Grassroots Coaching

S.T.E.P.P Football Coaching Made Easy 2

This is the second step in the S.T.E.P.P – football coaching made easy – process of improving coaching and making sessions more enjoyable and suitable for your players.

Remember and use the acronym S.T.E.P.P and apply when and where it is appropriate. This might be at the start of the session or, depending on how well or badly the session is going, during the session or practice.

S.T.E.P.P stands for the following:

S – Size

T – Tempo and time

E – Equipment

P – Players

P – Progressions.

This is the second blog in a series of 5 where we examine S.T.E.P.P in greater detail and look at how it can help coaches.

T – Tempo and time.

  • So that players can understand and be given the chance to understand and successfully perform practices and drills, it is a good idea at the start to slow the tempo of the practice right down, to a walk in some cases and with young players. This gives the players time to think and perform the practice successfully. As the players improve, the tempo of the practice can be increased.
  • Use time to  challenge the players. For example, in the next 30 seconds, let’s see if we can complete 10 successful passes or let’s see who can score the most goals in the next 2 minutes.



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