Listed below are eight key tips to maximize your practice time as a trainer or coach in floorball.
Whether you train a small group or are the main coach of a bigger team, you can learn from these tips so you get the maximum out of every training session.
(Article picture by Per Wiklund)
1 – Preparation is key
As with most of the things in life, preparation is key. If you want to be consistent during the training, that means you have to make the habit to prepare.
- Use a practice form where you explain the execution of the drill, teaching points, and length of time. Keep your practice forms in a book or file them away.
- If you have assistant coaches, they should know the drill sequence and teaching points. The head coach should outline who is responsible for teaching the drill to the team and where the coaches will be positioned once the drill begins.
- Come to the field with energy and energize your staff and players. Players will feed off you, and these sessions are what they look forward to all week.
2 – Challenge your players
Keep the players moving throughout practice; activity is key. This will develop endurance and ensure that they’re making the best use of practice time by always working on skills.
Some other tips:
- Have a set bank of practice drills to teach your system’s plays.
- Repeat drills often, but change the focus or teaching points.
- Constantly push the team for better execution.
3 – Challenge yourself
You expect the best from your players, right? Then make sure they can expect the best from you. You can do this by coming prepared to the practice, as described in tip 1.
But this isn’t enough, make sure you challenge yourself as a coach to come up with drills that are fun but that also work on key skills. Why don’t you look in your network to see if you can find more insights and coaching angles?
Perhaps check sites as Complex Floorball to check for interesting new concepts you can apply to your own training.
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You expect your players to challenge themselves. Lead by example and challenge yourself too. Never be satisfied and keep moving.
4 – Have a goal and communicate it
In regular school classes, it’s common practice to go through the material in advance so pupils know what is expected from them in that hour. And why would floorball practice be treated any differently?
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