For any person that has grown up around soccer we all had at least one experience with our parents yelling at us to not play soccer in the house because we might break something. However, we would always find a way to play in the house when they are not home. We are confident that we are good enough to not break anything. Next thing you know, you are lost in the moment doing a couple of stepovers, moving around the table, breaking the ankles of the imaginary player, and then you take a shot, and you hit a picture frame that was sitting on the table and you cracked the glass covering that protects the photo. You freak out, and everything goes downhill from there.
Playing soccer in the house isn’t a bad a thing, if you can manage to keep the breakable objects out of reach. The reason why it’s suggested to play in the house is that many players spend a lot of time at home, more now than ever. While he or she is walking around the house, any type of ball should be at his feet. Nearly anything can be a obstacle, for example, you can dribble around the couch, meg the chair, or even chip a shoe. There are no limits for the scenarios for how a player can pretend that he or she is a game. Believe it or not, it’s these little details that will allow a player to explore and attempt new things on the field. Though for me as a player, it came with a lot of broken windows, but hey, that is how I landed my soccer scholarship, sorry mom! At 29 years old, I am still running around the house imagining the professional soccer career that I don’t have.
How can I keep my players active?
I am sure time from time you have been wondering how you can keep your players active. Coaches can get creative, not all players have the equipment, but most households do have a table, couch, and a chair. Build a team training session online and use these essentials to connect the player with real-life scenarios.