The other day I was at a local elementary school and they had an assembly with hip hop performers. As I watched the presentation there were two things that were relevant to soccer fitness and working with kids in general.
The first area was in how to talk to kids. When they got the kids involved and gave them something to do the whole cafeteria was enthralled. The kids paid attention and were very focused. But when they kept talking and talking, the kids quickly lost interest and started fidgeting and acting out.
So as a parent and soccer coach, the lesson here is get the kids involved. Use very few words and when you do provide some theater and drama to keep them focused.
Part 2 will be on the physical aspects of Hip Hop and soccer fitness. Who knows…it could change your whole conditioning plan!