A great email we got from a soccer parent like you.
Dear Coach V,
I hope you will share my comments with your readers that are
I am a soccer parent and have two boys playing, one is 14 and
one is 9.
I played "some" soccer when I was young but never played at
upper competitive levels. I
have done my best to help my kids improve theirs skills over the
past few years.
It wasn’t until I found your series that EVERYTHING
started to make sense.
My children go to practice twice a week, for about an hour each
evening. Within that time they mostly do drills and then
scrimmage. There is a small amount of skill work done at the
beginning of the season, but that usually fades away by week 5.
We have spent many hours in the backyard and at the local fields
working on skills alone and in our spare time. However, while
these sessions are great for bonding, they never really produced
any significant results. It seemed that we were just
repeating the same bad skills over and over.
A friend of mine told me about
your series and so I took a chance and ordered it.
After watching your series I was amazed at all I learned. Not
just for my younger son but my older son as well. I started
working with them a little at a time, section by section. We
also returned to the basics and worked heavily on ball control,
dribbling and kicking.
It has been six weeks since I started working with them and the
results are truly amazing.
I now have become a “soccer teacher” because I understand
the skills and how to teach them. That was my problem. I was
trying to teach something I didn’t understand and know how to
teach. They have started watching the series with me and it
really has becoming a very enlightening process for us all.
Both my sons’ coaches have commented on how much they have
improved and asked who was working with them. When I told them
that we were doing it at home, they were kind of shocked. I have
even had other parents ask me if I would with their children.
I will say this with the deepest conviction I have, if you are a
soccer parent and want to help your child, get this series. You
will improve their skills more in one year working at home than
years and years of just playing the game. Just doing the
"usual soccer thing" is not how players improve. This series
will carry my boys all the way through high school and is the
best investment we have made.