Coaches Corner
Moto Monday, Practice Sessions, Coaching Info & More

The Coaches Corner is your one-stop spot for exclusive and reliable coaching information that includes Illinois Director of Coaching Rick Flores’ "Moto" Monday, practice session ideas for all levels, videos, coaching resources, meeting info and more. Have anything you think should be added or any question on the content, email Illinois DOC Rick Flores at  "Dinosaur Coaching is Extinct"


"The Character, Practice, or Skill as a Sportsman" 

"Conduct, Fairness, Courtesy, and being a cheerful loser"

Should we be loud and vocal to any referees on a bad call?

- Take a deep breath and allow them to recognize if bad call

- The young referees learn as players learn and will get better

- We do not have enough referees and we are losing many due to this

Should we beat our opponent by double digit scores?  

- We can prevent this by either taking a player off the field

- Moving your goal scorers to defense - Having your goal scorer play GK

- This is not good for the team that is on the losing end 


All Players and Coaches should shake hands when game is over. 

Coaches are responsible for the experience of the player and we want them to continue to respect and enjoy this beautiful game.  

Coaches Corner Content:

Moto Monday

*New Video Recreational Coaches Activites Demo (Rick Flores)

Motivate your players with a new weekly training Sessions & Activities! Posted each Monday

*Weekly Training Session may not follow US Soccer Guidelines if using for Coaching Course

      Weekly Training Session 

        Weekly Activity  

        GK Activities

      Resource and Info

**Archived Sessions Click on the left bar on various Links to Activities

Hope you are enjoying the sessions or activities provided. Have an idea or recommendation send to Rick at

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