Coaching Education

Coaching Education - "Leadership through Your Acts of Forgiveness"

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What does your forgiveness look like when your players do it all wrong in practice, matches and off the field foolishness?  Paul Banta

So if our Father expects us to forgive others, what does healthy, biblical forgiveness look like?  There is a Four-Part process that you should know and live out when your players are dealing with pain brought upon by you or others.

Coaching Education - First Aid Guide for Coaches

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These procedures are from the American Red Cross and are a guide ONLY.  It is recommended that you consult a physician when necessary and set-up a calling system for emergencies.  Paul Banta

EMERGENCY ACTION PRINCIPLES:  Stay calm, Survey the scene for safety (yours), Check player for response – “tap and shout” – if no response, send someone to call our emergency system for medical help,  Look, listen and feel for breathing for about five seconds.

Coaching Education - Hydration & Nutrient Lecture

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How Much Water Should You Drink to Hydrate for a Football Match? Paul Banta

Football is strenuous and requires a lot of physical stamina, and proper hydration will reduce your risk of injury as well as help you maintain peak fitness levels after the match. You need to consume more water and fluids than normal while playing soccer to make up for lost fluids due to perspiration, helping you stay focused and in a high level of physical condition.

Coaching Education - “Sharpening Your Players Shooting Skills”

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As a Coach, do you want your team to score more goals? Paul Banta

All the dribbling techniques at a high level of playing pace and technical skill in the world won’t amount to much if when you go to score; your shooting technique isn’t at 100%. Everything from your posture, to the angle of your foot, and your position in the field can affect your success in a multitude of ways.

Coaching Education - Goalkeeper Level 1

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Goalkeeper Level 1 GSM/UWI PARTNERSHIP

Warm Ups, Warm-Up Activities, Feet Work, Feet Work Activities, Sprints and Reaction, Sprints and Reaction Activities, Handling, and Handling Activities, Position and Position Activities, Pass Back and Pass Back Activities, Set Play, Match Warm-Ups, and Coaching Points on all areas.

Coaching Education - Being the Leader and Coach

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Being the Leader and Coach You Need to Be in this Game of Football.  Paul Banta

• Success comes from strong and effective leadership. Very few success stories just happen. Success happens over time when coaches grow their leadership abilities. It’s a day by day effort with your players.


Coaching Education - Developing Players Performance Goals

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As coaches, we tend to focus on training the physical aspects of our players while ignoring many of their mental and emotional developmental needs. Paul Banta

Although you may not have time to engage in extensive “mental coaching” with each of your players, you can engage them in the process of reflection, self-evaluation, and transformation by working with them to set goals.

Coaching Education - Leadership Development Leadership & Discipling in the Game of Football

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A Christian coach who has declared to be a leader/disciple needs a vital, very personal, growing relationship with the Living Father. Being an effective leader/disciple is hard; doing life without the Lord leading you is impossible. The best Coach is a truth teller, so know the Person, who is Truth.

The Book - Coaching Soccer with Passion & Purpose by Paul Banta

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This book is dedicated to my wonderful wife, Joy and my three sons Stephen, Nathan, and Joel and their families. I love you all dearly. Thanks for being part of my life and the privilege of being your husband and father.

I also have to dedicate this book to all the players I’ve ever coached, and to many of my assistant coaches who gave part of their lives to me for their team. Thanks and God bless you guys for all your hard work, all the good times, the many wins and the honor of being part of your lives.  Paul Banta

Coaching Education - GSM International Soccer Coaching Manual

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GSM International is offering a Coaching Education and Youth development partnership to grow and assist coaches and youth players either operated solely by alone or with contracted partnership agreements in the country GSM International operate within. GSM International is a Christian base holistic organizations that use football/soccer to help change the lives of youth. GSM uses trained licensed coaches that have played the game, coached it at a high-level and passionate about helping change others in the Game.

The design of our program is a model that will produce not only quality players and coaches who are capable of using training methods and spiritual leadership that will move players match performance and their lives. GSM differs from another club programs by providing our unique coaching education model that will ensure and equip coaches to move players forward as sound community citizens and players. Our courses are listed on this page.

Coaching Education - Winning Matches (Concepts to Help You Coach)

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The teams I’ve coached over the years always played better in the ‘final attacking zone’ when I finally gave up most of my antiquated training methods and exercises that never proved to be successful in match condition, because for the most part they were not match related enough and they were not functional for the players to create and score goals.  Paul Banta


My training sessions were not only useless for my players and we never got those goals to win more matches. When you play the game
you play to win by more goals than your opponent and as coaches and player we never ever play to tie a match, so you need goals to win.
It’s that simple. All this was entirely my fault after, all I was the leader and coach.

Coaching Education - (MULTIPLE COURSES) Advanced Soccer Courses Levels D, C, B, A (1), A (2) and Goalkeeping Course

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 Coaching 11 vs. 11 Football Attacking Tactics & Training Methods

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Coaching 11 vs. 11 Football Attacking Tactics in Defense & Football Fitness

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Coaching 11 vs. 11 Football Attacking Tactics & Defending Methods

Click Here – International Advanced Coaching Education C Level Course

Coaching Small-Sided Games for Youth & Senior Player Development

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Identifying, Selecting and Training Elite Level Youth & Senior Players

Click Here – International Advanced Coaching Education D Level Course

Introduction to Coaching & Leadership in Football

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Introduction to Goalkeeper

Coaching Education - (MULTIPLE ARTICLES) Soccer Psychology in the Game Tools For Coaches

Click Here –  Your Coaching Guide to Winning at the Motivation Game


Most great teams that are consistent winners have it, everyone else wants it. What is it? It’s Motivation and it is the critical ingredient to success both in and out of the soccer field. It’s the one element that will allow you to get back up after some failures and still achieve your goals.

Click Here –  Strategies for Coping with Your Player’s Injuries


Allow yourself to have a sad feeling for the player and whatever loss they and you are going through. Being severely injured is no fun. Remember your, and you couldn’t play in the next game. It was horrible. Get inside their feelings and make sure they are being taken care of for with they return.

 Click Here –  Coaches Tasks Putting Your Efforts All Together


Your players learn the game of soccer not only through the directed learning experiences that coaches provide in practice and game play but also through indirect means by observation and imitation.

Click Here –  Coaching Player’s Performances When They are Under Stress


Stress is a direct result of an athlete or team focusing on, and trying to control the “uncontrollable” within their sport (i.e., officiating, the play of opponents, playing conditions, crowd, etc.).

Click Here –  Helping the Injured Players Cope


Let your players know that you understand what they are feeling and having to go through. Understand where their anger, frustration, and disappointment comes from and allow them time to mourn.

Click Here –  Goal Setting to Coach and Develop Your Players Attitudes


As coaches in this beautiful game of soccer, you need to think about this. “When it comes down to dealing with your players and maybe ourselves, we need to understand that the concepts below are general but extremely valuable to make clear to your players as a team, playing group and the team they must achieve this concept in training and be used to win matches.”

Click Here –  How to Develop Confidence in Your Soccer Players


Any coach or player will tell you that one of the most important elements in successful soccer performance is the level of self-confidence. Often expert in sports psychology describes confidence as the belief or degree of certain individuals possesses about their ability to be successful in soccer.

Click Here –  Mental Preparation or the Psychology of Preparing Players for Matches and Training


The important role of psychology in soccer is becoming increasingly well recognized with many professional clubs throughout the world, and they are employing psychologists to help club staff and players.

Click Here –  Develop the Mind of a Future Champion


Most performance problems that players and other performers struggle with are not a result of poor conditioning, inadequate coaching or a lack of physical skills or technical ability. Sure, these physical or mechanical factors can sometimes cause sub-par play.

Click Here –  How can You Help Players stuck in a Mode of Poor Performance?


Before you assume that a slump is mental, you have to rule out the physical or technical factors that might be causing it. If I’m not hitting, is there something wrong with my stance, grip or swing mechanics.

Click Here –  The Mental side of Football Injuries


Players have been involved in their sport, soccer, for longer than you can remember. As players have grown, they have strength, endurance, and technique. They’ve busted your butt to become as good in your sport as possible and a force to be reckoned with in competitions.

Click Here –  Pre-Match Psyching Up Your Players to Prepare for Their Match Play


What you say or don’t say to your players just before big meets can either make or break their training and your efforts as a coach. Follow these guidelines to maximize your athletes’ potential and to increase your effectiveness as a coach.

Click Here –  Realize That Effective Feedback is the Results to Developing Your Players


The familiar coaching adage is true, and it’s what you do speaks so loudly that no one can hear what you’re saying was particularly important to remember when dealing with your players. Players benefit most from coaches whose actions reflect both their implied and stated values.

Click Here –  Soccer Psychology, The Coach Should Apply When Coaching


One of the things that should be taught in any soccer coaching is that the half-time period in a match is not just about refueling and physical therapy. It’s also a crucial time for the coach and team to gather their thoughts and prepare mentally for the challenges of the second half.

Click Here –  Stress, Anxiety, and Relaxation for Soccer Players  are Important


The pressure experienced by soccer players especially at a professional level is recognized as influencing playing performance. Heavy playing schedules, competition for team places, the media and fans as well as the pressure to win trophies all play a part in players developing high stress and anxiety levels.

Click Here –  The Function of Soccer in the Lives of Your Players


If you coach serious soccer players and have a competitive team, then you will soon come to see yourself regarding your sport that your players live for the game more than you could imagine and maybe more than they understand. It’s who you are and what they do that will change their direction positively forever.

Click Here –  The use of Mental Imagery in Soccer for Players to Preform Better


When creating, developing and undertaking visualization sessions with your players, it is important to respect several major points to fully benefit from this type of time set apart for your on-field sessions.

Click Here –  Three Key Points for you the Coach are Called ‘ZONE’ Categories


The zone is an experienced player get when everything they do seems effortless. They allow themselves to be the player that performs well and allow their subconscious mind to go on auto pilot. The player goes through the moment of the game is not thinking what could go wrong, who’s in the crowd, or will I get subbed from the match? Instead, they are in the game zone.

Click Here –  What Role Can Psychology Play in a Soccer Players Performance?


The zone is an experienced player get when everything they do seems effortless. They allow themselves to be the player that performs well and allow their subconscious mind to go on auto pilot. The player goes through the moment of the game is not thinking what could go wrong, who’s in the crowd, or will I get subbed from the match? Instead, they are in the game zone.

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