How to create a great matchday experience
In conversation with Vicky Fisher and Vinny Halsall, FA coach developers, we discuss how to support your players before, during and after a match.
Before the match
First things first: check in with your team. Ask about their week, find out how they’re feeling and address any issues they raise.
Once everyone’s caught up, shift your focus to the task at hand. Chat to your players about how they want to approach the match. Then, assign some responsibility. For example, you could ask individuals to organise the warm-up or lead the team talk. If you work with very young players, get them to help arrange the cones or goals.
Next, it’s time to link your matchday to training. Vinny and Vicky discuss the importance of this step in the video below.