They try a bunch of different activities.
Doing this, creates no continuity in your training. Which means:
- Your players aren’t getting a simple digestible message (the philosophy).
- Your players can’t achieve a level of mastery in the skills associated with a particular activity.
- And you, the coach, aren’t achieving a level of mastery with a particular activity (execution).
The key is coming up with a small set of core activities that properly support the type of football you want to play – and consequently, the type of player you want to develop.
How small is this set?
Well, I don’t have a number but it should chiefly comprise of just:
- a few technical,
- a few on how you’re going to build,
- a few on how you’re going to attack,
- and a few on how you’re going to defend.
And you hammer these over and over and over again in all your sessions, until your players demonstrate consistent execution during match play.
That can take months to years, depending on the level of the roster, the level of the coach, and if you’ve chosen your activities wisely.
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