One of the best ways for adults to coach children is to play along with them.
In a recent column by Soccer America's Paul Gardner, the author maligned orthodoxy and posited that curricula are where "problems start." If taken to the extreme, these points have some validity, however, when thrown into the context of coaching education in our country they prove somewhat amiss.
The referee's diagonal that he or she runs goes from corner flag to corner flag. Actually, a referee who strictly adheres to this diagonal will miss seeing a number of fouls.
Events of the World Cup teach us coaches a lot about the ever-changing game of soccer and the players.