I recently published a book, It Pays to Win on Offense: A game-based approach to developing soccer players that score and create lots of goals
The “Game-based Soccer Approach” emerged out of trying to answer the following questions:
- How do we motivate our players to give their best every single day?
- How do we foster a competitive mindset and mental toughness?
- How do we get the most out of our practice time?
- What is the best way to maximize player development?
Game-based soccer (GBS) training is the philosophy that all practice activities can and should be turned into a game. By “game,” I mean that there are winners and losers. The players can be competing against themselves, each other, in teams, or all together against a target. There should always be consequences for the losing person/team in this approach. It does not have to be a big consequence, but the players should develop a mindset in which it pays to win. Consequences should depend on the activity/game, but they can range from 10 sit-ups to a short sprinting exercise – it should be just enough to motivate the players to try harder to win next time!
How do you get the most out of your players in practice every day?
Follow the link to read more about my book: It Pays to Win on Offense: A game-based approach to developing soccer players that score and create lots of goals