A Coaching Philosophy and vision is a very important part of a coach’s personality. A coaching philosophy provides coaches with the ability to add a personal touch to the development of every player and also the team I do not believe that soccer is the same all over the world.
The difference is largely visible in the role of the coach who without re-inventing the wheel needs to be able to improve the qualities of the player and build a winning team . The team is everything and every individual player along with his personal knowledge qualities and skills should be subject to the team.
MY MAIN GOAL
My understanding which is crucial is the strengths and weakness of every player and a good coach should be able to transform the weaknesses into strengths. This is my main goal as a coach I am always trying to improve the personal skills and characteristics of every player within the line of the team.
I normally play a 4-4-2 because I consider this to be best balanced system and it is based on the most important components. In most games I will use this system but I will do subject the team players to other systems of play during the practices sessions it is important to get players experiment with the 4-3-3 and the 3-4-3.
The other important reason is that understand the systems so when they play against teams who uses these system know how to play them and can switch to another formation during a match when needed.
Training sessions must be divided into three different moments:
They must become familiar with the links between defense, midfield and offense.
As a coach I would prefer to use the entire week as opposed to having along pre-match session the whole week which will allow players to understand the peculiarities of the opposition. The preparation must include discussing everything that could happen in the match and to make sure players know what to do in any possible situation and know what is expected of them.
A TYPICAL WEEK OF TRAINING
If the team played on Sunday the training session should look like this.
Recovery training session for players who have played on Sunday with Physical trainer. The other players work with me in a 50 minute technical and tactical training session
Physical and tactical training
Double training session –with a physical and tactical training in morning and a technical/tactical training in the afternoon
Physical technical and tactical session
SUNDAY –MATCH DAY
If the team is playing in the afternoon the team can have a light warm up in the morning It is important that before and during the training sessions do everything to motivate the players to work hard and give their best and try to lift their motivation to the highest level for every game.
These guidelines will help all team coaches in the SAB League, Vodacom League and the National 1st Div.
DASC HEAD COACH
Durban Africa Sports Club, Executive members, BABES GOVENDER