CONDUCTING THE BRIEFING AT START/END OF TRAINING
Start of training 1
After timely entry onto the field, all players will gather around their coach, to form a circle arm-in-arm.
The purpose of forming a closed circle is to convey to the children the concept of a united group, a common purpose, friendship, and that by uniting and helping one another they can achieve great results.
During this briefing the children should be encouraged to give their best during the training session and should, in an age-appropriate manner, be informed regarding the goals for the session.
During the briefing, children should be assured that they will be engaging in a great training session where they will be real players, allowing them to learn things and improve their skills.
The initial briefing should vary in duration according to the ages of participants, weather conditions, and other variables. It should last between one and three minutes.
The initial briefing will end with the group's characteristic "chant", promoting increased connection and bonding of the team.
End of training 1
At the end of each training session, all the children will once again surround their coach in the same manner as the start-of-training briefing: in a circle, arm-in-arm.
During this final briefing the children should be congratulated for their effort and given any constructive criticism to improve the next session.
The children should also be reminded during this briefing that the exercises and games played during the session served to improve their skills and make them better players.
The final briefing for every session should end with the group's signature shout: "olĂ¨", "juve", "gol", etc. This should be viewed as a way to strengthen team bonding.
With groups of older boys, this time should be used as a "cool-down": At this time, stretching and cool-down exercises can be done.
6 During winter or other adverse weather conditions, the briefing can take place in the locker room to keep the children from getting too cold.