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Helping Opponents Win in Soccer
One of the greatest and best ways to improve teams, players and programs is to look at the game from a different viewpoint. And for most coaches and players the best time to start is at half time in a competitive game.
Read the Johan Cruyff quote at the top of the page. It's an example of a simple thing that many players do that helps their opponents win.
Why ask at halftime? Simply because almost all coaches and players have done something in the first half of the game that could help their opponents win.
"Can anyone tell us something we did in the first half of
this game that helped our opponents more than it helped us?"
Don't worry about the bad kick or throw-in. Improving skills is what practice is all about. Focus on the things that you do to help your opponents win that you don't work on in practice. It's the simple, easy to correct things, that take very little practice time that can most dramatically improve coaches, players and their teams.
Candid actual responses from coaches and players include:
Candid actual responses should also include:
This module is dedicated to all the coaches and players who can easily correct most of the things they do to help their opponents win by doing simple things that help their team play more consistently, at a higher level and with more focus. Please follow the links in the right column for things coaches, players and even spectators do that often help opponents win.
"Everything you do can help you become successful or keep you from it"
"To be more successful do an many things well as you can"
Jack Wall, WAFL, League Technical Director
Ask you team for their ideas and if you hear any we have missed please make the time to complete the Feedback Form at the bottom of any page and let us know what you have learned that may help all of us coach and play better.
How Teams Help Opponents