Project 1

Project 1

Published on 8 September 2021
Transcript
00:04
U14 Game Time
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Squad of 15
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70 mins per game
00:12
14 outfield players fighting for 700 minutes a game
00:18
EQUAL GAME TIME
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700 mins / 14 boys -->
00:21
50 minutes each/game
00:23
Doesn't reward good performances
00:24
Best for first season? U8's
00:27
50% MINIMUM GAME TIME
00:27
6 boys play full game 8 boys play a half
00:33
OR
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4 boys play full game 4 boys play 3/4 game 6 boys play a half
00:38
Some boys are getting twice as much as others , thats a healthy amount of incentive?
00:40
Everyone gets a half
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STRONGEST TEAM
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6 boys play full game 4 boys play 3/4 game) 1 boy plays a half 2 boys play 1/4 game 1 boy sits out game
00:49
Team shape and positions are consistent during game
00:51
Boys playing a lot more likely to suffer overuse injury during puberty
00:52
3 boys - 20% of squad aren't really involved, affecting morale and squad depth
00:58
THOUGHTS
00:59
Equal game time best for U8s and very casual youth teams
01:04
Strongest team with some boys left out may suit Representative sides - where the boys are already part of another team
01:08
.... and may suit an occasional tough fixture
01:11
which leaves ........
01:14
50% Minimum Game time
01:15
no-one is sidelined, the squad is united, divisions are prevented, boys don't get overuse injuries
01:17
boys still have to show a good attitude, and work ethic to be eligible for minimum game time
01:24
Any difficulties with Minimum game time??
01:26
Managers job is hard enough without this?
01:28
Boys need to be MUCH more flexible on the positions they play
01:30
Some really good boys might go elsewhere
01:33
Performances suffer in short term - most parents don't really accept this
01:39
How do leading football academies approach this?
01:40
Subject to fitness, in the U12 to U14 age groups you will participate in at least 50% of match playing time reasonably spread out in any one season. Subject to fitness, in the U15 and U16 age groups you will play in at least 20 ‘Authorised Games’ per season and participate in at least 50% of the game time.
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MY SUMMARY
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What is your teams approach to game time? are there any misunderstandings?
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Is your teams priority development of all individuals? or is the team performance more important
01:52
50% Minimum Game has to be the goal for development football
01:56
Unless parents and players agree to flexibility in positions, then minimum game time won't happen
01:57
Oh, and rolling subs makes it easier to achieve