Why your players should try different positions
We explore why playing in different positions matters and how to implement it with your team.
No one knows what position a player will have in the future. Especially when they first start playing football.
What we do know is that young players should be comfortable running, changing direction, throwing and catching. This gives them confidence in their body and what it can do.
And, to create skilful players, we need to understand that skilful play takes place across the pitch, varying from one position to another.
To a midfielder, it may be a quick turn and dribble past an opponent to put their team on the front foot. Whereas to a defender, skilful play is more likely to be a well-timed interception or tackle.
It's important to allow players to experience and develop these different actions. And a great way to do that is by playing in different positions.