We’ve been talking on this blog. Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk.
Anyone can talk. And anyone does.
Just look at all the garbage online, and the monkeys on TV (I guess you’d have to be able to identify it as such).
Well, it’s time to do some show.
First some things to keep in mind:
- This video is from our State Cup Semi-final a couple weeks ago.
- Our opponent is USDA club Arsenal FC – the winningest club in Southern California over the past 10 years. (Courtesy of 3four3 Analytics)
- The opposing coach is among the most well-known and decorated in the country – national titles galore.
In other words, we weren’t playing some scrubs. We were playing against top tier.
Oh, and these are U11s by the way.
Beyond just “watching”, there are at least several dozen things to observe and learn from here. But you’ll have to study and dissect the video. Something I’m leaving as an exercise for you.
These performances are no accident. It takes meticulous training, studying, and artistry – a craftsman. You can not just throw 11 players on the field and “talk” about possession. That’s just talking. And anybody can do that.
As a coach, you have to know what the hell you are doing! There are hundreds of details!
Now you have a standard.
And feel free to dissect the video in the comments area.
No matter who you are, you can help elevate soccer in this country. And it starts with you sharing this video with EVERYONE you know! And if you have a website, feature it prominently and link to us!
Otherwise, you should be asking yourself: “Do I really care, or am I just a talker?”