What to include in your training pack
Most clubs now offer, or provide for an agreed cost, training packs for players – WHY?. Players feel “part of the group”, they have a proper kit to train in and it makes them identifiable – VERY IMPORTANT FOR THOSE WHO TRAIN OUTSIDE IN THE WINTER. With this in mind, what garments do you need and what garments are not required?
DOES YOUR CLUB TRAIN INSDE OR OUTSIDE?
1. If you train outdoors, then consider the weather. Hats and Gloves are inexpensive and there are a variety of coats and rain jackets which provide protection in wet weather.
2. If you train indoors, then concentrate on a training kit- shirt, shorts and socks and maybe a jumper for warmth.
1. A Water bottle – keep hydrated and identify the bottle with a club badge and initials so that everyone drinks from their own bottle.
2. A Football – Training balls are inexpensive and ball skills are best taught with a ball per player.
3. A Bag – Deliver the items as a set, this makes the recipient feel that they are more valued, and it makes it easier for them to keep everything together.
Training kits are often piled in a corner while the session is on. Think about the small cost of initialling or squad numbering the sets. The benefits are immeasurable at the end of the session when a player receives their kit from the pile.