TRANSFORM YOUR TEAM'S SEASON WITH PROFESSIONALLY PLANNED SESSIONS
Use our expert plans or build your own using our library of over 700+ drills, and easy-to-use tools.JOIN NOW
Hi, two of my 13 year old players are constantly stepping. I have tried drills, with the landing on their outside foot, both feet and even put a coin in one of their shoes, so they can tell which one they landed on but they still step. Any suggestions? Thanks
If you think they understand the footwork rules and are aware that they are stepping but can`t help doing it you would probably need to work on body balance. Keeping balance slightly behind their centre of gravity on a two footed landing(eyes up, chest out, hips & knees bent, pull ball to body) and learning to step forward to stop momentum on a one two landing and then pulling their weight back under them again (bring step forward foot (two) back under them and thereby balance before passing). By giving them a sequence to remember e.g. catch,land,balance,pass it will give them something to work on by themselves without making too much of it at training and hopefully it will improve.
If, after all you have done to date, they can`t remember which foot is the landing foot/don`t understand what the footwork rule is and have ok body balance it may be a learning/coordination difficulty which is beyond my expertise to comment on.
Culture impacts how players work together, behave, feel and communicate. How can you as a coach help sculpt your team culture?
Cup final season is upon us! That's why we take a look at how to best prepare your players for the end of season showdowns!
The helpful tips, ideas and drills are super useful for developing our coaching abilities and the abilities of our players.