In my latest article for FourFourTwo Performance I discuss the importance of meeting player’s expectations in coaching sessions and the benefits of using small-sided games to achieve this.
As a coach I often ask what is it that children expect when they come to football practice? On a more fundamental level I ask what is it that children think football is?
I’m sure for many children football is waiting in a line to kick a ball at an adult. At least that is the impression I get when I see a lot of the practices coaches prepare for their players.