For coaches, it’s about being confident in what they’re teaching. Miller says coaches should expect players to grasp a concept during a single practice or drill but rather focus on the desired long-term outcome for the end of the season.
“We probably have 12 core drills and they tick all the boxes. Those 12 drills have four or five progressions each. Instead of teaching new drills at every practice, we’re doing similar drills and adding layers to it.”
Miller recommends focusing on teaching the skills over the drills and focusing on getting those reps in. Give players time to practice and execute instead of spending valuable practice time explaining at a whiteboard.
“They’re going to figure it out without all the extra dialogue. Keep your players moving. Often learning takes place in action, not when they’re standing around listening.”