15% Off – Virtual Soccer Training

MOTI Sports Virtual Soccer Training is a coaching service that provides in-depth instruction to youth soccer players.

MOTI Sports is offering MOTI Virtual Training for 15% off for a limited time. Use the promotional code VSTSOCCER15. Perfect for your fall and winter training.

Learn more about MOTI Sports Virtual Soccer Training here https://www.motisports.com/virtual

Virtual Soccer Training

MOTI Sports Virtual Soccer Training is a coaching service that provides in-depth instruction to youth soccer players.

Parents or Players can now decide where and when they receive the needed instruction from inspired coaches to develop their foot skills or techniques via Interactive video conferencing.

Learn more about MOTI Sports Virtual Soccer Training here

Get the MOTI Soccer Training app:
MOTI Soccer for Android: https://motisports.com/google-soccer-app/
MOTI Soccer for iOS: https://motisports.com/apple-soccer-app/

Family that Plays Together

Families that Play together…Stay together

Most families that had “busy schedules” prior to the pandemic have slowed almost to a stop along with their physical activity levels.

Take the initiative playing “pickup soccer” as a family physical activity that is fun and rewarding. 

Parents, children, grandparents, close family members all benefit from not only physical activity but also from the competitive social interaction.

A soccer ball and a little space outside provide all the resources necessary to enjoy a simple family game of “pickup soccer.” 

Teaming one parent with one sibling against another parent with another sibling forms the basis of an aerobic activity that we all can use. Then change teams after 5 minutes.

It always amazes children as they see the competitiveness arise from parents outside of their typical parental roles as they compete with each other. 

The ability for parents or grandparents to impart those teachable moments and the skills needed to defend the ball, passing control, faking a move, and taking the shot when it is timely, is truly rewarding experiences.

If you are unsure of the proper foot skills to use or teach as a parent, we can help! 

  • Download the MOTI Soccer app from your App Store for Free. 
  • Touch “I am new to MOT Sports”, answer some simple questions indicating an interest in Player Skills
  • You’re on a Practice Plan loaded with interactive 3D Foot Skills that you can watch listen to the coach and learn – for FREE.

Get the MOTI Soccer Training app:
MOTI Soccer for Android: https://motisports.com/google-soccer-app/
MOTI Soccer for iOS: https://motisports.com/apple-soccer-app/

You can practice inside in a tight space such as a garage or basement. As you gain confidence, then move to a larger area.

Now begin playing one vs. one with your child, showing them how you are controlling or trying to control the ball. 

You can play a game of “keep away” for fun. Change control from one person to the other, so defending the possession of the ball experienced is shared.

Passing the ball back and forth between two players for skill development. As your confidence progresses, then add another player. If you each have a ball, a simple game of soccer golf around the yard is a blast.

If four family members are available now, you can play as teams with 2 vs. 2.  Or for a short trip head to the tennis/pickleball court and play some soccer tennis!

In the end your entire family will enjoy the experience 

You’ll be glad you did!

Teachers Prepare

Teachers Prepare: to teaching Soccer in three scenarios?

As August is here, so is the beginning of school, but now teachers need to prepare to be able to teach in three differing scenarios; traditional classroom (gym, or outside); remote learning, and or a combination.

This spring MOTI released our “OneTeacher:  system of soccer skills instruction.  Designed after articles published in Shape America (Society of Health and Physical Educators), we put the power of visual 3D learning affordably in the hands of educators like yourself.  Plus, we provided you with daily lesson plans to help you do your role in making sure the instruction meets the Power Standards and can be turned in to your Curriculum Manager.

To tryout out the OneTeacher system on our Free-to-Teach team, simply:

  • Download the “MOTI Mobile” App from your iTunes or Google App Store (Free)
  • Touch “I am new to MOTI Sports.”
  • Select “Teacher / Educator” when prompted after entering your email and creating your password
  • Review the “Announcements” and watch out Quick Start Video for Teachers
  • Try out the system
  • Select your Grade Level in our Subscription Menu for a simple, modest annual subscription

Classroom (Gym or Outside):

Selecting “MOTI Education Soccer Gr 3 – 8 Class Set-up” will launch our 3D Activity/Drill Player, and you can see interactively how to set up safe distancing grids that enable small groups of students to “play the game” while another group works on developing their foot skills.

Use your instructional Tablet to have students watch the 3D interactive motion-captured skills for the foot skills group to learn from and practice their skills.

Remote Learning:

Set-up: Have students download the MOTI Mobile App and obtain our Free-to-Play 3D Interactive Skills on their device for FREE. Simply do the following:

  • Download the “MOTI Mobile” App from their iTunes or Google App Store (Free)
    • Press “I am new to MOTI Sports”
    • Select “Player” when prompted after entering your email and creating your password
    • Review the “Announcements” and watch out Quick Start Video for Players/Students
    • Students now have access to our Free-to-Play Foundation Skills used in our 3rd-grade class for FREE. Older students can have their parent upgrade to Advanced or Premier for $0.99 for a month, which is more than enough for the 2-week unit you’ll be leading them through.

Assign: Working with the daily Lesson plan, assign students the foot skills you want them to work on for 5 minutes each.

Review: Working with your video review, have the students demonstrate their skills development on the ball.

Note No matter the learning environment, whether it be an apartment or house, a ball is all that is needed for student materials.

Combination:

Use a combination of the two methods to work with your students.

A Father’s Day to Remember for Soccer Loving Dads

Spend quality time with your kids this Father’s Day learning soccer moves and skills.  Use the FREE Foundation Soccer Skills available from MOTI Sports to help you teach soccer skills to your child while enjoying time with them.  Make this a Father’s Day to remember.    

·  Download the MOTI™ Soccer app Free from iTunes or Google Store

·  Press – I am new to MOTI Sports

·  Enter your email address and get on the Free Foundation Skills Team 

Thank you for learning Soccer and stay healthy!

Going Forward – Managing our Expectations

The Past 90 days have changed the way we look at things.

Recent changes in social distancing have brought “the family unit” within many countries closer together.

Youth players are at home with their parents and trying to keep their heads in the game, their foot skills sharp and their physical conditioning up to pair. Parents are closer to their players now more than ever before and can now provide positive feedback communications their coaches used to provide on an in-person basis.

Parent’s providing that critical feedback mechanism need to be aware of the positive impact on self-esteem the player will feel with proper communication.

Externally, Coaches are using apps, such as MOTI Sports (MOTI Mobile) to rollout practice plans for youth players to focus on various Foot Skill development, while using Zoom (or like apps) to conduct a player review. Many groups have created video challenges among players to keep that competitive spirit going.

There are over 60 million children in the United States involved in youth sports.  As you know, sports help youth to develop self-confidence, skill development and friendships. Given the economic stress that families are experiencing, we need to keep sports non-exclusive, affordable, and safe.

Participation in recreational youth sports is increasing and the physical education our youth are receiving in our school systems is decreasing. This is leading to an increase in our reliance on volunteer coaches (usually parents). We need to provide affordable and effective means of educating those volunteer coaches so they can properly train youth in skill development, provide psychological support and encourage our young players while keeping the training in a safe environment.

Take a moment as a parent volunteer to obtain some self-development training in the following areas:

Slowly as it is safe to do so, players have migrated outside into open areas to begin, safely, passing the ball and dribbling around.

Remember every time someone picks up a ball, it becomes a source of infection, so besides practicing safe social distancing, wear gloves for ball handling and keep wipes handy to clean along the way.

If you need help with a Coaching curriculum, MOTI OneCoach is a place to turn for advice and having an app coaching you thru your season.