Discussion schedule between the head coach and the team before training, in the locker room

Locker room discussion
Locker room discussion

Discussion between the head coach and the team, Coach Letchin*

The head coach, technical manager or team manager, solves with the team the basic issues of the team’s game, presenting:

  • the situation from the past match of the team and what has been solved up to that point;
  • what needs to be done in the next training until the next game.

The head coach should indicate the basic aspects of the training and, in particular, the purpose for which the training program is carried out.

Motivating the whole set of training and linking it to the play of the team make the players have a precise goal, know exactly what they are doing at each moment, understand the training they make to accomplish the individual game and the team.

This great psychological problem of training is achieved through the perfect co-operation of the coach with the players, one of the most important aspects of the modern training strategy (if the players go to the training without telling them what they are doing and especially why they are doing that, the effects of the training are only vegetative (for health).

Discussion between the head coach and the team, Coach Letchin*

Players will go out on the pitch, at the official game, just like in training, and will especially play what they know to play. Now is the time for coaches to realize what they actually know and want to achieve with their teams – but only by respecting the general and special laws of this profession.

The use of tactical board, live explanations, sessions, educational films, diagrams, cinemas, photographs, sports articles, various game analyzes or preparations even on the football field today are of major importance, for every professional club in the world.

This moment of training (discussion with the head coach) is the most important – he obliges assistant coaches to prepare very well for each day, for each workout.

It is known from the international and national practice that there are coaches who don’t master the secrets of modern computer sciences that can be applied to football (those are in charge to the other members of the team’s technical staff).

Discussion between the head coach and the team, Coach Letchin*

What the head coach must still know is the team’s game conception, its dynamics, must have the ability to see the team’s play in space, with which to conquer players and leaders, spectators and even opponents.

No matter what the qualities of the coach are, the best thing to know is the knowledge of the game and, in particular, its transposition into the training, learning, refinement and craftsmanship it can accomplish with the technical team and the players.

I make this statement in order to understand the main task of the football coach, namely to teach his team to play a particular game system, namely to play:

  • in attack and defense as far as possible;
  • have principles of playing with international football content;
  • to have a game conception adapted to the country’s football and, in particular, to be specific to the team;
  • to have stability in the basic combinations of the team in attack and defense, in playing the game and at its fixed moments, in the field itself, in the middle of the field, but also in the adverse field/ the left side lane, the central lane and the side lane so that a decomposition and composition of the game from one player to eleven and vice versa is achieved.

The mastery of the coach is, therefore, to know the game of his team very well and especially to be able to compose it in his special training. What makes the coach be an artist, a director, a manager, etc., is the art of making the players co-work with him, obey the team, respect and perfect what he says, always, the team to play a well-learned lesson.

After this discussion at the locker room, the coach and the players go out on the field, where they may repeat some tactical problems with the whole team (the base team who played or who will play the next match), setting out exactly what he wants from the team and from each player (details his technical team, under his direct guidance and controlwill do them in the next training).

 

Discussion between the head coach and the team, Coach Letchin*

In order to make the programs between the two trainings prove their necessity, I must mention that all that the head coach requires in this program before the training or the games must be discussed before: by the players between them, the players with the assistants, the team without coaches, all the stakeholders, in all the free moments that are part of the training itself.

Today, training does not end out of the pitch, which makes us appeal to the individual activities of the players, the technical team’s strategy to organize activities to catch the players in the game of the team, to organize the life of each player in such a way as to achieve the great individual performance as well as the game and the performance of the team, the final goal of the training.

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