How to set up and run a training session
New to coaching and looking for some help? Here are some tips to help you set up and run a training session.
This isn’t the be-all and end-all. But if it’s possible, it really can help.
Getting to training early allows you the time to set up arrival activities for your players. That way, they can start playing as soon as they turn up rather than waiting around, becoming cold and bored.
This is especially important if you share facilities with others. We’ve all been there when a team uses up every last second of their time on the pitch before your session begins. Turning up early gives you the chance to adapt plans. And you can think about how to get your team active as quickly as possible in the space that’s available.
Utilise player-led activities and your venue
Looking to kick off your session quickly? Giving players ownership to set up an activity and utilising the equipment that’s already there will help.
Here, Ben Hardaker and Sarah Lowden discuss what this could look like.