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Coaching a game in play is a challenge to most Ugandan coaches

By Football256 Team
Kyetume FC head coach Livingstone Mbabazi (kneeling) protests a decision against his team | Sanyuka TV photo (Francis Isaano)

By Asaph Mwebaze

A coach can make the difference on match day, yet few coaches take as much care during the vital minutes of the match as they do with the pre-match preparation.

This week I will try to look at the Dos and Dont’s of coaching a match in play. And whilst every coach has a different style, we all share a common goal, to get the best out of our teams when it really counts.

The Don’ts

Don’t micromanage the game; As a coach with experience and ability, it is easy to talk to particular players through every move but this is potentially destructive because it stifles their instinct for the game or their innate ability which may even exceed the coach.

Positive encouragement will give the players confidence. It is better to say ‘hit the target’ than ‘don’t miss’. Most of us coaches in Uganda use the negative approach and most of the time discourage the players.

Don’t get distracted away from the game; Don’t talk to spectators and the other coaches afterwards. Your players need your full attention. Create a bubble for you and your team and make sure at half time the bubble continues.

Many times, we as coaches start unnecessary conversations with fans or fellow coaches and miss critical action on the field of play.

Don’t argue with the referee; It distracts the players and draws attention to the possible shortcomings of one person rather than the game in hand.

It is also unlikely to have a positive influence on the outcome of the game and it is not in the spirit of the game anyway.

Referees and umpires of all levels and abilities will rarely change a decision once it has been made and they may even turn them against you. Personally, I am guilty of these like other coaches in Uganda.

The Dos

Do remember to play for today; Focusing on future aims during the game adversely affects players’ concentration. This happens a lot when teams are in different competitions in the season. As coaches, we are planning for the next week whilst in a present game.

Do break the game down with achievable targets; for example, goals against for the next ten minutes, even when at half time you are well ahead.

Do watch first, worry later; Keep your emotions under control – panic, anger, frustration and fear are all mind killers. Players depend on the coach to be the coolest head on the pitch.

Observing from as many different watching angles as possible will enhance your perspective on the game. For example, the shape of a team is more discernible from a distance, speed easier to gauge from the side and physical fitness more apparent when standing close up.

Do create and refer to a checklist; When the game starts, as a coach you should be able to read effectively the opposition’s strengths and weaknesses and alter your strategy accordingly.

Use a simple checklist with the tactic you will apply to counter strengths or exploit weaknesses. For instance, identifying their best player may change the way they are marked, or noting whether that player is left or right-sided.

When the whistle blows for the start of the match, it also starts a concentrated period of thought, action and reaction for the coach.

Having spent the days, weeks, months before preparing a team for this moment, the coach also needs to be prepared, mentally and emotionally. Whether you can find glory in defeat, humility in victory, can you say you made a difference on the day?

Do find the right moment; Information needs to be given when players are most receptive, for instance, when they can concentrate on what you are saying and not in the middle of a play or even within 30 seconds of the half time break.

The author is a CAF B licensed coach he also holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Accounting and Finance degree and a Master of Arts in Public Administration.

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