The Soccer Pregame Talk

The Soccer Pregame Talk

What you say and how you say it when giving the speech before the match is a great motivator for football players. Try these coaching tips when talking to kids before a soccer match to prepare them for the competition:

  • Speak in a calm and relaxed manner.


  • Be brief.


  • Conduct the conversation without any distractions.


  • Emphasize the importance of having fun and showing good sportsmanship at all times during the match.


  • stay away from overused cliches; Speak from the heart to get your point across.


  • Avoid pressure phrases such as “Let’s score five goals today.” Kids can do their best, but they can’t control the outcome of the games.


  • Be excited by your tone of voice and body language. Children will be more responsive.