What are the key elements that makeup a good soccer player? In the last couple of years Coerver Coaching co-founder Alfred Galustian and I wanted an image that would represent visually our Coerver Coaching Mission, our aim to develop skilled, confident and creative soccer players.
And to help our students of the game to be the best they can be on and off the soccer field, something that means more than simply playing good and smart soccer.
With that in mind we came up with the Coerver Code that was/is our way of communicating visually (and immediately at least for us) what Coerver Coaching is all about i.e. whole person development...
They are the 5 S's, that we aspire to develop in every Coerver Coaching
training session. They are outlined in the image below.
The 5 "S" Soccer "Essentials" and The Life Skills they can effect:
SKILLS: Confidence, Creativity
SPEED: Competition, Focus
SENSE: Study, Decision making, Responsibility
STAMINA: Discipline, Well being, Work Ethic
SPIRIT: Communication, Respect, Sportsmanship,
Commitment and Courage.
At the core of the Coerver Code is “COMPETITION”. We believe
it is "Competition" that hones soccer players skills and personality;
produces effective game players; and brings about 'Whole Person
Development' that results in Respect for team mates, Opponents
and Officials; and the game of soccer itself.
I hope they strike the same emotional chords for you as they do
for Alfred and myself and our Coerver Coaches around the world.
Lionel Messi is the perfect soccer player! We all love the way Messi plays. He is destined to make the difference In Saturday's UEFA Champions League Final, Juventus vs Barcelona. In today's soccer coaching blog, Scottish great, John Collins shows you one of Messi's favourite soccer skills.