Should we judge players based on their size or Speed

Should we judge players based on their size?  How about their speed?  What about their juggling ability.

One effective way to judge players is based on their TIC

  • Technique
  • Insight
  • Communication

A player can be in the right spot at the right time and know what to do but without the technical ability to execute, they wont be successful.  The ability to make the accurate pass, to receive the ball properly, to shoot on goal etc. is all dependent upon technical ability.

A player can have great technique but without the insight (tactical awareness) they will make bad decisions and lose the ball most of the time.

A player can have the technical ability and the insight to make the right decision but if they can’t communicate with their teammates, they will tend to be a “one man team”.  Communication can be verbal or non verbal but it’s an integral part of an individuals or teams success.

Too often we judge players on physical attributes when we really should be going out of our way to try to evaluate based on their TIC.

Watching FC Barcelona play (perform) is a great way to experience a team of players with wonderful TIC.

Just something to think about.


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