If one ever gets involved with coaching any form of team sport, one thing that most people want to learn about is what sort of training drills do they need to use.
And people watch others coaching and look at the drills that they are using and then go away and try them but never get the same or similar results.
When I look at a coach using a drill or an exercise, apart from going, that’s interesting, the first question that goes through my mind is, what are they trying to achieve?
For the use of the same drill can have many different effects, or be used to work on different areas of the game that needs to be improved.
What I’ve found over the years as my coaching has developed, is that I don’t put as much emphasis on the training drills that I use, for I know that the training Drills that I use is going to be dependent on who I’m working with and what I am trying to achieve.
One might go, well that is all and good, but what about the repetition that is required for one to keep improving and getting better?
I’ve thought about that for a long time, and I do get a lot of repetition in the training drills that I use, but it’s not through the use of the drills, it in the use of the techniques, and by doing that, the types of training drills that one uses suddenly becomes of less importance.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a set of training drills that I use, because over all the years coaching, I know the result and effect of using certain drills we’ve developed, though we are always creating new training drills to expand upon what we do and to improve in areas where improvement is required.
Some training drills we use a lot of, others we might only use once or twice, and some stuff we don’t use training drills at all, we just talk about it, though one of the fun parts of coaching is coming up with training drills which will solve a problem that one’s team is having.
So in conclusion, training drills are important, though don’t get hooked up on the ones that you use, for what you will find is that as your coaching develops, your training drills will develop along with you