At this stage they are also encouraged to think for themselves and make their own decisions. They may not always mark up when they ought to, or make the right pass (or make the pass at all), or dribble at the wrong time/in the wrong place but it doesn’t matter. They are learning the game and they love to play high risk football, making mistakes along the way. But when they make mistakes, we show them how to avoid repeating them.
Apart from playing games at a different pace and accustomising the players to perhaps more physical aspects, our coaching programme continues to focus on the specific phases of training they are at.