Laying the platform
- Take the time to assess the status of the club or team you inherit as a coach
- Evaluate your players, while taking careful interest within other tems or players within your club.
- It is important to get a generic 'scope' of the rate of player development, while equally important to take the time to understand the coaching methods of your colleagues and peers.
- The biggest factor in curriculum success has to be the majority of coches buying into the idealogy and accepting the time-frames needed to achieve measurable success.
- It should ALWAYS refelct a bottom-up appraoch - Often we see clubs build from the top, down. Instead, we should strip back to the basics and evaluate our youngest teams and players first and foremost.
- Reflect, assess, and take the time to consider your clubs goals for player development, while understanding the standards needed to generate a long-term improvement plan.