“I believe my responsibility to each of my players is to have a vision for who they can be in every area of life and communicate it to them in a way that challenges them to pursue it.”
- Coach Whyte
Youth Soccer Training Caribbean Style
Cari-Samba Soccer trains and coaches boys and girls youth soccer players in the South Shore Area. We train exclusively all year round using the winter months to do classroom sessions which prepares us mentally and provides us with the basic understanding of the game. Our philosophy is that if a player is not able to understand the basic components of the game the skills aquired will not matter because the player would not know when to use those skills and would not be able to out think the opponent.
My coaching goal is to provide individualized training and teach ball management to give the player confidence and composure over the ball. Soccer is a game of fundamentals. Whether the student is a field player or goalkeeper all players need to be able to shoot with confidence, dribble around opponents, perform short passes with accuracy, and possess ball control. The player having confidence and composure over the ball will maximize their enjoyment of the game.
Our coaches' enthusiasm for training youth players is evident to the student and their parents. This enthusiasm is translated in a positive atmosphere to our player. Many teachers of soccer have abundant soccer knowledge. Many can effectively teach students this soccer knowledge. The difficulty comes in motivating the student to learn by absorbing the knowledge. We are experts in creating an environment where the player not only desires to learn but they become consumed by the passion we bring to the learning experience.
We are constantly learning ourselves from the international soccer community, coaches, professional players and our student players. We exist on a never-ending continuum of soccer information. Attempting to synthesize the most efficient and beneficial methodologies that we can interpret and translate effectively to our student players.
TRAINING TIP: DRIBBLING
Lionel Messi is considered the world's most dangerous soccer player: He seems to score at will, and can beat players by dribbling or passing around them.
Individual dribbling skills is the foundation for everything, combination play, a possession game, and finishing. Unfortunately, it is the skills least understood, honed, and encouraged in many circles. It is also the hardest to develop though the most empowering when you have it.
I work intensively with players on ball possession and ball mastery skills. I feel these are the most important skills. Developing these skills opens up the game in ways that many players cannot even imagine.