Structure without structure

Everything done in preparing the athlete should be driven by the demands of competition. So, ask yourself the question: Is what you are doing in physical preparation, technical and tactical training preparing your athletes for the chaos & unpredictability of competition? This demands structure without structure.

Are you distorting the game in training or just trying to replicate game demands? Certainly, a paint by numbers mechanistic reductionist approach done at 75% speed will leave the athlete unprepared. Is your training heavy on drills with little or no transfer? Train faster than the game to be fast in the game. Look for perfect effort not perfect practice. Look at mistakes as learning opportunities and teachable moments. You play the way you practice so make practice more game like.