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Well, last weekend was the end of the outdoor season for the last of my teams. Just in time too because the weather has really made a turn to the colder side in the midwest.
All of our training sessions from now on will be focused on the techniques and tactics of Futsal. It’s almost like starting over with my teams since the skills of Futsal are so very different from many of the skills the players use outdoor. Some see this as a negative but I think they’re complimentary and will have my players better prepared when we go back outside in the spring.
This week’s question comes from Tim. He asks about the use of negative reinforcement. He shared some background information and then asks:
“Is negative reinforcement during training the prevalent model and if I move my sons to another club they will only deal with the same?”
Thanks for your question Tim!
It’s dangerous to generalize but I think that more and more coaches are taking an educational approach to training their teams and moving away from ‘old school’ techniques. You’ll still find plenty of coaches using negative reinforcement in an attempt to be successful but hopefully we’ll see fewer and fewer of them over time.
I would suggest that you look for coaches that will be the best for your kids rather than clubs. As you’ve found, there’s a range of different styles even within the same club.
If enough parents start gravitating toward growth oriented coaches, regardless of their statistical success, I think we’ll see more of a shift to that style.
In This Episode
Today I talk to a very well qualified and respected coach about his approach to technical training. We discuss the components of effective training environments. The importance of having the players experience success. As well as the methods you can use to progress your activities to ensure the greatest development and transfer of training.
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I’m taking next week off from the podcast for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. I’ll be back December 1st with a new episode.
I really liked this episode. Hearing the progression, determining what should be considered “success” for progressions at both practice and in games was really enlightening. I also liked the fact the discussion really focused on the age group I’m involved with as it will definitely help me shape training for the winter and/or spring season since we’re done with our fall season after this weekend.
Thanks! I’m glad you found it interesting and timely.
very interesting podcast.At least what i learned today will change and bring something new in my method of coaching-
I have been coaching the last ten years. I was a football player in high school that found soccer because of my children. I have grown to absolutely love the sport. I play it, watch it, read about it, and of course coach it. I went through my USSF E and then my D a few over four years ago. Three years ago I became an assistant coach to a local Div III school. Yes, it’s become a passion and more importantly, I’ve learned a ton. I came across your podcasts a few years ago and incorporate some of what I hear because it’s solid. One of my favorites is learning to turn with the ball and the progressions that come with it – I believe it’s your second podcast. Great session. I like the way you talk and describe as carefully as possible what’s happening. I listen to your podcasts in the car.
Interestingly, I have never heard of the work you mentioned and I cannot seem to find it online. Cojee? Kojee? Cogee?….I could keep going but I wont. I like your pregame routine and I was curious to hear more about the mystery word approach. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for sharing your ideas and thoughts. I have gotten a ton out of it.
Also, always proofread your work before broadcasting it…
Thanks Patrick, I’m glad you enjoy the podcast.
You can lookup Cogi Training on YouTube and you’ll find some good examples of exercises using the principles.