Aubrey Watts, Coaching Education Coordinator at the United States Olympic Committee, joined Chris P., Rush’s Developmental Director, on an amazing Webinar in which she explained how to help our players improve by this method.
As we move forward on our Monthly Campaign, Coaching The Micro Division U6-U8, we focus on our webinar with Aubrey Watts, who works in the Coaching Education Department of the United States Olympic Committee, in which she explains viewers ideas on how to help players improve quicker by using cues.
In this amazing presentation, Aubrey starts by walking us through the difference between Performance & Learning, understanding the first as a temporary and measurable change in a skill, while the second relates to relatively permanent changes.
From there, the presenter deepens the analysis towards responding to the following questions:
What’s the impact and relationship between the level of expertise of an athlete and his/hers attentional focus?
How does that affect the process of cueing?
Why is it that research suggests that external cueing is more effective than internal cueing to improve performance?
How can external cueing protect the expert athlete from ‘mentally choking’?
What are the key components of an effective cue (what the author calls ‘the anatomy of a good cue’)?
Through this process, we invite you to not only reflect of the questions posted above but also practice and adapt to the Micro Division U6-U8 context.
How would you adapt the lessons learned about cueing towards coaching a U6-U8? Give us practical, on the field examples.
This drill is designed to help you improve your ball control. This is a great drill to help you develop the ball control that will enable you to cut and change direction quickly. Goal: When you reach the point of being able to do whatever you want with the ball; you will have more fun playing the game.
Speed on your feet is something really important for a soccer player on and off the ball. In this work out we will challenge your speed. 7 exercises to perform as fast as you can. Are you the fastest FITTER player? Let us know! Have fun!
Rush Soccer has 11 core values. These core values are more than great words, are behaviors that we commit to and that we expect others to show as well. These are Respect, Unity, Safety, Humility, Tenacity, Empathy, Advice, Leadership, Enjoyment, Accountability, and my favorite Passion! Learn about Passion with this video and find them all in the word puzzle below!
And here we are! Last week of our program. Now is time to check how much you improved after working hard and consistently through these weeks. Go through the work out early in the week and finish strong by doing the fitness test. Let us know your results! We are looking forward to knowing how you did!
Are you ready? We are going to need your full attention! Concentrate, pay attention to the details and find the seven differences! Send us a screenshot and show us where they were! But hey! Shhhh… Don’t let the others know!