The right activities and the efficiency of your training sessions only get you to 50%.
By the “right activities / exercises” I mean right with respect to your philosophy of course.
For instance, what’s the point of doing activities that work possession out of the back, if all you do in games is allow your back line to be playmakers? If your back line is going to be bypassing the midfield or trying to filter balls and thread the needle, why work possession?
Now, presuming the exercises you run in your sessions are perfectly architected to support your vision, you’re still only at 50%.
And that’s an F!
The remaining 50% is in the delivery. Meaning, more than laying out the cones and having players go through the exercises in mindless fashion. This 50% is the hard part! This is the art of coaching!
It involves not only understanding all the nuances involved with the exercises and the context in which they fit, but also the communication, charisma, and leadership to make it all come together.
In other words, how close does one come to squeezing out the best in every player in the appropriate context?
I wonder where you think coaches are operating at …
What do you think they score in each?
My hope is this gives you an alternative form of guidance from the Win/Loss columns.