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RobertT

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« on: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 21:02:28 »

Well, it seems when you think you can coach, and then your wife needles you to volunteer for your sons football team, you somehow end up running a team of 12/13 year olds.  On the whole, they are a few years behind the UK, and I think some of them are probably there to get them out of their parents hair, but they are all very willing.

In an attempt to at least do a half decent job, I immersed myself in all sorts of coaching manuals.

BUT - they cannot defend for toffee.  Keep getting beat straight down the middle by through balls and straight runs.  Plus they do that bunching thing young school kids are prone to do.

Anyone got any decent tips on how to coach young kids how to defend as a team?

By the way - their last season they lost every game, so even my two losses in a row is not quite sacking material, yet.  Won't be long though, bloody inexperienced Brit thinking they knew better, what were the Board thinking.
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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 21:16:50 »

Are you Jody Morris?
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 21:18:08 »

Jody Morris would tower over these lads.
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 21:27:29 »

zonal marking - works all the time ( or bribe the fuckers with burgers)
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 21:46:52 »

Only answer is to blame the man who recruited the players & sign a 28 year old 6ft 6 African player whose Passport says hes only 10.
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