Benefits for Coaches

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For the grassroots coach that genuinely cares about the development and well-being of their players, FUNiño provides an incredibly effective set of tools that will likely transform how you see your role as a coach of children.  FUNiño lets this coach provide the best experience for all the kids while also helping the individual player reach their full potential.

Here are some of the benefits FUNiño offers a coach who wants to learn and grow…

  • The different simplified games for 2, 3 and 4 player teams combine all aspects of training including physical conditioning.
  • The players learn shapes and combinations by playing FUNiño.
  • The coach can modify the rules of the games, simplifying or intensifying them, depending on the ability of the players and the goal of the session.
  • Because there are fewer players, it’s easier for new coaches to observe, analyze, evaluate and correct the players’ performance.
  • Due to the small numbers, a single coach can easily manage two concurrent FUNiño games.
  • Resembles street soccer, but only better. In Germany, FUNiño is considered the revival of “street soccer” which produced many fine players in the past.
  • FUNiño is different from the standard game, but concepts taught and learned relate directly real game situations.
  • Playing simplified games is highly motivating to players compared to drills.
  • There is no isolation of techniques, tactics, mental and physical fitness. All aspects are integrated, just as in the real game.
  • Like the real game, unpredictable situations occur frequently!  This creates a better learning environment and more adaptable players with greater problem-solving abilities.
  • Sessions always start with a game so players are more motivated to participate in your session activities because they recognize their shortcomings in the game just played.
  • The coach’s knowledge grows simultaneously from one level to another, with the kids.
  • Less is More: less interruptions, less lecturing, less lines, less drills, zero laps and running without the ball equals less frustration for kids and more time enjoying the game.
  • Decreased emphasis on separate physical exercises means more time with the ball and playing games. What a choice!
  • The wise coach uses his skill to set up games to teach different aspects of the game.
  • Instead of instructing the kids, the coach stimulates them with problems to solve themselves, continuously increasing their game intelligence.
  • The coach guides the discovery of the kids through open or closed questions which foster understanding and learning whilst the kids are obliged to explore their creativity and imagination.