Wed 17 Aug 2022 07:37

- Safety is always your first concern.

- Focus on your aim to give your session structure.

- Check you have all the equipment & resources you need

- Make your communication effective through:


- Plan what to say before you say it
- Gain the attention before you start
- Keep the message short & simple
- Invite questions and check for understanding

- Demonstration

- Position yourself so all can hear & see (you face the Sun!)
- Focus on 1-2 points only
- Invite questions and check for understanding
- Repeat demonstration more than once

- Vary the skill in exercises and game-like situations.

- Adapt your exercise if players get bored.

- Use the following tools to challenge players:

Use of space; Increase/decrease number of players; | Time - vary time for an activity or the speed of the players (walk, jog, run or sprint);| Vary positioning of player | Change material, e.g. use two balls instead of one.

- Create an environment in which players are not afraid to make mistakes.

- Observe players’ performances.

- Focus on one key factor at a time
- Observe same thing but from different positions
- Compare your observations with your explanation
- Decide to either - action, build on, correct or do nothing

- Give attention to individuals, groups and the team.

- Keep an eye on the time

- Encourage player input and make the session interactive use Push or Pull feedback

‘Push’ is when you give feedback. | ‘Pull’ is when you draw feedback.

- Maximise players’ physical activity.

- Players should feel they have made progress at the conclusion of a practice.

- Review the practice.

- Make practices enjoyable for all involved.