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03-07-2019, 18:33   #1
mayoman1973
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Skills testing for u14

Been training u14 team now for past 6 months and finding it hard to see who has improved or gone backwards along with which skills are a players strong / weak point so we can organise drills accordingly.
Does anyone here bother with something like this? I'm thinking for next year that we would have each player perform a given number of handpasses, kicking, catching etc, maybe 20 of each. And get a baseline for where they are at. Then in 4 mths time we do same test and see what improvements or otherwise there are.

The hope being that this will tell us if a drill is working at all or needs to be tweaked.
Might also be an easy way to show mammy/daddy who asks me why their kid is not getting enough game time and why some other child is playing instead.
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04-07-2019, 18:27   #2
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Might also be an easy way to show mammy/daddy who asks me why their kid is not getting enough game time and why some other child is playing instead.
It's u-14. Give everyone equal game time for the love of God.
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It's u-14. Give everyone equal game time for the love of God.
Exactly. People are too caught up in winning every game at too young an age. Best thing you'll do for any of them is challenge their weakness that brings alot down to the same level very quickly. Have them play 10min games with only their weak foot. The stand out lads don't look like such superstars anymore you'll find but distinctly average.
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