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I received some great feedback about last week’s episode on developing your own style of play. Some coaches asked for show notes to be included.
I usually don’t include show notes on episode where there aren’t any diagrams or training sessions to describe. But for this episode I’ve added show notes that include a worksheet that you can use to help you layout and describe your own style of play.
Check out episode #085 Developing Your Style of Play for a link to the show notes at the bottom of the page.
Last week I talked about working on Futsal restarts that I’ve been working on with my teams. I did a video about them for the Weekly Animated Drill on our YouTube Channel. Here’s a link to that video.
This week’s question is from Sean and is about how to encourage players to use the moves they’ve learned in training, in games as well
“I’ve got an ’08 daughter who is one of, if not the strongest player on her travel team. She has really mastered moves such as the maradona, scissors, rollover, pull-backs etc.. However only uses them sporadically (sometimes not at all) within actual game settings. For instance, she went through a 3 game stretch where she did the Maradona a couple of times a game and it was very successful. However, now she hasn’t used that move in weeks. She has a great pull-back that goes behind her legs but hasn’t used that in over a month. Some games she forgoes everything and just kicks and runs (which I hate!)
Just curious, what do you recommend to encourage her to use these footskills and moves to beat defenders within actual games on a consistent basis?”
On the podcast I talk about why I think this happens and something that you can do to encourage young players to try the moves that they have worked so hard to develop in training and at home.
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I’m fortunate that what I do during the day compliments my coaching so much. I spend time everyday reviewing blogs and social media looking for interesting topics for this show and new methods to improve my coaching.
An article I came across recently really got me thinking about how I can learn from some of the best coaches in the world. I thought the study would be interesting to you as well so today I’ll talk about the qualities and habits of the most successful coaches in the world.
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In Future Episodes
I have a number of topics that I’m working on for upcoming episodes on a wide variety of topics. I haven’t decided which one I’ll discuss next week so it’ll have to be a surprise. Let me know if there’s something you’d like me to cover.
This was great Tom, I enjoyed and got a lot out of it!
Thanks Dan! Good to hear from you. I hope all is well.
Hi Tom, love the podcasts and the CSW program.
just a note on your last pont of this podcast, regarding player feedback: at the start of our season, I find a few players that I know will give honest and quality feedback and get them to give each of my sessions a rating out of 5, and leave a few comments about what they liked/didn’t like and what they think worked/didn’t work well.
(Even something like if they want more drink breaks in hot weather, or move running and moving when it’s cold)
Getting this feedback, normally just as soon as they get home, means I can make notes on how to change the sessions for next time and get the most out of every session….. not wasting my time or theirs!
Thanks for the great work!
That’s a great idea as long as you can trust them to be completely honest.
Hi Coach Mura! Do you happen to know any of the educational journals that these coaches read? Also, could you share the article you read that prompted this podcast?
I don’t have any information on which journals are popular among high level coaches.
The two posts that got me thinking about are https://playerdevelopmentproject.com/key-characteristics-of-the-worlds-best-coaches/ – & – https://playerdevelopmentproject.com/updated-key-characteristics-of-the-worlds-best-coaches-2-0/