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In my previous blog post, I designed three exercises based on following a Constraints Led Approach. As part of fully understanding this, I gained feedback from those who have greater understanding and experience. Sebastian (@SebC__) Don’t think I agree with the second example and the three games, “play through the centre” because I think it’s unrealistically constraining the defensive team (they’re not gonna count to have only 6 in the centre). Defending team isn’t training. I’d say it’s more complex than that and always stems from match analysis. If you play teams who regularly set up like saloon doors and underload the centre, don’t waste time to train, set PlayStation tournaments with the players instead. I would rather put two wide goals after the midway line for the defending team, meaning they will try to put more numbers on the wings when the ball is there to increase the chance…

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After researching coaching theories in the last few blog posts, I’ve decided to come up with my opinions on them. I do not pretend to be an expert in coaching or theories, but here are my thoughts based on the research carried out and my experience coaching. Recap on the Coaching Theories At the start, I had three theories to look into, Non-Linear Pedagogy, Constraints Led Approach and Skill Acquisition. As I looked deeper into these, the more it came to my attention that they are intertwined. I won’t go in depth about them, but the theoretical basis of both Non-Linear Pedagogy and Constraints Led Approach seem reasonable. Potentially oversimplifying them. Non-Linear Pedagogy states development isn’t a straight progression from one stage to the next and and we are all restricted by ourselves, our environment and the task we want to accomplish. The Constraints Led Approach follows from the final…

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