Ten to fourteen practices a year is all one has for working with junior teams in a typical season, so the question is, how does one make most use of that time?
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For at the end of the day, there is only so much that one can do in that time, so the trick becomes, how does one start to achieve two to three things in the space of doing one activity?
And this is where being able able to activate the self-learner in people becomes a key aspect, for it’s what they do after practice that counts, the hours and hours that the players put in away from team practices which become the key to their improvement.
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And this is why coaching is more than the drills and skills that one does at practices, it’s about instilling the improvement ethic away from practice which becomes the key to a players improvement