I hope you have enjoyed these five episodes, myself and Lauren certainly had a great time putting them together. One question from me relating to that free play - deliberate practice continuum.
"If you have limited time with your players then in that hour long session, how much of it would be free play with fewer interruptions and stoppages?"
There is no right or wrong answer as it depends upon so many things but in order to get massive returns regarding independent decision making, realistic practice, creativity and skill we must consider what our training and playing priorities are.
It would be great to hear your thoughts.
Thanks so much for listening to our podcasts and we at the FA and the digital team wish you all the best as you strive to develop some great footballers and some great young people as well.