How to Play Fantasy Football Confidence Pools

Mru0bvypaybe you’ve been playing fantasy sports for a while and you’ve been asked to play in your first Confidence Pool. Or perhaps you’re new to fantasy sport games entirely. In either case, a Confidence Pool is actually a pretty interesting way to bet on games. We say “bet” because you’re picking a team to win each of each week’s games, though you are not actually placing a wager.

The game is pretty simple. In a standard Confidence Pool, you’re asked to pick the winners of each NFL contest for the week (yep, all 16 games; less during bye weeks). Then you weight each pick with a number of confidence points between 1 and 16 (where higher is better). You can’t re-use a number, and you must use all numbers. When the team you picked to win actually wins, you get the points you assigned to that game.

Scoring and Payouts

So how do scoring and payouts work? Many pools will collect an entry fee. That fee is collected from all participants and dispersed in the form of weekly and/or season prizes. The weekly winner is the person whose coin flips yielded the most points from correct picks (as close to 136 points as possible). Those rankings are tabulated throughout the season to determine standings within your league. You can win one week to win money, and you can also win the aggregate scoring for the season.

This kind of award structure means that even rookie confidence poolboys can compete with experts. Even a novice who uses the “animal strategy” can pick the best during any given week. (The “animal strategy” is whereby you pick the winner as if it were a cage battle in the wilderness. For example, in a game pitting the Chicago Bears versus the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bears win every time. Of course, this strategy has a few pitfalls: see “Detroit Lions” or on the other end, “Arizona Cardinals.”)

Variable League Settings

A good fantasy sports site will allow pool commissioners to pick from a wide variety of customizable settings. We’ll address a few of the most common league options below. You will want to weigh the options and the cost amongst a few of the providers. There are some good websites out there that offer Free Confidence Pools. You just have to do a search for them.

Confidence Pools usually allow each team owner to discard a certain number of bad week’s worth of picks per season (say, your lowest 2 weeks out of the 16 weeks). These are often referred to as “Drop Weeks.” This feature allows you to forget about the week when you were heading out of town and didn’t read up, and it helps to brighten your spirits after an unusually bad week.

Another common option is to not rank weekly straight-up winners, but rather rank winners against the spread. This tougher option requires that if the Broncos – Raiders spread is 6 points (in favor of the Broncos in this …

Boxing Gyms and How to Survive Them – 3 Golden Rules

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Golden Rules to Survive Them AND Learn How to Box!

Being an active, competitive boxer requires that you attend one of the many boxing gyms scattered throughout many towns and cities across many countries all across the world. Even in those countries where professional boxing is banned (for example Norway and Sweden), there are a wealth of well-run amateur boxing gyms where the skills and techniques of the noble art are taught for a very reasonable price. To learn how to box is really one of life’s cheaper pursuits (assuming the cost is not measured in blood, sweat and tears of course).

It being the case then that there are many boxing gyms and it will only be by a quirk of geography, a lack of desire to box competitively or some medical-type reason (for example acute agoraphobia) that might prevent you from joining one of the community boxing gyms to learn how to box, I wanted to write a short article to provide 3 simple rules to observe if you are about to cross the threshold of a local boxing gym in your area.

Without further ado, let’s go over the simple considerations that will allow you to cope with the new environment of the boxing gym and learn how to box in double-quick time.

Rule 1:

Don’t feel the need to go and spend piles of cash on sparring gloves, head-gear, boxing boots and so on. Keep it simple in the short-term. You will need as a minimum training clothes and shoes, boxing wraps and shower gear. That’s it. You don’t even need in the short term to buy bag gloves or a skipping rope as the gym will provide these. As time passes and you make a decision as to whether you like being around boxing gyms, you can spend your dollars on the bag gloves, skipping rope, boxing boots and gum shield. All other gear will continue to be provided by the gym.

It is worth understanding that you might want to avoid buying gloves for sparring as the coach will often want to assess their suitability to be used in his or her boxing ring. On a number of occasions I’ve had to disappoint boxers by refusing to allow them to wear their freshly imported and eye-wateringly expensive gloves for sparring because of the lack of padding in the knuckle area. A boxing coach’s primary responsibility is to the safety of the boxers, so they will not mind at all leaving you with a very, very expensive pair of bag gloves rather than allow those gloves into their sparring ring where the risk of injury to one of his or her boxers will increase.

Rule 2:

When you join, don’t feel upset that the coach does not immediately welcome you to the gym with open arms and spend every waking moment bestowing their knowledge upon you. The reality of most boxing gyms is that the coach is very, very busy and time is always a …

Figure Skate

Figure skates are a type of ice skate used by figure skaters. The skates consist of a boot and a blade that is attached with screws to the sole of the boot. Inexpensive sets for recreational skaters are available, but most figure skaters purchase boots and blades separately and have the blades mounted by a professional skate technician.

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In recent years, boots made of synthetic materials with heat-moldable linings have become popular with many skaters because they combine strength with lighter weight than leather boots, and are easier to “break in”. The latest development in boot technology is a boot that is hinged at the ankle to provide lateral support while allowing more flexibility. Boots used in ice dance are usually slightly lower in the back to allow for greater bend in the ankle. Some boots also come with a flexible elastic back.

The typical colors for boots are black for men and white or tan for women, although other colors are available.

Close-up of a figure skating blade, showing the toe picks, hollow grind on the bottom surface of the blade, and screw attachment to the boot.

Close-up of a figure skating blade, showing the toe picks, hollow grind on the bottom surface of the blade, and screw attachment to the boot.

Figure skates differ most visibly from hockey skates in having a set of large, jagged teeth called toe picks (also known as toe rakes) on the front of the blade. The toe picks are used primarily in jumping and footwork, and should not be used for stroking or spins. Toe pick designs have become quite elaborate and sometimes include teeth on the sides of the blade.

The skate blades are typically made of tempered steel, coated with a high-quality chrome. Lightweight alloy blades are becoming more popular with high-level skaters. Blades are about 3/16 inch (4 mm) thick and may have a slightly tapered cross-section.

When viewed from the side, the blade of a figure skate is not flat, but curved slightly, forming an arc of a circle with a radius of 180-220 cm. The “sweet spot” of the blade is below the ball of the foot. [1] This spot is usually located near the stanchion of the blade, and is the part of the blade where all spins are spun on.

The blade is also hollow ground; a groove on the bottom of the blade creates two distinct edges, inside and outside. …

The Advantage Of Playing Indoor Sports

It can be very upsetting when we have been working all week long and have looked forward to playing our favorite game on the weekend only to have it cancelled due to bad weather. With our climate changing so much, the weather is something we can never be too sure of. The heat seems to be more severe each following year, and the humidity is sometimes stifling. The sun’s UV levels are classed as extreme so often, it is worrying each time we head outside. Skin cancer is a constant worry for all outdoor situations. Playing indoor sports is a great way to be sure of getting to play regularly and not having to worry about weather or skin damage.

Netball has been played outdoors for years, and is an enjoyable game if the weather is kind. However it is subject to the same limitations as other outdoor sports when our climate changes to summer heat and storms. Even as a spectator it is not the most comfortable environment. Indoor sports solves all these problems and more. You don’t miss your game or socializing with mates, you play in comfort and enjoy it much more. We all know the difficulty of hitting a ball in tennis with the sun in our eyes, and it is no different than trying to make a shot in the hoop playing netball in the same situation.

Playing indoor netball is a great way to pass our leisure hours. With adequate lighting, climate controlled surroundings, and gear supplied, why wouldn’t you give it a go? You are not stressed when playing and feel good after the game is over. No more feeling overheated, or drowned out by sudden storms. With the skin cancer numbers increasing as well, playing indoors protects us from sunburned skin, which can lead to melanomas. This in itself is a very good reason to choose to play indoor netball. The courts are always smooth and maintained making for safer play. Friends and family who come along to watch the game can sit in comfort as well.

After the game is over you can join friends and family for a chat over a cup of coffee, again in the comfort of a pleasant atmosphere and temperature. Perhaps seeing the pleasure you derive from playing indoor sports will encourage your family and friends to take up the game as well and form another team. They too will benefit from all the advantages of playing indoor sport. Check out your local indoor sports club today and join up. The great thing is you can play night or day, making it easier to plan ahead. You definitely won’t regret it.…

Boxing Techniques – The Different Types of Punches

In boxing defence and offence are achieved via the padded fists. Generally four types of punches exist. All other punches are basically variants of the below. If a boxer is right handed, his lead foot will be his left, and vice versa – the leading hand providing faster punches, the rear conversely used for power punches (more power is employed with the rear hand through weight distribution and greater momentum).

Jab

This is a quick forward punch thrown with the lead hand. The power comes from a quarter-rotation of the shoulders, while the position of the fist rotates through 180 degrees, bringing the lead shoulder up to guard the chin. This is the most important punch in a boxer’s arsenal as it is extremely quick and requires very little shift in stance compared to the other punches. It is the punch that has the longest reach. Thus, it is used as a tool to gauge distances and set up follow up punches: if the jab is thrown but does not connect with the opponent, then the target is too far away.

As a tool to keep the opponent from moving in, the jab can be thrown repeatedly in front of the opponent so they cannot advance. As a tool to test the opponent’s defences, it can be thrown early on in a bout to measure the effectiveness, speed, and style of an opponent’s defences.

Hook

This punch is thrown in a side arc with a bent arm. It can be thrown with either hand but is typically a lead hand punch. The boxer shifts the weight into the back foot, while rotating the hips and pivoting the foot toward the back, causing the arm to swing with the body in a lead hand hook. The power in a hook comes from the explosive rotation of the hips and shoulders allowing a large amount of bodyweight to be thrown behind the punch.

The classic hook is thrown in a horizontal plane, but the punch can also be thrown at a 45 degree angle (a “Mexican hook” or “shovel hook” or “hook to the ribs”), blending into the uppercut – practically halfway between the two, this punch is aimed at the rib cage (ideally just underneath).

Hooks are not parried but rather bobbed/rolled or simply blocked with the boxers guard against the head. This is very useful when aimed for the head or for the ribs or solar plexus, as the force from the hook tends to travel through a blocked head better than a jab.

Uppercut

This punch is thrown upwards with either hand (although a rear hand uppercut is marginally more common). The uppercut travels vertically up the opponent’s chest, underneath the guard and makes contact with the chin.

The power in the uppercut comes from the legs and hips. This can be a devastating power punch because even if it does not connect with the chin itself, it tends to lift up the chin of the opponent, which opens …

News Writing – How To Write A Sports Report In 4 Steps

News writing style is just as important for sports reporting as it is for general news, business stories or any other journalistic work.

The advantage of sports writing is that you are allowed a little it more leeway in your choice of words. In crime or business writing, you are restricted in your use of adjectives and adverbs and are encouraged to focus more on nouns and verbs.

Sports writing, however, allows you to go to town in describing plays, the atmosphere, fans and other colorful aspects of a sporting event.

For this article, we will go through, step by step, how to write a straightforward sports report using quotes.

Ideally, any sports story would have quotes from the winners and losers. Indeed, many sports articles are written around what athletes say rather than what they have achieved on the field of play.

However, you also have sports articles written without quotes. When rookies learn how to write like a journalist, especially in sport, they are likely to come across the structure that we will show you here.

We will adapt the NBA game between Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers on April 1 as our example article.

1. Intro – the most important news aspect of a sports game is the score. Who won? How did they win and what effect did the victory have? Also important is whether we are writing from a Boston perspective or Cleveland. In this case, we will go with Cleveland.

“Cleveland Cavaliers lost 98-96 to the Boston Celtics after Delonte West’s sank two free throws in the final seconds, dropping three and a half games behind the Pistons for the best record in the Eastern Conference.”

2. More info – The above is enough for those who have a passing interest in the sport. However, NBA fans would want more information and you could give it to them in one or two paragraphs.

“The Cavaliers were without star player LeBron James, suffering from a knee injury, while the Celtics were minus Paul Pierce. Gerald Green led the way for Celtics with 25 points while Kendrick Perkins had 12 points and nine rebounds.

The Cavaliers, for whom Larry Hughes scored 24 with Sasha Pavlovic scoring 17, have already qualified for the play-offs while Boston are out of the running.”

3. Quote – This is where you can provide a quote from the coach or a key player from both teams. You can precede each saying with a lead-in paragraph or go straight into the quote.

“Celtic forward Al Jefferson, said: ‘They were missing their best player and we were missing our best play. We just stuck in there.’

Cavs coach Mike Brown said James’ absence was a key factor in their loss.

‘We miss LeBron. We miss LeBron every time he doesn’t play. He’s our guy,’ said Brown.”

4. The rest – Once you got the main information and key quotes out of the way, you can go on to describe the game. Even better …

Sports Betting Predictions – Win Today Betting on the NBA

Sports betting in the National Basketball Association or the NBA is not a very simple process. It is not done based on a hunch, or mere instincts, it is done through a careful study of the games, the teams, and the players involved. Through this process, sports betting predictions are made. Usually professionals are hired to make certain sports betting predictions. The outcome of their work is called picks. However, even an ordinary sports bettor may make his own picks. This can be done with the help of statistics.

Statistics play an important role in sports betting predictions. It serves as the foundation in making a pick. A person who is trying to make a prediction will usually analyze, synthesize, and scrutinize available statistics. This is because statistics will show certain trends, facts, or findings that will greatly influence the outcome of a game. Statistics also present certain emotional or psychological factors that are crucial in a game. Factors such as team satisfaction, fatigue, and feelings of revenge can be ascertained through the proper use of statistics.

Sports betting predictions, indeed, cannot survive without statistics. Predictions are based on logic, reason, and probabilities. It speculates on the most likely possible outcome of a game. Hence, sports bettor must make sure that before making predictions, they are familiar with the current roster changes, the injury of key players, and the team schedule. All these affect how the players perform in a game, which in turn affects the outcome of the game.

Another important tool in sports betting predictions is the news. The news provides the latest happenings in the world of sports. It informs a sports bettor of the latest injuries, suspension, and trades. In the NBA, injuries and trades are rampant during the season. By keeping updated with the latest news, one will not be left behind of the latest information available. This will give a sports bettor an advantage when it comes to sports betting because accurate predictions can be made. Aside from this, the news will also give an in-depth coverage of the latest conditions of a team, their strengths, and their weaknesses.

A good sports prediction is based on a careful study of the available news and statistics. One cannot hastily choose a team that will win without using these important tools. Sports predictions are about probabilities. Hence, one must make sure that there is statistical logic in making one’s predictions and subsequently placing bets. This will not only increase the chances of winning in a bet but will also enhance a sports bettors ability to make predictions in future games for purposes of future bets.

In order to win a bet in the NBA, it is important to have good predictions regarding the outcome of the game. News and statistics come in handy in making these predictions. Sports betting is not only about chance, it also has a scientific side within it. Through predictions, one will be able to ascertain the possible result of the game …

Scenario of Indian Sports Arena

Sports are essential part of a healthy daily routine. Sports do not only exercise the body muscles, but also deliver freshness and keep active. India has a great sporting history as there are many sports like Kabaddi, Wrestling, and Swimming etc., which are the important elements of Indian culture. Basically sports are of two types – indoor and outdoor. Indoor sports include the games like Billiards, Chess, etc whether the outdoor games have Cricket, Football, and Wrestling etc. In ancient time the people of India had many interesting sports for their entertainment and refreshment, especially outdoor sports. In fact, some sports have their origin in the roots of Indian culture like Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, and boat racing etc.

In present Indian sports scenario, Cricket is the most prominent sport in which India has an excellent track record. Football is another popular game in some parts of India, but Cricket has more popularity among the Indians. There are some world level sporting events in India, but most of them are devoted to Cricket. Also there are events for other games like Hockey Premier League. India has hosted many international sporting events as Hockey World Cup, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship in the past.

Apart from Cricket, Indians have delivered some excellent knocks in International sports. Indians have won many medals in Commonwealth and Asian games. In fact, Indians are the world champions in the games like Chess, Billiards etc. They were also the world Hockey champions for many times in the past. In tennis and shuttling there are some brilliant talents in India. Currently Delhi is going to host its first Commonwealth games in 2010. Indian Premier League is a well known sporting event in India, which is among the most successful domestic events in international level.

Many sporting authorities are working towards the wellness of the sports in India. Sporting bodies get aids from the government of India for developing the infrastructure and nurturing the growing talent. India has some world level stadiums like Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Major Dhyanchand stadiums etc. which have standard facilities world sports persons. These bodies are supposed to arrange the basic requirements for their concerned sports. Some legendary sports persons from India made a great impact on world stage. Major Dyanchand from hockey, Sachin Tendulkar from cricket, Pulela Gopichand from shuttling, Abhinav Bindra from shooting, Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani from Billiards, V Anand from chess are among some of the sports persons who left a grand impact in international sports arena.

As India has some world level athletes and sports persons, they are very few as compared to other countries and population of India. Sporting authorities should concentrate on developing new talent from the roots. More sporting events should be organized to promote the sports in low levels. Sports persons have to move towards big cities for better facilities, since in there is the lack of basic requirements in towns. Still Indians have to prove their capabilities in Olympics, the greatest sporting event …

The Role of Media in Sport

Sport is one of the well-published issues in the Net. Sport issues gain a lot of publicity and discussions in the media. The examples are numerous: thousands of football news article depict the reactions of trainers to a particular event. Important soccer games are an everyday issue in TV channels. New technologies are used everywhere in coverage of sports: tennis streaming video presents the particular strokes of favored tennis stars, such as Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. At the days of serious matches, fans enjoy watching the game of their favored teams in tennis or football online. We might ask ourselves: what is the role the Media plays in Sport?

One probable answer would be that the media successfully exploits the public need for entertainment. People have always felt the need to be entertained, starting from the days of gladiators, when the public’ general demand was to see people die in front of them in exchange for their money. As the years went by, the forms of the entertainment changed and became less cruel, but the principle of the crowd asking for Panem et circenses (i.e. “bread and circuses”) remained the same. In this matter, sports news is the best possible entertainment, and watching sport online or on TV is the best possible way to witness the actual thing happening.

And here comes the next possible answer: media adheres to the needs of the wide public, fulfilling the desire to watch the “actual thing” on-line. Although a football match might occur in Milano, and tennis game may take place in Moscow, media brings the tennis game and the football match straight to your living room, without the need to get up from sofa and buy the ticket to Milano or wherever you want to get to. Media makes use of our need to witness the actual thing by serving as a mediator between the sporting event, which happens somewhere out there, and us, the viewers.

Being a central part of our everyday experience, media brings sports coverage to our living room and shows it to us whenever we choose. I’d say it’s a good thing, but you – choose for yourselves. …

The Sport of Mountain Biking

The sport of mountain biking is one of the best active sports you can do for a number of fitness reasons and depending on what style of mountain biking you partake in, it can be also a great deal of fun as well as keeping you fit at the same time.

People are usually unaware of how may muscles you use when riding a mountain bike, and how quickly you can burn calories off riding a bike as it can be an extremely good work out for the body.

If you plan on riding cross-country along different styles of trails, riding a bike can be quite a task. So if you riding over a vast distance up and down hills, along slippery single trail it can be very exhausting on the legs and the lower back.

So if you are just starting to ride bikes for the first time, please don’t just jump on the bike a go for a 20 mile ride as it may do you more harm than good. One thing that is recommended is to do short rides to start with, maybe only a couple of miles which will take no time at all on a bike to get your fitness training up to scratch before hitting the bike ride.

MTB Fitness Training

All of the major athletes of the sport will tell you that mountain bike training is vastly important and you should take part in mountain bike fitness training when ever the opportunity arises. Going on those short rides will benefit you hugely and will stop you from injuring yourself.

Parts of your body that will benefit from training are your legs. Your legs will be the first part of your body in particular that will get tired very quickly. Building up your leg muscles either at the gym or one the bike will help improve your personal and bike fitness quickly.

The more you train the better your pace and your stamina will improve. Once these two have improved you will be able to go on longer and better rides than will enhance your fitness.

One of the major benefits of riding a mountain bike on a regular basis is that in order to ride your bike you use some of largest muscles in the body which in turn will burn off fat quickly. This will of course help you to lose weight and the more you ride you bike the more weight you will lose.

When you ride your bike on flat ground at a slower speed you are still burning a great amount of calories due to the fact that you will be able to continue that pedaling motion for a longer period of time. This is also perfect for people who don’t have the stamina for a highly intensive ride at different speeds and climbs etc. Low intensity work outs also don’t give you all the extra muscle either so the weight will stay off.

In summary using a mountain …

Mma Training Workout

Copyright (c) 2008 Derek Dreger

I am going to introduce a workout that will simulate a mixed martial arts fight. In order to do this exercise correctly you will require a basic understanding of the terms that will be used and called out during each round of exercise.

This workout will consist of:
-Burpees
-Push Ups
-Crunches
-Sprawls
-Punch Combos (More on this below)
-Kicks (High Kicks, and Leg Kicks)

For the purpose of this workout we will use the following numbers to correspond with our punches:

1 – Jab (weak hand)

2 – Straight Punch (strong hand)

3 – Hook (weak hand)

4 – Hook (strong hand)

5 – Upper Cut (weak hand)

(Your weak hand is whatever hand is out front while you are in your fighting stance.)

Every time a number is called you must throw punches counting in order up to the called number. If your training partner yells “THREE!!” you will Jab (1) – Straight (2) – Hook (3)…. “FIVE!!” you Jab (1) – Straight (2) – Hook (3) – Hook (4) – Upper Cut (5)…. and so on.

The only required equipment for this workout is a training partner and some form of time keeper (simple watch works great). However I recommend that you also have a surface to strike against such as a heavy bag, standing heavy bag (Wavemaster), or your partner holding either thai pads or a punch shield.

We will be aiming to complete five, five minute rounds of exercise for this workout, with one minute of rest in between each round. This workout is designed to push muscular endurance and cardio to the limit. Don’t worry if you are unable to complete the full five rounds without short interruptions, take breaks if needed but try and stay working to get the greatest benefit.

In between rounds have a towel and some water or sports drink ready, you will be sweating heavily and will want to dry off and rehydrate on your rest periods.

During the five minutes of each round have your partner call out different numbers between one and five, with you throwing the corresponding combo. As well as punches have your partner throw in kicks, and timed bouts of burpees, push ups and crunches.

Quick example:

“TWO!!” – Left Jab – Right Straight. “THREE!!” – Left Jab – Right Straight – Left Hook. “SPRAWL!!” – You shoot your feet back and legs apart falling with your hands meeting the floor. “TWO LEG KICKS!!”. “FOUR!!” – Left Jab – Right Straight – Left Hook – Right Hook. “BURPEES!!” – You start doing burpees until your partner says to get up. “UP… AND ONE!!” – Left Jab…… etc etc etc

The key to achieving the greatest success doing this workout, is to stay busy. Have your partner call out decent amounts of combos, mixing things up randomly between all the elements. Don’t be upset and discouraged if you find yourself getting worn out very quick, this workout is designed to …

10 Characteristics of an Effective Soccer Coach

An effective soccer coach must not only have an in-depth knowledge in everything about soccer. He must also possess special characteristics that will help him become a great coach and produce a winning soccer team. A successful soccer team does not just rely on the physical and technical requirements, but usually more than those. The soccer coach must develop skills to fulfill them.

Here are 10 typical features that every soccer coaches must have.

1. Good Role Model

Every soccer team needs a coach that is a good role model. You have to understand that they need someone worth imitating. Check yourself if you are willing to be your soccer team’s role model. Put in mind that you are going to be their servant-leader and they are relying their success on you. You would be teaching them positive attitudes to win a game. It would be a shame if you teach something you don’t actually apply to yourself.

2. Admirable Appearance

Being a good soccer coach, you must never overlook the importance of appearance. Make sure you look neat and tidy. Cleanliness could add up to your professional look and this will help you gain trust and respect of the team. Remember that you will be the players’ role model, their soccer coach.

3. Be Punctual

Always be early to arrive in the soccer training. This way, you can manage the training set-up before the players arrive. It will also help you to not waste your time and can focus on the training objectives by starting on time during the sessions. If you will be late, there will be big chances that the soccer players will get bored easily, or even be impatient because you are not being professional.

4. Good teacher

An effective soccer coach is a good teacher. Part of your duty is to teach them everything about soccer especially the basics like passing, dribbling, shooting and tackling. You have to make it sure that your soccer team is learning and growing their skills. Always remember to give clear and correct instructions during the training sessions. You can’t coach the soccer players who don’t have any knowledge about the do’s and don’ts in soccer. In teaching soccer skills, demonstrating the drills is better than oral instructions.

5. Friendly

Establish a good player-coach relationship with your soccer team by being friendly to them. You must understand their personalities by knowing their personal lifestyles and interests. This way, you could analyze their varied emotional and mental characteristics and develop strategies that could motivate them more accordingly. But be reminded, you can get personal but stay professional.

6. Good Listener

It is important to constantly seek the soccer team’s involvement, and one way of this is by asking their views after every game. As the soccer coach, you must be a good listener because every person has his own brilliant ideas to share. Always encourage them to speak out and take what they say into consideration. Make notes if necessary, and …