Teaching Kids to Love the Game

“You can’t fill a cup that is already full; likewise, you can’t pour from an empty cup either” The two main problems that I often encounter in relation to youth practices, especially, at the under 12 level are: Kids don’t seem to be engaged and attentive to the coaches; andThe skills being practiced seldom transfer... Continue Reading →

Game of the Week – Rondo 3v1

Rondo 3v1 - One of our teaching points when it comes to passing is that we want to pass through the windows. This game allows us to replicate those situations within the play, in addition to helping players recognise and create passing windows. Once the players get the hang of it, there are several ways... Continue Reading →

Number 3: Practice Methodology to Create Transfer

Somehow against all odds, in the year 2021, there is still an unhealthy amount of reliance on blocked and constant practice within the practice environment. Research has continuously provided evidence that randomised, variable practice is more beneficial for the learning process than constant or blocked practice. Learning may have various definitions depending on who you... Continue Reading →

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