Why do my team train brilliantly, but struggle on game day?


The question this week comes from Rich:

My main issue is getting my U9 team to believe they are as good as what I see them do at training. On game day they seem to freeze up and suffer a bit of stage fright!

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Dave Wright
Dave Wright
Dave Wright is a Co-founder of Player Development Project & UEFA A Licensed academy coach based in London.
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