The 5-Minute Football Coach #71
4v4 game, Choking in matches, Rio Ferdinand
Here are this week’s 3 tips:
⚽️ Practice of the week
A nice little 4v4 setup with 4 goals, probably best for younger age groups:
Small Sided Game Created on @TacticalPad All the goals game What you do 4v4 + GK in each goals 30 x 30 area First team to score in all 4 goals wins. Once a goal is scored attack the other 3 and so on. What you coach Quick finishing Team play Counter attacks @CoachingFamily
📖 Topic of the week
Regardless of age and level of competitions, players can under-perform during matches, especially at key moments. This blog post from Innerdrive covers the reasons why this happens and suggests a few ways to address it.
Keeping in mind that getting nervous is quite natural:
💡 Idea(s) of the week
Rio Ferdinand with a few pieces of advice on the art of defending:
"I always used to make myself really aware of who I played against." Rio Ferdinand discusses how he varied his approach against different types of center forwards. Game intelligence applies to the defensive side of the game as well.
Have a great week!
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