(a mini talk for age 10 upwards for those interested in soccer)
I think it is interesting to note that most managers in the pro’s today were former players. And as such, they know what it takes to be a pro.
- strengths and weaknesses of each individual and seek to enhance the strengths and work on the weaknesses
- weak spots in the other teams, and how to take advantage of these
- best way to get the most out of their team, so that the final product is greater than the sum of the parts. i.e. ‘team vs. individual’
As players, these top managers hadn’t just played the game and enjoyed it, they had learned it. They had learned it to such an extent that they are able not only to demonstrate what to do, but also to verbally communicate what is expected of those now playing.
- They know how they want their teams to defend
- They know how they want their teams to attack
- They know how to play against certain teams