How can I scale down and simplify the principles of play for my players?

 

The question this week comes from Tom:

How do I scale down and simplify the principles of play for the kids that I’m working with?

Additional video & reading:

Simplicity vs. Complexity – James Vaughan

Research Review: Practice task design in team sports: Representativeness enhanced by increasing opportunities for action – William Harper

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Dan Wright
Dan Wright
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dan Wright is a UEFA A licensed academy coach & blogger with experience working at grassroots level through to professional academies in the UK & Africa.
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