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When the Chicago Bulls were the championship dynasty of the NBA the General Manager, Jerry Krause, made a statement that championships were won by “great systems”.
Naturally, everyone laughed at this because everyone knew Michael Jordan was the reason the Bulls won 6 championships.
Even with Jerry Krause’s “great system”, the Bulls have not won a championship since Michael Jordan left.
But on the other hand, Jordan played in the NBA 7 years before winning his 1st championship and after his successful career with the Bulls, he played for the Washington Wizards with little positive effect.
So it appears that one is not mutually exclusive from the other.
It’s true that you need great players but it’s also true that great players in a weak system will plateau much sooner than their individual abilities would indicate.
Conversely, players in strong system will achieve results beyond that of their individual skills… the old saying of “the whole being greater than the sum of its’ parts”.
Because soccer is such a low scoring game, the “system” can take on a greater role since every scoring opportunity requires almost perfect execution to put the ball into the back of the net.
Teams that play consistently, that get into position every single time, that follow the shot every time, are the teams that win tough games and beat opponents with equal and often stronger talent.
They always seem to get the “lucky bounce”.
In this video, you’ll see the center striker following the ball even though it was obvious the goalie had this shot all lined up and the stop was all but guaranteed. But pay attention to the right striker and you’ll see her following the shot as well.
This score, and 1-0 victory, occurred in the 80th minute and after this goalie had stopped everything that came remotely close to the net. The teams were evenly matched and this was a hard fought physical game with both sides showing exhaustion from the long effort.
But the “system”, the quality coaching, the learned consistency and the individual drive of the players put this game into the W column because they followed EVERY shot to the goal from the opening whistle to the final second of the game.
This wasn’t a “fluke” or crazy “luck”, it was the product of a “great system” with disciplined players.
Had these players tried to win on talent alone, I guarantee this game wouldn’t have ended with the same result.
This is where talented players separate their team from their competition… by playing with a “great system”.
The challenge becomes educating your players to play within the “great system” through education and effective coaching.
And one of the best tools for “great system” education is SocrPro.com. Built from the ground up for soccer and only soccer.
Best of all SocrPro.com is FREE… so get your copy today and start winning more games immediately.
PS Your players will believe it when they see it… so make it easy for them to believe you and follow your instructions.
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This isn’t a heroic story about a single player overcoming enormous odds to make it into the Premier League.
Nor is this a story of the underdog that persevered for years, toiling in the shadows of bigger, faster, stronger players before finally getting his chance to show the world he exists.
It’s really a story of the vast majority of youth soccer players and how they learn to play the game.
But before I get to soccer, let’s talk about a good old fashioned street fight.
At some point in time, you’ve either been in a fight or witnessed a schoolyard fight and there’s one thing that happens in almost every street fight; both participants use only their right hand to strike the other person.
Whether they’re fighting standing up or wrestling on the ground, they still use their right hand to hit the other person.
When kids are taught to box, the 1st thing they’re taught is to use both hands.
To throw punches in combinations of left, right, left or right, left, right. To throw a high jab to set up a lower body shot using their opposite hand.
Nobody ever questions the need of the boxer to be able to throw punches ambidextrously with equal veracity and everybody understands the importance of this skill.
Sometimes I think more soccer players should go take boxing lessons.
Some need it just to learn that not listening to the coach’s instructions leads to bad things while others would better understand the importance of using both limbs… but I digress.
When you study youth soccer (preferably via video with your free account at SocrPro.com), you’ll quickly see that the vast majority of players use only 1-foot for 90%, or more, of their touches.
They receive, dribble, turn, pass, shoot… all with their right foot.
It’s the equivalent of a boxer entering the ring with one hand tied behind his back.
The root of the problem, and the reason coaches struggle to fix this universal problem, is the immense space of the soccer field and the randomness of play.
Kids simply learn how to do things faster and more efficiently using only 1-foot instead of making a conscious effort to use both feet to double their speed and options on the field.
They have more initial success using their strong foot than struggling to improve their weak foot so they just do what works better for them without thinking of the future when the game speeds up and the skill levels required for success are increased.
This is where SocrLabs is different… and in this case far better.
Taking advantage of a controlled environment and hi-tech development tools, we’re able to quickly break those old, bad habits and force the kids to use their weak foot repetitively. This repetition builds the good habits and muscle memory that is then carried onto the practice / game field.
The next time you’re watching your kids play in a game, count the number of times they use their strong foot versus their weak foot. I guarantee you’ll only need 1-hand for the weak side count.
If you want your favorite players to step onto the field with 2-legs instead of 1, bring them to SocrLabs today and we’ll untie that 2nd limb so they can use both their right foot and left foot to play better soccer and win more games.
PS Yes… they all cheat the same way with their right foot to avoid using their left foot. The better players are simply better at cheating. You’ll be amazed at how much better they become when they double their options.
PPS No kids were harmed in the writing of this article and yes, we know that girls punch too… just ask their brothers.
With the performance of the USMNT converting the players into World Cup spectators, it’s been a common mantra that US Soccer needs to “come together” to solve the lagging performance problem and create a powerful development system.
But is this really what we need?
If we’re going to “come together” as a group, who should we “come together” around?
Will we look to the mothership of US Soccer to provide the guiding light or should we circle the wagons around a German, Spanish or Brazilian program? Or maybe put the women’s team in charge since they’ve proven they can win on the world stage… so many options to choose from.
But I think any “single” program we choose will ultimately fail.
It reminds me of the old story of the semi-truck that drove under the bridge too low for the trailer to clear and got stuck. While everyone was “coming together” pulling the truck from the front and pushing the truck from the rear with no success, 1 young boy watching from the curb suggested they let some air out of the tires to lower the height of the trailer.
This boy could have “banded together” and provided an additional shoulder and legs to push with the rest of the crowd but that truck would still be stuck under the bridge; not moving an inch forward.
What US Soccer really needs are more people “doing their own thing”.
Experimenting, modifying, adapting and learning from every mistake and every success to “evolve” the performance of soccer into a world beating dynasty.
Trusting coaches and clubs to drive performance because they want to win games, build their clubs and ultimately devour the less successful, lagging clubs. To allow a free market approach without artificial hindrances of a controlling authority that decides who’s awarded “academy” status or who receives the centralized funding dollars.
To truly accelerate the performance of soccer, it’s necessary to allow as many “experiments” to take place concurrently so the best ideas can matriculate to the top while the weaker ideas fall off and make space for the next opportunity for success.
We don’t need to “come together” around some mythical genius soccer organization and hope they’ll solve the problem of US soccer, we just need to go out and win the next game, win our tournaments and take home the trophy for whatever league your team plays.
Set the example of how a good club creates success and you’ll set the example for the nation.
PS There are simple things every coach can do to improve the performance of their players and team. Improving their “soccer IQ” is the quickest and easiest way to win more games and SocrPro.com is the easiest and only coaching platform built from the ground up specifically for you.