Practice – Make it better

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Don’t try to replicate the game in practice instead distort the game. Use varied constraints and restraints to get the players out of their comfort zone, force faster decision making. Never allow the players to get comfortable or into set predictable patterns. This will effectively make the game slow down. Shift the focus from perfect practice to perfect effort. Encourage risk taking; mindful mistakes are learning opportunities all in pursuit of the perfect game.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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