Training sessions can be long and arduous or they can be short and fruitful. The driving force behind any winning team is a good training regime. Here is how you can get the most out of your training session.
Individualize the Training Sessions
When you work as a team, you win as a team. However, there are some things that some players do better than others. For example, in basketball, some players are great at dribbling but weak at shooting the ball. If your players have a weakness, or you detect an area they lack in, make sure the player works on that area.
Players who are great at shooting will have little effect when undergoing the same shooting practice whereas a dribbling session may make for the most effective
Have a Learning or Feedback Session
Every coach assumes that they know what their players want and need. They believe it so whole-heartedly that they forget to even confirm their beliefs with their players. As a coach, it is important that you have a learning session every once in a while.
In these sessions, ask the players how they feel the team is, what needs to be changed and what they need to work on. This will give you a great idea of which direction you need to take the team in.
Evaluation is Crucial
A tournament is not the only time your team, their skills and your training is tested. You need to make sure that your training sessions are proving to be effective. Approximately two weeks after your learning session, have a small match and evaluate each player. This will let you know whether you need to adjust your training technique.
Evaluation sessions are crucial to a good team as they let you fine-tune your training programs to perfection. After all, it is better that you fix your training regime now rather than after losing a game.
Getting the most out of each training session is crucial to a winning team. By following the above guidelines, you can make use of each training session, no matter how long or short it may be. Furthermore, you get the most out of each of your players. You may need to sacrifice a day or two of training by holding learning or evaluation sessions, but it is well worth it in the long run.