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Last weekend I had a great trip with three of my teams to a tournament. The kids played great and it was great time for the parents and player to get to know each other better.
This week I’m looking at player motivation. I want to talk about what I think motivates players. The difference between motivation for games and training. What works for me and what doesn’t. The two areas that you are trying to motivate in game situations and the role of motivational talks and their effect on performance.
In order for our players to get the most out of training and perform to the best of their abilities in games they need to be motivated to do their best. Creating an environment that brings the best out of their players is one of the key functions of an effective coach. The things you say and do have a direct influence on how motivated your players are and whether they will challenge themselves to reach their potential.
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Next week I’ll look at the use of drills vs games in training sessions. Is one better than the other? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? And is there a place for both of them in your training plan?
saad abd al raheem
thank u for the all efforts that u r doing to develope the abilities and qualities of the coachs aroud the world ….
Great podcast. What do you think of the build out line? Is it helping teams build out from the back? Are teams using it as intended? On a 30×47 yard field the build out line is only a few yards from the penalty area, it’s too easy for defenders to close down the space, especially at the u10 level where first touches are unpredictable. The narrow field invites teams to press high and force you into long balls.
I played a scrimmage on a 40×60 yard field and the build out line worked a charm.
Thanks Kevin. I have mixed feelings about the buildout lines although I’ve only experienced them over one weekend in a tournament because our league is not using them. I support the idea of not allowing the GK to punt but I see the defending team just sitting on that line and then rushing in with three or four players. It’s hard to legislate good coaching. We should all be teaching our players how to possess the ball under pressure but the artificial line seems to bring problems of its own.
I only now came across that article. I think I can support build out lines as long as coaches and officials use it as a learning tool and not as a means to win at all cost. In our league players retreat to the centre. Just for your interest, you can have a look at this pdf: http://academysoccer.ca/docs/2015GameDayManual.pdf
Lots of good things can be taught with that set up and once the kids reach the age to actually COMPETE, they will have a good knowledge base of what to do when.
Happy New Year.
I agree that the buildout lines COULD work well IF all coaches used them as a learning tool and not as a means to win the game. I could see using them on a trial basis to see how they affect the game.
Thanks for sharing the Game Day Manual. I think that’s a great pathway for development.