What would you prioritise in a short pre-season?

 

The question this week comes from Neil, via the PDP Innovation Space:

“I start coaching a University team this month. I have not been involved with them before and clearly there will be new students involved for the first time also. We have 3 training sessions and one friendly before the season starts. Should I focus on key areas (e.g. shape, defending, possession) or try and cram as much broad coaching content as possible into the limited time available?”

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Dan Wright
Dan Wright
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dan Wright is Player Development Project’s Technical Advisor and 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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