Attention to Detail
When considering any ‘coaching moment’ they can be broken down further in to 4 categories;
- Position – This relates to the position on the field, the position of team mates, the player themselves and the opponents.
- Moment – This relates to the moment of the action – too early, too late etc.
- Direction – This relates to the direction of the action – behind the player, into their path, front foot/back foot.
- Speed – This relates to the speed of the action.
An example is provided in relation to an attempted ball played from the center midfielder to the wide midfielder;
Position – Is the wide midfielder in a position to receive the ball? Are there opponents in the way?
Moment – Can the CM release the ball wide at the right time in order to put the ball into the WM path?
Direction – Is it played to the front foot in order to initiate the attack? Is it played to the back foot – slow the game down and make the wide fielder play back.
Speed – Is the ball delivered quick enough to avoid interception?