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Should beginners play every position?

What is the best approach to positions for a team of beginner 8 year olds? Play every position through the season or foxus on 1-2 positions?
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Hi Mardi,

Beginners certainly shouldn't stick to one or two positions. It would be a good idea to do some mock games during training sessions to see what positions suit to each player. But yes you should probably rotate your players through the court throughout the season, because that way they can develop skill sets for most of the positions, which opens up opportunities for when they are older and when they have preferences on which position that they should play.

Hope this can help!

Ideally theyll have a preferred position, so sometimes its best to place them in their opposing positions i.e GS, put them in GK, obviously a specialist GK wont be a shooter so consider GD or WD, GS & GA obviously have a different skillset, but they will get a feel of how a GK thinks, oositions and tactics, C to WA or vice versa, GD to WD. In some cases its not ideal ie put WD into C or C into GD as their mindset (centre court players) are programmed to attack and create opportunities, defence players not so much - hope that helps.
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