Tony Minoldo wrote:Steve,
I think yours was a very good idea about this topic, so let's get started with a classic coaching session for beginners. I particularly like to teach them individual technique then maybe a short game before a lenghty SSG. I observed a colleague from Brazil doing this and he explained to me that's the way they do, they let the kids do a lot of moves to beat an opponent, rather than SSG encouraging 1 or 2-touch football as I've seen too many coaches doing.
I wonder what would've been of the likes of Kaka', Ronaldinho and Co. if their youth coaches would have adopted 1 or 2-touch football
Ask the lads (who remian) from last years Uni side. I nicked one of my main warm-up routines from a coaching Mentor (Russell Mason) I have the players in a 20 x 20 grid (numbers dependant) and each have a ball. They then have to follow what I do. I take them through a set of different exercises that makes them manipulate the ball, stand on the ball etc. all involving quick feet. I do this for approx. 15-20 minutes building up the tempo as we go. I also knicked one of Dabba's doing everything to a count of 1,2,3.
I think we get bogged down with 2 touch for 2 reasons.
1. With kids if there's only one ball the best player is going to be dribbling away with it and none of the others will get a touch.
2. With adults we are always trying to encourage players to "Pass and move" and we do it by limiting touches. Where we go wrong is assuming that players have a good touch in the first place. All too often players haven't developed the "touch" or technique side of their game well enough to play 1 or 2 touch which our South American friends have.