INTRODUCING COMPLEX ACTIVITIES TOO SOON
You have to understand that even players at a club level make a mistake every one in three actions. How can we then expect to introduce a complex movement to a child where it is proven that the younger the player the higher their chance of a mistake. In fact, for players between the age of 8 and 9 just playing in 7 on 7 make less than 50% of successful actions.
We need to make sure that when they make mistakes firstly, they are not blamed for these mistakes. Additionally, that we introduce them slowly to new tasks, we make exercises progressive in difficult so as to lower the frustration and the demand we put on them physically and mentally.
DEMANDING TOO MUCH OF YOUNG PLAYERS
If you’re a parent reading this who has been to one of our sessions you would know we don’t focus on any exercise for more than 20 minutes. We need to give then both physical and MENTAL breaks so as to maximise their output while also allowing them to enjoy themselves without overexertion.
So parents and coaches alike please understand your young children are still exactly that despite them now having a ball at their feet.
Part 3 will be addressing:
The use of inefficient coaching methods.
All the best,
The Team at Casual to Pro
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