----- Coaching Session Plan -----
Definitions for Session Planner (over)
Praise for session. What to think about for next comp. Reminders.
Approx Timing in a 1 hour session
Content and Coaching Points
Pre-session briefing 2 - 5 What will we do ?(skill/drill/game/activity). What will it be called? What cues do I
What will I say? What do they need to know? Lessons to learn from last comp. need to give?
Set scene for session.
Warm-up 5 -10 Where shall I demonstrate, where/how should they be standing /sitting? Do I
Activity followed by stretching. need helpers to demonstrate? In what
arrangement will they do the activity and where?
Skill / Tactics Practice or Development 10 - 15
Revising previously learned skills / tactics, learning new ones. Equipment
What will I need - how many of everything - balls (type), sticks, sashes/bibs,
Skill / Tactics Application or Game 20 - 25 whistles, markers?
Applying what we have just learned into a game-like situation. Column can be summarised above for easy reference.
Cool-down 5 Time
Bringing heart rate down gradually and stretching the muscles we used. How many minutes should this take, including demo/explanation and movement
Conclusion 2 - 5 How did this go, how would I change it? (Complete after training).
Date: Session Aims:
Content and coaching points Organisation Equipment Time Comments
We are here to have some fun
briefing … Fun
… Good time
… A fair go for every one
Jog – around the oval
Red Rover - everyone needs to be
Warm up carrying a footy
Handball game – tackle if they have
Get players into pairs – kick to kick
Handball drills I am going to look
Skills/ ‘One on one’ contest for:
Practice or Goal kicking … Skill level
Development Rectangle drill … Attitude
Try and move the ball quick
Run the ball through the lines
Kick the ball through the middle of
Cool down Red rover