on the right issues during this delicate process.
At this age children recognize basic concepts of time and space but they are not always certain why they’re doing what you propose them to do. So you need to continue working on coordination, technique and running with the ball, but now, you have to add new challenges, such as dribbling, shooting, heading and defending as well as physical part of the game.
Children at this age group want to belong to the group. They enjoy having new friends, but at the same time, they are more sensitive and serious about playing the game. In this period of life, their feelings get hurt very easily. To prevent this situations and to make good results, you must do several things
At first place, training sessions must be fun. This is the time when children need to learn sports discipline. You have a responsibility to teach your players to always have boots polished and to respect timing - set your own standards.
Our training philosophy is to encourage decision-making, imagination, creativity and risk taking. In that way, with the topics and new challenges In every training session, we make a difference.
This is the time for you to set adult standards and formal rules which are the focal points. The demands of skill training as well as training loads should increase because it will provoke improvement in mental toughness, concentration and diligence.
This is a critical time in a player’s development. At this age, many young boys and girls have other interests, some of them are discouraged by lack of success or shortage of playing opportunities. In practice, it is called natural selection, but for the kids this can be the result of poor coaching. In this phase, you are their support. Players tend to be mentally tougher and more self-confident but with a need for attention, security and further nurturing. There is a great need for team spirit, leadership and discipline within the team.
You will be able to use maximum space on the ground so you can maximize the number of repetitions for every player and prevent queues and long waiting time. Our training plan puts your players in a game situation and positions on the field. Duration, progression and variations of the exercises are set to flow, which will increase the efficiency of your training sessions.
I’m Marko Glumac, a Serbian born professional soccer coach and ex professional player. All my life has been focused on soccer in both playing and coaching capacities.
After playing career, coaching has become a passion and my main focus, so I've continued my education and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Sports Management with a specialization in soccer, a UEFA ‘A’ coaching license and a ‘Director of Youth Coaching’ license.
I've met and had an opportunity to be a part of some of the best soccer schools and their coaching methods, such as Ajax Academy, Milan international camps, Rangers camps, Celtic camps, Valencia camps, Coerver coaching clinics and many more. I have learned from every of this experience and worked on something I call today - Knowhosoccer method, my own style and training approach.
Knowhowsoccer is the latest, updated modern coaching concept and methodology that teaches players to perform at their maximum potential.
Experiencing success over the years, followed by the remarkable results in players’ and teams’ development, and also, creating modern and precise training programs for the clubs, it all made confidence and certainty into the final product. Sharing knowledge is the main concept for the improvement and the empowerment for the ones who are ready for it.
I have a desire to help all aspirational coaches approach a higher level of the game and how to teach it. There are a number of ways this can be done effectively. You have your own style, however, if you improve your understanding of the game and know exactly how to transfer it into the sessions and game setups - you are the game changer.