Tips for Game Daily Practice

While your weekly training sessions are one of the most important aspects of soccer coaching, you should also have a good plan for match days. In this article I will provide some top tips for managing a team on match day.

1) Select the starting team.

Many coaches decide based on last week’s performance. This is a mistake. You should choose a team based on your performance in training. Factor other variables into the equation as well. Attendance, punctuality, effort and work ethic all have to play a part. The quality of the warm-up can also tell you who is focused and ready to play. I’ve made a lot of changes to my starting team based on the warm-up atmosphere. It is important to remember that inconsistency is common among young players; So last week’s star could be this week’s villain. We also want the players to believe that there is a clean record every week. This motivates players to always be at their best and not to let anyone get into a stagnant comfort zone during training. Opposition changes every week,

2) Make adjustments.

Several coaches made adjustments in the first half. It’s okay to make adjustments during the first half if you see a match problem with one of your players and opponents. Other Barcelona teams may be very athletic or technical, so you may have to adjust your collective defense scheme (confrontation line). There may also be a weakness in your opponent that you want to take advantage of before other coaches realize he’s in trouble.

3) Training from the sidelines.

You have to do your training for a week in practice. The game is a tool to determine if what you have done during the week has had an impact on their football behavior. Instructions continuous shouting and commenting on the game for players not practicing. Your interjection should be reserved for issues that require immediate attention. It also lets your players know that when they hear your voice it’s a matter of urgency. Stay away from ref. They have a different perspective on the game and are almost always right. It also teaches your players to respect the officials and the game. The referee rarely determines the course of the match.

4) Part-time conversation.

The shrewd coach will take notes during the game (mental or written), so he has special points to deal with. Your list may be full of issues of concern, but you can only talk about three at most. One more time and the message is gone. Avoid generic terms like “we didn’t defend well”. It’s specific about the maintenance aspect that’s the problem. Make sure that we talk to the players individually if they are part of the problem. It’s also important to find an aspect of their performance that you like so we don’t damage the confidence of the players. The team may also do very well, so there’s probably not much to criticize. If so, emphasize what the team must continue to do to be successful.

5) After the game talk.

At the end of the game, give players some time for themselves. I usually give them about three minutes to drink and cool off. Conversations should be brief and should include what was said at part time. Is there improvement, or consistency in performance (individually and collectively)? The coach now has to think about next week’s training session. Does the issue need to be reviewed by the Science Article, or can it be continued? Being able to evaluate your team is an important part of soccer coaching.

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