TOP TIPS FOR MOVING WITH THE BALL
“All children need to develop physical literacy skills. Doing so makes them more confident and competent in their movements.
“Simple tag games are a great tool in this area. For example, if ‘tagged’, a player has to balance on one leg. Then, to get ‘free’, they must seek out and high-five a teammate. Games like this encourage the use of fundamental skills such as agility, balance and coordination. They also make excellent arrival activities.”
Click here to discover Vinny Halsall’s session-based tips to help your players develop the skill of moving with the ball.
SPOTLIGHT ON: INTERCEPTING
While intercepting has always been important, the speed of the modern game has made it an essential skill – for both attackers and defenders.
However, to intercept successfully, your team need to do more than just ‘cut out a pass’. Stealing the ball can be a tricky business. Amongst other things, it involves scanning the pitch, timing your move and getting into position. Then, you need to follow this up with excellent technique.
To find out how you can help your players develop their intercepting skills, click here.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING SKILFUL PLAYERS
Developing skilful players isn’t just about creating a few standout individuals. It’s about releasing the potential of everyone in your team. For some, that’ll be reaching the dizzy heights of the international game. For others, it’ll be a game of walking football down the park.
As a coach, it’s important to recognise that it doesn’t matter where your players end up. When you focus on releasing their potential, you prioritise their needs – and they feel included in the process. Working this way also helps unlock some interesting benefits... click here to reveal all.