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Understanding your own game

When planning for competition, the focus should be on strengths in order to achieve team success. Paddy Upton explains in this video.

When planning for competition the focus should be on strengths in order to achieve team success.

We’ve explored the importance of understanding your opponents and the conditions, now we need strategies for determining a plan to give ourselves the best possible chance of achieving the outcomes.

Playing to the team’s strengths is more important than playing to the opposition’s weaknesses, and so it’s important to construct your game around your strengths, taking into consideration your opponents and conditions.

Your task

In the previous steps, you reviewed planning in relation to gathering information on opponents and understanding the conditions in which your players perform.

When a player-centred coach is planning for competition, the focus should be on playing to your own strengths rather than exploiting the opponent’s weaknesses.

In the comments, explain why you either agree or disagree with this advice.

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