The 5-Minute Football Coach #20
Fun warmup, 9v9 formations, Quiet coaching
Here are your highlights for this week:
Practice of the week
A fun warmup which I’m looking forward to using with our team when the new season starts:
Topic of the week
If your team is playing 9-a-side football (Under-11&12 in England), or is soon going to, you may be thinking about which formation to use. This nice video goes through several good options, including their pros and cons.
I especially liked two points near the end: using quarter-matches to help the team learn a formation more quickly, and when and how to use a sweeper.
Idea of the week
This article on effective vs ineffective coaches is pretty interesting, the main point being to avoid play-by-play instructions in favour of coaching to a topic and observing matches to see the result.
I hope you enjoyed this. The next newsletter will be in 2 weeks’ time, have a great summer!
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