Coaching for Continuous Improvement
With the start of the new football season,
coaches need to plan their practice plans, schedules and coaching
philosophies in order to get the best out of their players each and
every day. To develop and become great, players must do their best
and give their all to improve day by day.
coaching requires the monitoring of players on a daily basis, be
it through a grading system or a graph display system, in order to
see if they are continuing to improve each and every day. Players
must maintain their improvement levels and once they begin to drop,
it is the responsibility of the coach to notice and take action, be
it dropping that player or changing something in your method of
coaching that particular player.
The players themselves must endeavor to improve
their performance each day by listening intently to the coaching and
applying what they’ve learned. As footballers, your players must be
dedicated to the game and focus on every detail of the sports
fundamentals. Players must learn and execute each and every aspect
of the game and be able to replicate what they’ve learned in
practice on the field. Finally, they must be determined to succeed
and learn on a daily basis to become as good as they can be.
This rule is also true for coaches who cannot
afford to get complacent within the job and maintain the focus of
explaining and demonstrating drills to players and then getting them
to practice and repeat them whilst correcting and praising them
accordingly. This system must be repeated in each session in order
to teach players the fundamentals of football at a pace that will
benefit the players giving them the help they need to improve
Keep focusing on getting the best out of your
players when teaching the fundamentals through drills. Do not do
drills just for the sake of doing them, make sure your plan is clear
and that the drills are of use to the players learning.
It is a necessity to monitor both your player’s
improvement levels on a daily basis and your own development as a
coach. If you encounter problems, look at what steps need to be
taken to improve player’s performances and you could improve areas
such as drills, motivation or focus levels.