We continued our progress on the field this week as players continued to challenge themselves in the rich, fun and dynamic environment created for them at training.
During our session preparation we prioritise the quality and quantity of information we make available to players, as this is crucial to their short term performance and long term development.
Developing skilful, adaptive and creative football players is a complex, challenging and exciting project. We are constantly producing realistic football problems and then encouraging players to find solutions by guiding their attention. To develop skilful, adaptive and creative players, we must expose them to a complex and dynamic environment within our sessions.
Technique is perhaps the most visible obvious element to enjoying success in football. Even an amateur can recognise good technique. Do they have good control? Are they fast with the ball at their feet? Can they dribble through their opponents? Do they pass accurately?
Our technical work is ongoing as we work towards developing players able to receive passes both on the ground and in the air with clean first touches keeping the ball close to their body. A player able to maintain possession of the ball, successfully protecting it from opponents.