The 5-Minute Football Coach #137
Pitch & putt, Zonal game, Player enthusiasm
I hope you’re all well. Here are your tips for this week:
⚽️ Warmup of the week
Let’s start with this Pitch & Putt fun game, which could be used as a simpe warmup:
Part 2 of my #SundayShare 👍🏻 If in doubt , go back to a classic !! Here’s the ‘Pitch & Putt ‘ for those that haven’t seen it 🏌🏽♂️⚽️⛳️ @Sundayshare #OldButGold
🥅 Game of the week
Next, a zonal SSG with a few tweaks: defenders stay in their third, attackers score by passing into the end zone. Lots of composure required!
1/2 A new zonal exercise variation we used today (MD -1). We included GKs in the build-up phase and we added endzones for the players to pass into to score. Defenders were constrained to their zone and attackers moved freely.
💡 Idea of the week
Lastly, should players be cool & relaxed, or full of energy & enthusiasm? This coach has a very clear answer:
Geno Auriemma was asked how every single player on his team is so enthusiastic. He gave an answer that every young athlete should hear 👏
Hope you enjoyed this - until next time!
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