Wednesday sessions for youngers and olders.

We covered the following at the individual level;

Youngers and Olders session

  • basic catching
  • reflex drills

Takeway points for coaches:

  • Build the keeper’s confidence, especially with “resting place” and distribution
  • Dont assume the keeper will be comfortable with a high resting place (eg on the “D”) or being able to act as a switch-play defender.
  • practice setting up the set-pieces using your defenders – build cohesion between GK and central defenders in particular.
  • Assign players for “wall duty” and the key defensive zones in a corner.
  • practice speedy execution, and assign a player to “ensure” the ten yards are “walked”, buying time.