Yes, week 2 is posting after week 3, but that’s ok. Possession. We have the ball. If we have the ball, the other team cannot score. We can score if we have the ball. Pep Guardiola: Everything starts with the ball and finish with the ball. Sometimes we forget that this is a game with 11… Read More SPRING 2017 COACHING CLINIC WRAP UP. WEEK 2
Well, the rain got the better of us. It doesn’t mean that your goal keeper should be forgotten! How can you start training your keeper now? Chances are that you are already doing so… Do you scrimmage for a lot of practice, as advised in the classroom clinic? If you do, then you also probably… Read More SPRING 2017 COACHING CLINIC WRAP UP. WEEK 3
Week 1. Moves like Messi. Messi. We created this clinic around Messi, as one of the greatest players* to have been on the field, to demonstrate what a player could achieve. We also structured the clinic in this way to encourage the coaches to encourage and create environments where players can learn to be as… Read More Spring 2017 Coaching Clinic Wrap Up. Week 1
Upon reflection of the coaches clinics, and other experiences, it is becoming apparent that there is a fear for many coaches to use small-sided games and scrimmages as the main content of their practices. One coach has mentioned a ‘fear of letting go’ from the structured command style skill development used in academies like Ajax… Read More Are we scared of using small-sided games?
Schedules are finalized. Teams know now what their spring will look like with Sundays and Saturdays, and in some cases futsal. Now we can really worry about the PLAYER and their DEVELOPMENT. We have worked hard to get as many games for each team as possible and in doing so, we are trying to create… Read More Developing the Player