P rofessional soccer coaches do not yell. Today many soccer coaches, training programs and youth soccer clubs claim to be “professional”. However, we all know these are marketing and recruiting tactics. In fact, there are a number of coaches who belong to Pro teams who run their own independent training programs but they treat their players as a number because they know people will always go to their programs.
One common criticism of the soccer-coaching system in the United States is that it doesn’t produce enough creative players. But how can a player learn to creatively flourish if they’re constantly being yelled at for making mistakes?
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Jacobson points out that parents and kids are much more likely to tolerate a coach who yells if his teams win. And that’s not necessarily a good thing. “We’re up against a win-at-all-costs mentality. Coaches who yell bring that mentality,” he says.
Much of the time, yelling is a distraction. Athletes usually need to focus on what they are doing. Being yelled at by a coach can distract them from focusing on what they need to do to make a play. Download a printable version of this resource, including any additional commentary from PCA, by clicking the PDF below.
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Avoid ‘coaching’ from the sideline while watching your child’s game A common problem in youth soccer is the impulse parents have to shout instructions to their young player from the sideline. It’s especially difficult for a child because he or she has a tendency to refer to what a parent says, which often conflicts with the instruction from the coach.