The coach must be aware of his status as a role model.
Keep praising the children; never criticize them openly.
The coach sets boundaries and remains consistent in their implementation.
Even bad sequences should be talked about in a positive manner.
Never compare the kids in a team to each other or with other teams. The children should further develop their own personality and performance; a comparison can cause severe psychological damage. By acting incorrectly, the kid can be given the impression of never being good enough.
Children pick up more than you think. Never talk about the kid; always talk to it.
A coach always thinks his team is great and never speaks negatively?
Children are not responsible for a coach’s frustrations.
FIFA has created basic rules for kids soccer, which should be followed even more so with mini kickers:
Kids soccer means play; play means fun!
The most important thing for kids is that they are with their friends!
Everyone should have the same amount of participation!
Teach children both things: winning and losing!
More practice – fewer matches!
Kids soccer should be diverse and versatile!
Teach them to respect their opponents and the referee!
The games are for the kids and not for the adults!