Teaching kids to be aggressive during soccer matches.

caroline syokao By caroline syokao, 12th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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it is important for kids to master aggressive skills while playing soccer. Here are ways to teach a kid to be aggressive.

Tips of enhancing aggressive behavior in kids during play.

Soccer is one of the favorite sports in many kids. Skills acquired during playing are important in the growing up of children. Two children with the same skills are only different from each other by their aggressiveness to score. The following are ways of how to teach a kid to be more aggressive at soccer.
Introduction of various drills to kids is important. The animal ball is a drill usually performed by a team of eight. The children play in a field of about 30 yards in length and 44 yards in width. The first member of each team throws the ball into the air. However, catches the ball first, tries to score the ball on the goal side of the opponents. Players fight for the ball in order to get it back on their side. Since this is football, no one can touch the ball with the hands. The losing team performs sit-ups or pushups.
In order to engage players in some sort of running, they stand in opposite directions of the field. The ball thrown in the air for the players reaches out for it and returns it to their side. Defenders and goalkeepers have a chance to pull and push each other but with a lot of precaution. Another drill involves separating the teams into two. The coach gives a number to each individual. Upon hearing their numbers, the players run out to fight for the ball. The players should be from the different teams. Players that are incapable of fighting for the ball get company from the able ones giving them a chance to reach out for it.
It is necessary to reward kids in events of acquisition of a ball from an opponent, passing on a ball to a teammate and making a score and the desire to fight for a hard ball. Encouraging words are a way of reward. Rewarding can either be done during matches or training sessions. Aggressive players have a chance of playing way to the end of the game unlike those with little aggression.
Activities that involve pulling and pushing occur only in training sessions. This does not apply during matches and can lead to penalties. Play that is illegal like punching, tripping and kicking should not occur in the matches. Only aggressive play that is legal takes place in a match. There is need for extra energy for aggressive play. Therefore, a good diet is necessary. One should take foods rich in carbohydrates and drink lots of water.


Aggression, Coach, Defender, Drills, Opponents

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I am a 27 year old girl. I have a Bachelors Degree in Education. Good at writing articles, proofreading and blogging. My aim is to provide high quality content to readers. I also publish for iwriter.

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author avatar caroline syokao
12th Jul 2013 (#)

Kids are very important to the society. Nurturing them through sports is also crucial for them. They enjoy vigorous activities like playing soccer. Here are ways to teach them to become more aggressive. Thanks.

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