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Ten reasons to not coach the player in possession

Thinking back to 2010, the article below might be one of the most important, influential coaching articles I’ve ever read. Not only is it helpful for coaches, but it’s good information for sideline parents, as well.

We need to foster creativity not squelch it. Dictating play is a glory grab. Give them a chance to shine and develop their own style.

“Ten reasons to not coach the player in possession” by Roy F. Dunshee (Soccer Wire, October 29, 2010).

Chad Parish

Chad has coached recreational soccer since 2011: U10 Girls, U13 Girls, U16 Girls, and U19 Girls. He has served as Recreational League Director since 2013. He has a USSF E License, and was named Alabama Soccer's "Recreational Coach of the Year" in 2015.

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