4 tips for a better more effective session
4 tips for better session planning with the aim of driving player development.
- Identify what you want to resolve from a match (The topic)Take a full match, identify the area and the scenario where your topic takes place
- What does the area look like?
- How many players are involved?
- What are the problems that need to be solved?
- Focus on ONLY 1-3 items otherwise you will overload “Less outcomes, more focus”
“When you chase five rabbits, you catch none.”
- To avoid overloading players have 1-3 specific areas of focus you want to develop within the session
- Revisit these over time to cement learning
- “What is tactically desirable must be technically achievable”
- Know your players capabilities and set realistic requirements of them
- The technical capability of an U10 vs U14 will be hugely different
- The challenge must be appropriate and realistic!
- Keep the game flowing
- Time on the ball loads of touches
- Plan what type of interventions you may use throughout the session
- Does the whole session have to stop?
- Utilise natural breaks
- Can you pick the players off
- Ask probing q’s and drive discussion between the players