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This is from the US Youth Soccer website. It was originally found at https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/1/15/COMMON%20FAULTS%20OF%20COACHES%20AS%20THEY%20TEACH.pdf
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COMMON FAULTS OF COACHES AS THEY TEACH
- The coach boring the group with long-winded speeches.
- The coach complicating the exercise by offering too much information and by elaborating on the chosen topic by involving too many stages to play.
- Skills training becoming endurance work.
- The coach following the ball around instead of observing from a proper coaching position.
- The coach acting as the ball boy.
- The coach failing to demonstrate.
- Ball boys taking part in the activity.
- Poor organization of the soccer balls.
- The coach offering instructions while running.
- Lack of awareness of space required for a particular activity – forgetting that lines and bodies limit the area.
- The coach failing to communicate the purpose of the activity to each player.
- The coach speaking in generalizations.
- The coach offering a running commentary.
- Spectators and additional players encroaching on the field.
- The coach trying to demonstrate something which (s)he cannot do.
- The coach failing to do all three: communicating the instructions, organizing the training session and offering the key teaching points.
- The coach failing to spot flaws in the training activity and subsequently neglecting to make appropriate corrections.