Steve Scott is the head coach of the C15 Boys National Team at the USA Futsal Federation. Scott is in the process of putting together the C15 team that will play in the world cup later this year in Paraguay. He coached high school soccer for 23 years and recorded 205 wins and one state title.
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Steve about the benefits of playing Futsal, tactics and techniques used, the individual skills used and the coaching challenges he faces with the USA Futsal Federation C15 boys team as he gets the squad ready for the World Cup in Paraguay later this year:
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Billy Gazonas about his book that chronicles his time in college soccer with tales from Bruce Springsteen to Franz Beckenbauer and includes some valuable advice for coaches on teaching technique to players and using tactics to win games. Most of all Billy highlights what players can do to improve their game working alone and the dedication it takes to become a champion. MORE
Chipping the ball is a difficult skill but one that reaps benefits if players can do it. I like to get my players to chip the ball at practice into the hands of their goalkeeper or teammates so they know how to chip over congested areas of the pitch or chip an advancing goalkeeper to score a goal. MORE
That old joke about a player's second touch being a tackle to try to win the ball back is not always funny. Especially if it's your players losing the ball. Watching the Premier League over the last week it is clear that a player's first touch has never been more important with fast passing and receiving the key to the best teams I have watched. MORE