Two weeks down and now we are getting into our games. This weekend I’ll be posting new practice plans for each age group and provide the new focus for the next two weeks.
Reminder, just because we are changing the focus doesn’t mean you forget about what you previously coached. Continue do develop the players ball control skills.
You can implement these development times at the beginning of your practice for your warm up. Remember we are getting away from static stretching at the beginning of practices. Soccer warm-ups need to be dynamic. Lots of soccer specific movements either with or without the ball. (I prefer with a ball to allow players optimal time on the ball) Keep static stretching for after dynamic warm-up or at the end of a training sessions.
Again, always come to your practice prepared for what you want your players to learn. This helps everyone involved, especially your players.
Coaching Tip of the Week…
When developing a soccer player, they learn in 3 main ways:
- Players first learn by experiencing a skill/drill at its simplest form. No pressure on players
- Next you add restrictions / low-medium pressure situation. Medium pressure on players
- Finish with more difficult drills / small sided games / scrimmages at full pace where the players have to use the skills that were previously coached. High pressure on players