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I’m recording this episode a couple of days before its released. I’ve been splitting my time fairly evenly between family time and some exciting updates to WorldClassCoaching.com. The new format will make it SO much easier for you to find what you need for your next training session. Our Training Center will be your one stop for drills, videos and everything you need to coach your team.
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Today I’m talking to Wayne Harrison about his ideas on player development. This includes: how positions in the 11v11 game can be taught with all of the small-sided formats, the importance of Rondos, how they can be progressed and used to relate directly to the game
Wayne describes how his training methods are developing a ‘One-Touch Mentality’ in his players. This is often misunderstood as limiting the players options. Once you listen to Wayne you’ll realize that he’s teaching his players HOW to think not WHAT to think.
Wayne’s latest book, ‘Tactical Thoughts on the Development of the New 4 v 4 , 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 Game Sizes‘, covers many of these areas and we talk how you can create a continuous line of development from 4 v 4 through to the 11 v 11 game.
We had some challenges with Wayne’s audio during our talk and I really appreciate his patience during the process. I apologize in advance if any part of the interview is difficult to understand but there’s so much great information that I felt it was important to bring it to you even if the sound is not up to my usual standards.
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In the Next Episode
Next week I’m talking to a coach with a completely different perspective on the best way to develop players. Most of you will not have seen teams play like his teams do. Make sure that you catch that episode because it will give you a lot of food for thought.