Clarity in Instruction

17 Nov

“When the ball comes to you, kick it as far as you can.  See if you can get it onto the next field!”

“We need to get the ball to our team.”

These were instructions given by one of the coaches for an opponent’s team in our last match.  Both instructions came from the same coach, just minutes apart, to the same defender.

Is it any wonder that kids are confused about how to play soccer?

If you were coaching a Basketball team, would you ever tell a player to throw a pass as far as he can?

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