ATTENTION: In the next few minutes I’m going to pretty much offend every stuck-in-their-ways old school soccer coach in the country...
…but I don’t care. You need to hear this…
"Old-Fashioned" Soccer Drills Are DEAD!!
Ok, maybe they’re not "DEAD"…
And they are also the BIGGEST reason that new (and old) soccer coaches FAIL!
Notice the bored expressions!
Dear Soccer Coach,
What’s the first question your players (especially young ones) ask when practice starts?
How about…"Coach, are we gonna scrimmage today?"
Kids want to PLAY soccer!
They don’t want to run through repetitive, mind-numbing soccer drills… And I’m not the only one saying this…
In fact, the latest coaching material from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) states:
"Coaches can often be more helpful to a young player’s development by organizing less, saying less and allowing the players to do more. Set up a game and let the kids play."
Nobody has this philosophy down better than the Brazilians. They have produced some of the greatest players ever… Does the name Pele ring a bell?
Or how about current superstars like:
And of course Ronaldinho, Neymar and Pato.
As of 2009 there were over 600 Brazilian professionals playing in European Leagues like the English Premier League, La Liga in Spain, Serie A in Italy, and the Bundesliga in Germany. That’s a huge number!
…And that doesn’t include all the pros playing in the EXTREMELY competitive professional leagues (Campeonato Brasileiro) in Brazil itself!
Obviously they are doing something right.
I would say without question, that their youth soccer coaches are doing A LOT of things right.
"What Can We Learn From the Coaching Methods of Countries like Brazil, the Netherlands and Spain?"
First of all, I have to admit that these countries do have some built in advantages. For example, Brazilian children can be seen with a ball at their feet no matter what the field conditions. They are constantly playing the "beautiful game".
This unsupervised, uninterrupted play gives the players a HUGE jump on developing creativity, imagination and technical skill.
All on their own and without a coach in sight!
Now take the United States. We have beautiful facilities, top of the line equipment, plenty of funds for our soccer programs… …yet very few players that play with imagination, bravery, flair, or a real understanding of the game.
Granted, many of our best athletes go where the money is: football, basketball & baseball.
However, there are still over 3,000,000 soccer players registered with US Youth Soccer.
Given that the Netherlands (World Cup finalists in 2010) has only a TOTAL population of 16 million, the number of youth soccer players in the United States is GIGANTIC!
Let’s take a look at how these 3 million players break down:
…a whopping 85% of our players are under the age of 14.
"We Are Losing the Vast Majority of Our Soccer Players By the Time They Become Teenagers!"
The reason brings us full circle to the statement I made at the beginning of this page about soccer drills…
Too many players are subjected to uninspiring practices led by well-meaning, but largely uninformed coaches.
The players aren’t having any FUN…
They aren’t getting any BETTER…
…So they leave for other sports or quit athletics entirely.
Most coaches lack a foundation in the game, so they simply regurgitate drills, focus on fitness over technique, and stress results (i.e. winning) over teaching the kids how to play.
Go watch a typical YMCA soccer game and listen to all of the screaming from BOTH parents and coaches that have NOTHING to do with the actual playing of the game.
The players get burned out, disinterested and quit the game at an early age!
On the other extreme we have coaches that played at a very high level as players.
Believe it or not, many of these coaches experience just as many if not MORE problems than coaches with no playing background. Often these players are just naturally talented at the game.
So they struggle trying to break the game down into easily digestible chunks.
In addition, they usually try to run drills with players that are not age appropriate.
The players get frustrated, disillusioned and quit the game at an early age!
"So what can you do to help your kids improve, have fun, and STICK with the game of soccer?"
Well, pay attention because in the next couple of minutes I’m going to tell you EXACTLY what you can do to dramatically increase the effectiveness and fun factor of your training sessions…
Okay, are you ready?
Here’s the "Big Coaching Secret" behind the success of the great soccer nations I mentioned before...
I call it…
"Holistic Soccer Training"
I know, you are probably scratching your head right now, asking yourself "What the heck does he mean by Holistic Soccer Training?"
To understand what I mean by Holistic Soccer Training, it is first necessary that you are familiar with the 4 Pillars of Soccer:
"Holistic Soccer Training" develops players that are highly proficient in ALL 4 pillars of soccer…
…and in less time than traditional training methods!
Why is time such an important factor?
Well, because of our country’s soccer culture, our players spend less time playing on their own than in other countries.
Statistics show that it takes 1500 hours of play each year to become an elite soccer player…
…That’s almost 4 hours per day!
That doesn’t mean 4 hours of structured training per day. Only SOME of this time is under adult supervision. The rest should just be kids kicking a ball against a wall, juggling, or playing pick up games in the park.
As coaches, most of us are lucky to have our teams playing soccer 4 hours per week, much less 4 hours per day.
So you have to be extremely economical with your coaching sessions.
"Holistic Soccer Training" allows you to do just that.
The activities in these sessions quickly get your players into situations that directly resemble the game of soccer.
And because these activities relate so closely to actual games, their minds your kids are PLAYING soccer!
Your players will stay FULLY engaged while working on the technical, tactical, physical and psychological elements of the game.
Your team becomes stronger than the sum of its parts (the 4 pillars), hence the name "Holistic Soccer Training."
LESS DRILLS + MORE GAME RELATED ACTIVITIES = FASTER DEVELOPING PLAYERS
MORE COMPLETE SOCCER PLAYERS = WINNING TEAMS!
So by now you should understand the importance of "Holistic Soccer Training."
Simply said, it puts your team in an environment that fosters creativity, imagination, and game intelligence…
And motivated players improve faster!
"Now I want to give you a chance to get on this side of the coaching fence with me"
Running FUN yet economical sessions, seeing faster player development, and enjoying coaching more than ever before!
But first, I want to introduce to you a very close friend of mine, Sheldon Cipriani or "Coach Cip".
Coach Cip is a USSF "A" Licensed coach, former national team player for Trinidad & Tobago, Director of Coaching for a Florida soccer club, and part of the Florida ODP Staff, but most important of all…
…Cip is an absolute GURU when it comes to player development.
Together, we have created an easy to understand program called "Ciplified Soccer 2.0" that will make you an expert at this new method of coaching…
Here’s what it looks like…
(your actual product will be delivered in instant download form,
Here’s what you’ll get when you access "Ciplified Soccer 2.0"First, we’ll walk you through the characteristics of players within the 8-14 year old age range.
You can’t coach an 8 year old the same as a 12 year old. They have totally different skill sets and maturity levels.
We’ll explain not only how they differ, but show you what you should be teaching each age group.
We will also warn you what NOT to do (like frustrating your players with activities that are either too hard, or too easy)
We cover topics such as…
Plus more advanced topics such as…
Second, you’ll get Cip’s proven 3-step practice formula.
You’ll learn to easily design training sessions full of activities that closely resemble the game of soccer, while still giving your players the repetitions they need to master each skill.
All with no lines, no lectures, and plenty of fun.
Third, we’ll give you our 6-part breakdown on "How to Coach a Training Session"
By the way, there is a HUGE difference between coaching a practice session, and simply managing one…
…not knowing the difference is one of the BIGGEST mistakes coaches make!
Cip will answer critical questions like…
What can I do to increase the intensity of my practices?
But that’s not all…
"Cip has put together a complete series of practice sessions to get you started"
These sessions give you comprehensive details on how to run economical, holistic, and fun practices working on skills such as:
Ball Control, Passing & Receiving, Finishing, Crossing, and Defending…
Each session breakdown includes pictures, diagrams and animated sequences designed to make them easy to follow and reproduce.
He gives you everything he would give his own mom if she needed to run a soccer practice.
So how much would you expect to pay for a system like this that is sure to dramatically improve the skills of your players and keep them playing the game long term?
Before you answer, hold on because there’s more…
Once your players become proficient with the skills and tactics introduced in Cip’s session breakdowns…
…it’s time to take them to the next level!
"Cip is also including his series of 'Level 2' holistic practice sessions"
These provide more advanced training in Ball Control, Dribbling & Finishing, while adding new sessions on Possession & Collective Defending.
You will have an entire season’s worth of practice sessions right at your fingertips.
I’ll say that again in case you missed it…
With "Ciplified Soccer 2.0" you receive an entire season’s worth of training sessions.
I’m talking about real quality sessions NOT a bunch of regurgitated drills.
Now how much would you expect to pay for a system like this…?
"Learn the Best Formations & Tactics for 6v6, 8v8 and 11v11 Games"
Because I know many of you may be coaching for the first time (or moving up in age group)
Cip is including his favorite formations and tips on positioning your players for 6v6, 8v8 and 11v11 soccer.
There is a "hidden" sequence to how you align your players at 6v6 and 8v8 that prepares them for 11v11 play later down the road…
We’ll let you in on the secret!
Here's the Full Table of Contents for the Ciplified Soccer 2.0 Course:
But What About Coaching Courses from USSF, NSCAA, AYSO, etc.?
Including travel, hotel expenses and course fees it costs approximately $800 to attend the F, E & D Coaching Courses in the state of Florida.
The cost is pretty similar in other states around the country.
Having attended all of these courses and more, Cip can tell you that the information covered in "Ciplified Soccer 2.0" is far more valuable and comprehensive.
And he should know since he’s taught all of these courses in the state of Florida as well!
Even though this is the case…
…you still won’t pay $800
Not even $200
You get everything:
Plus We'll Give You These Awesome
BONUS #1: 12 Part Q&A Series with USSF "A" Licensed Coach Sheldon Cipriani.
BONUS #2: 6 Part Soccer "Video Classroom" Series
BONUS #3: Large Group Skills Training Sessions
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P.S. Remember, we are losing soccer players by the droves every single year. If you don’t take responsibility to change the way you coach, who will?
P.P.S. Why wait to get started when you could literally access this entire system today and be implementing brand new practice sessions tomorrow?
The holistic method of coaching is a proven winner and all the big soccer nations are using it.
Now it’s your turn!
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