The Three R's of Session Design

 The Three R’s is an easy to remember phrase to use when designing sessions.

  • Does the practice meet the demands of the game? Does it look like football?
  • Does the practice meet the individual needs of players?
  • Does the practice allow players quality repetition to experience actions and solve problems?

You can think of each of these as a dial out of 10. If one is set to 10 out of 10, it’s unlikely that the others will be high as well. E.g. a player kicking a ball against a wall will be 10 out of 10 for repetition of actions, however, 1 out of 10 for realism and relevance. 

Teaching and Football

For those coaches who are school teachers, you will understand that there are many attributes of a successful teacher that are the same as those attributes required of a successful coach, and vice versa.

Football NSW Bitesize Coach Development Videos

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Football Australia Return to Play Form

FREE communication tool for clinicians to coaches + players + parents - now available to download as a PDF form that allows completion + sharing without printing.

Small-Sided Possession Game

 Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Elyse Finlayson - My Go-To Activity: 4v4+4 SSG