The development of a sport team is a long-term and exhausting task that requires a lot of patience and will. This is one of the jobs where you need to gather people with totally different opinions, affinities and qualities with the goal of producing an efficient team that will win the cup. Sometimes this sounds easier than it is to do, but in reality, there are a couple of things you can do to boost your team and make it more professional.
Know your players
In order to form the “winning eleven” you should know and understand your players as well as heir qualities. Some can play many different positions, some play better when pushed forward and so on. This is extremely important, and the best way to learn about them, besides watching them on the training, is to talk to them. Speak to each of them individually to see if they are satisfied with the current position. It may happen that they do not want to say that they could play better at some other position. If they do, your duty is to try to place them on the wanted position and see if they perform well.
Try different tactics and different players
Not every team plays well when utilizing wing play for example. In order to find the best and winning strategy, you, as a trainer, must combine different plays and tactics. Also, some players play better when they have a certain teammate in the formation so make sure you try out numerous players. It may happen that some cannot find the “common words” and they do not like to play with each other, so your job is to try to “squash the beef” in order to improve the playing.
Give a chance to young players
Scouts often find young and undeveloped players that showed great skills at one of the matches. They can bring in more enthusiasm, joy and creativity to the team. For that reason, the young players should be part of every squad. They are eager to prove their quality so they will play with a lot of enthusiasm. Talented youngsters often show their skills at young age so don’t forget to watch closely their play. They can be a way of refreshment to your team that could bring you a lot of success.
Spend time with players off-the-stadium
Yes, this is important as you will gain confidence and relationship with your players. Although this does not seem very important, it is highly important to develop a personal relationship with your players. The better the relationship you have with them, the more likely is that they will play better and show excellent results. It is about getting know to them and having a friendly relationship that will not add more weight to their shoulders. Of course, this does not mean you need to tolerate things that should not happen. You are the authority that controls everything, but you are also a human and you need to show that to your players.