It has been scientifically proven that we (humans) have a very difficult time doing Two Things at the same time. For example: Concentrating on the Ebb and Flow of the Game … Listening for instructions … Hearing the instruction … Understanding the instruction … Applying the instruction … Ooops! That’s already more than Two Things taking place which is why…
Ineffective coaches actually need to give play/by/play instructions during the game because of their inability to run proper training sessions. They are ‘drill masters’ with no theme and are satisfied with just keeping the players active. They justify their title ‘coach’ by making a comment after every single mistake made in practice. They…
- Control the Practice by being Verbally Active giving Constant Advice.
- Control the Game by being Verbally Active giving Constant Instructions.
Effective coaches, on the other hand, have no need to give play/by/play instructions during the game because they run proper training sessions. They are ‘game masters’ with a THEME and are not satisfied unless their players are learning something that can be applied in the next game. They justify their title ‘coach’ by studying and applying rules and regulations during the 1vs1, Small-Sided Games and Scrimmage which force players to learn the THEME.
- Teach during Practice by being Verbally Active during (+) games.
- Test during Practice by being Verbally Silent during (vs.) games.
- Realize that every Game with opponents is a (vs.) game.
Are Verbally Silent, observe and take notes on progress of the THEME.
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