I’m using the extra free time to work on the Fall Technical Training Curriculum for our U8 through U12 teams. Talked about that back in episode 18 Creating a Technical Training Plan. If you want to know why we do this and how it’s put together you can listen to that episode.
I’ve been interested in the Confederations Cup since it’s the only international soccer that I’ve been able to see. The use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is something new that’s being tried in this competition. I talk about the positives and negatives as well as my opinion on the use of this kind of technology in our game.
He’s asking about selecting players.
“Over the last few months I have noticed some coaches select players for what they are doing now, and not so much on what they are capable of. Players that are technical, smart, spatially aware and dedicated are getting passed up for players who are larger and faster at the time of Try-outs. What is your take on natural speed and size vs a smaller, maybe slower technical player. And do you think speed can be improved?”
Thanks for the question Joe.
This is the classic debate between athleticism an skill. It’s such a complicated subject. I share my thoughts but I have to apologize for rambling a bit. There’s just no clear cut answer and so many things to consider.
In This Episode
Today I’ll share my four favorite possession activities. I’ll also tell you why there are only four as well as why these are often the only possession activities I’ll use with my teams.
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I’m taking next week off from the podcast for the 4th of July holiday but I’ll be back the following week with an episode looking at the trend toward playing with three in the back and how you might apply this to your own teams.