Fixing the problem – A Carpenter with no Hammer Skills?

We all have seen how a carpenter can use tools, like a hammer to drive nails binding two pieces of wood together to create structures. 

But what happens when a carpenter does not have the skill or know how to use the hammer to drive the nails into the wood to bind two pieces together?

Youth Soccer Players often face the same dilemma. 

Parents signup players, players then come to practice and with the new Play-Practice-Play training methodology from US Soccer without any knowledge of foot skills. US Soccer assumes that players will learn them by watching other players. That eventually does occur. But in the meantime, what happens to that player? 

How long does that watching and learning take? What are the emotional challenges a new youth player faces when they cannot control the ball? Do self-esteem and respect issues arise when players mishandle a ball passed to them? Will other players trust that player and pass the ball to a player once they’ve shown they mishandle and lose it to their opponents? Is that player having fun?

At MOTI Sports, we believe that the “See it, Do it” method of learning does work, but it should not be at the expense of the player. Like a carpenter learning to drive a nail, instruction with visualization and practice can make the carpenter more productive much faster. Similarly,  a soccer player with a ball, visual and auditory instruction can develop the foundation of their foot skills easily without having emotional issues presented by other introductory coaching methods.

We know not all coaches helping coach youth soccer know how to instruct players on many of these Foundation Foot Skills, so MOTI Sports is here to help!

We are making our Foundation Foot Skills available through our App. We believe players can learn and have a great experience, because if they can “See it, they can Do It”, without the emotional challenges. 

As you sign up your player for youth Soccer this spring, don’t forget to put the skills they need to hammer through the season in their tool bag with MOTI Sports 3D Foundation Skills.

By Gordy

I have served in the capacity of the board-appointed leadership role (since 2014), and on the board since 2010.  I farm in west-central Minnesota. My prior business background includes co-founder and owner of Davis, Thomas & Associates, Inc. (DTA) with offices in Minneapolis MN, Chicago IL, and Bangalore India.  I was a former systems programmer in the banking, hospital, and transportation industries.