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The 100/10/1 Rule

An excellent rule of thumb from Reed Maltbie, that coaches can easily implement in their next match:

Use the 100/10/1 rule to communicate during games. 100 yards is body language and hand signals, 10 yards is quick words to the entire team, 1 yard is when they are on the bench and you can have a conversation.

No more pointless yelling and joy-stick coaching from the sidelines. 🙂

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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