COVID-19 is not going away from all we are seeing. As cases
of outbreaks and peaks continue to rise in many parts of the country, and we
gain more knowledge about the virus, we all face a lot of uncertainty in our
planning for the next three months at least.
MOTI Sports does not have all the answers. We are all looking for the best and most
reliable information right now. One thing that MOTI has discovered is
that the MOTI MOBILE free App is a readymade solution for young aspiring soccer
Relax! Your search for Soccer coaching help via the internet
has all been done. MOTI has curated, sorted, indexed, digitized, inserted
progressive foot techniques, converted content into 3D Animation and paired it
with Soccer Skills captured in Motion Capture for even more clarity. All of
this through MOTI’s OneCoach.
The following information will guide anyone through a Soccer
Training Platform. MOTI has set the benchmark for training and engaging youth
soccer players, all while giving new volunteer coaches the confidence and
direction to move their new soccer tasks forward with success.READ MORE
Vision and Awareness are the New Buzz Words. How important are they?
Of all the pillars of player development, the two that separate an exceptional player from a good player are the level of Vision and Awareness.
Vision is the skill of seeing things quickly and in some
instances before they happen in the game.
Awareness is a combination of feeling and recognizing
opportunities to make and execute plays faster than opponents.
In team sports like soccer where interactions with team members are integral to ball possession, vision can be as simple as having your head on a swivel checking in every direction for clues as to what the opponent is doing and what you and your teammates are doing. It allows a player in control of the ball to serve the pass to an open player, perhaps starting a possession sequence that could lead to scoring goals. Vison can also include a player not with the ball moving into open spaces, placing them in a situational dominance of defenders, making their opponent unable to match their pace of play and movement. READ MORE
I was asked last week how MOTI can help me understand the game of soccer when I watch broadcast games on TV.
Go to the MOTI Sports Activities and look for the simplest ball movement like ‘passing in pairs’ and you will witness two players facing each other delivering a ball back and forth. This setup and format are the backbone of the game of soccer and deserve your observation as a key element to building one’s understanding of soccer excellence.
The next progression is to see the inclusion of a third player, then the fourth. With this spectator directive, your observations can now turn to the flow and effectiveness of possession and sequences of passes to move forward against the opposition. Possessions by a team will settle the game’s momentum on how a team is set up to take advantage of a perceived weak point and exploit that weakness.READ MORE
Metacognition is “cognition about
cognition”, “thinking about thinking”, “knowing about
knowing”, becoming “aware of one’s awareness” and higher-order
thinking skills. The term comes from the root word meta, meaning
“beyond”, or “on top of”. Metacognition can take many
forms; it includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies
for learning or problem-solving. There are generally two components of
metacognition: (1) knowledge about cognition and (2) regulation of cognition. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacognition)READ MORE
Volunteer Parents are the lifeblood of every Youth Soccer Club or Association. They make the organization work and determine the short- and long-term success of the youth soccer club.
My experience and understanding of youth soccer are that
most organizations lose up to 50% of their volunteer base predominantly in the
coaching ranks each year. By stopping a
revolving door of losing these coach volunteers the Club can enjoy coach and
management experience with continuity. Clubs need to offer age and gender
specific programs that fit the organizations culture to make volunteer coach
experiences rewarding and enjoyable, so they will sign on for another year or
even more and continue to volunteer.READ MORE