Quick Decision Making: Soccer & Life by Caroline Stanton

Decision-making is a key factor in the game of soccer.  Over half the time, loss of possession of the ball occurs from poor decision making and not from insufficient technical skills.  As stated by J. Valdano, “Without the intelligence to play, the (technical) ability becomes an aimless virtue.”  Soccer is a fast-paced sport that requires the player to think about multiple things while playing the game.  Therefore, it is just as critical that the player can think at a high-level as it is possessing technical skills.

At DC Way, Panna the Panda has learned how to fine tune their decision-making skills through various soccer games and drills.  For example, in the game of tic-tac-toe, two players or two teams compete to try to get three pinnies or soccer balls in a row.  Panna loves this game because you must make a quick decision in response to the current game situation.  Panna still has a way to go to master decision-making, but is excited for the opportunity to practice it through various fun and exciting games at DC Way.

DC Way invites you to join us at our Summer Soccer Camps to let us train your camper towards gaining essential soccer and life skills such as quick decision making.  Your kid will walk away with these skills in just a week or even just one day, you choose!  Panna hopes to see you and your little camper at DC Way’s Summer Soccer Camps.

 

 Players at DC Way's Free Festival practicing quick decision making with a game of tic-tac-toe!

Players at DC Way's Free Festival practicing quick decision making with a game of tic-tac-toe!