Steven Poacher

Steven Poacher – Coaches overlook this in training

The top teams spend a lot of time working on transition plays

The top teams spend a lot of time working on transition plays

In his column in this week’s Gaelic Life, Steven Poacher explains the importance of transitional play.

He says it is an aspect that is crucially important to the success of your team.

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“The top teams will engross themselves in Transition games, and great importance is placed upon transition play between attacking play and defensive play and vice versa.

“The common mistake most coaches make is to overcoach defensive play, or attacking play and not put enough emphasis on that urgency and opportunity of quick transition to defence and quick transition to attack.

“Both these can be coached through a variety of transition games and drills.”

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Steven Poacher explains that while possession is good, it is also good to have smart players.