All of our training sessions from now on will be focused on the techniques and tactics of Futsal. It’s almost like starting over with my teams since the skills of Futsal are so very different from many of the skills the players use outdoor. Some see this as a negative but I think they’re complimentary and will have my players better prepared when we go back outside in the spring.
“Is negative reinforcement during training the prevalent model and if I move my sons to another club they will only deal with the same?”
Thanks for your question Tim!
It’s dangerous to generalize but I think that more and more coaches are taking an educational approach to training their teams and moving away from ‘old school’ techniques. You’ll still find plenty of coaches using negative reinforcement in an attempt to be successful but hopefully we’ll see fewer and fewer of them over time.
I would suggest that you look for coaches that will be the best for your kids rather than clubs. As you’ve found, there’s a range of different styles even within the same club.
If enough parents start gravitating toward growth oriented coaches, regardless of their statistical success, I think we’ll see more of a shift to that style.
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